Author: Veera

Eco-innovations are supported across the EU

Eco-innovation is gaining considerable support across the EU, and its underlying principles of increased efficiency, eco-friendliness, and technology development are steadily being applied to manufacturing businesses. However, many of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are lacking essential competencies and infrastructures. Consequently, SMEs require external support in the pursuit of eco-innovation. This is where ECOLABNET…
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The highest resolution materials for the most accurate SLA 3D printing technology

Writer: Vaidas Talačka | AmeraLabs AmeraLabs was founded in January 2017 with a purpose to engineer 3D printing materials that would inspire and enable the creativity of 3D printing community worldwide. The idea came 6 years ago from the personal experience of AmeraLabs founder. At that time, after developing his own SLA 3D printing, he…
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Ecological impact through product service system

Writer: Janne Pekkala | Concept designer | Muova Nowadays, many manufacturing companies are developing services in order to offer integrated sets of product and services that better satisfy customer needs. Such products-service systems (PSS) have significant ecological potential as the finished products are better utilized through complementary services. The focus is on the process and…
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ECOLABNET Cooperaton & Strategy Plan

Writer: Deivydas Čepas Eco-innovation has seen surge in relevancy during the past decade. Its emphasis on the sustainable use of materials, energy and human resources, eco-innovation is directly in line with the current societal agenda of circular economy and sustainability. Besides aiding environmental goals, eco-innovation boosts business performance and increases competitiveness by improving material, energy,…
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ECOLABNET in innovation exhibition ‘Technorama 2020’

Writer: Miglė Lebedevaitė (in the picture) ‘Technorama 2020’ is an international event organized annually by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, which attracts over 60 scientists from various universities and more than 2,000 visitors. The innovations presented by young scientists range from products and technologies for health monitoring to concrete made from waste, as well…
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ECOLABNET on-line project meeting

Writer: Deivydas Čepas On 28-30th of April 2020, Lithuanian Business Confederation (LBC) together with partners from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Poland and Lithuania hosted an important online meeting aimed to discuss the progress and future opportunities of the “ECOLABNET – Network of Service Providers for Eco-innovations in Manufacturing SMEs” project. “ECOLABNET” project is carried out as…
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Intermediary organisation – SMEs’ partner in eco-innovation

Writer: Sanna Peltonen, MUOVA, Pictures: Veera Hautala, MUOVA SMEs need support from external organisations when they are developing eco-innovations. Intermediary organisations have an important role in encouraging, promoting, and facilitating business-to-business linkages and partnerships. Intermediary organisation can be public or private. They can be non-profit or for-profit organizations like chambers of commerce, trade associations, local…
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Making ECOLABNET visible

Writer: Trine M. Nielsen, VIA University College An important task in the project is to communicate about ECOLABNET, making the network visible. This post is an example of such an activity. We would be happy to do it again.PRE- Corona, Team VIA presented the ECOLABNET project externally at a conference in an Intermediary organization “Hedensted…
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Brand new report on main conclusions about the needs of manufacturing SMEs in relation to eco-innovation

Writer: Trine M. Nielsen, VIA University College A survey conducted within the ECOLABNET project in the 6 partner countries – Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark – shows, that the manufacturing SMEs in regard to eco-innovation in general are: highly motivated, already working with eco-innovation or at least considering it making procedures for implementing…
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A Bio-Based Resin for a Multi-Scale Optical 3D Printing

Writer: Mangirdas Malinauskas, Vilnius University We have investigated acrylated epoxidized soy bean oil (AESO) based photocurable resins, which were proven to be suitable for both commercially available personal table-top 3D printers and to state-of-the-art ultrafast laser nanolithography dedicated setups. Thus, it covers the range of 5 orders of magnitude in spatial fabrication resolution/accuracy, which by…
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