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3D printing as an experience – a story about a service concept

Writer: Miia Lammi, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Design Centre MUOVAConcept image: Veera Hautala, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Design Centre MUOVA “You arrive at the airport after an amazing vacation. You were enjoying experiences so much that  you did not buy enough souvenirs, especially for your close ones. Fortunately, you can also shop at…
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ECOLABNET’S EXPANSION GUIDE

Defining step-by-step strategies and procedure for ECOLABNET expansion Process of effective eco-innovation implementation can be challenging for many SME’s. They may be in lack of the competence, recourses or partners needed to boos their eco-innovate ideas. Eco-innovators also face challenges in marketing eco-innovations beyond niche markets due to externalities. And oftentimes SMEs use unstructured and…
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ECOLABNET’S GOVERNANCE MODEL AND ACTION PLAN

GOVERNANCE AND ACTION PLAN: ECOLABNET’S Model for long-term sustainability    Ecolabnet project partners from six Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries aims to create a network of service providers to support development of eco-innovations among manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SME). Therefore, Ecolabnet governance model and action plan works as a main guide for the long-term…
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Collaborating with experts in eco-innovation

Writer: Miia Lammi, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences ECOLABNET is a network of research, development and innovation organisations, which supports companies in eco-innovation in the Baltic Sea Region. ECOLABNET acts as a transmitter of expertise and facilities to support eco-innovation in industrial small and medium-sized companies. It creates easy access to information and experts in…
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Bio-based Thermoplastics for Additive Manufacturing by Material Extrusion Method

Writers: Rathish Rajan & Simo Huhtanen | Centria | Republished from Centria bulletin Additive manufacturing (AM) is an emergent technology for manufacturing customized products. It is predicted that a large share of final products will be manufactured by AM methods in the future. The proliferation of AM brings emerging environmental problems such as emissions and…
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Estrotech – making technical educational solutions for better learning and teaching

Estrotech is a company with two main directions of activities – educational and partnership. Its’ goal is to popularize learning robotics and to help teachers teach it by providing them with the materials, know-how and equipment. The company also has the competence in customer relationships. Estrotech owns the trademark RoboMiku which is used for trading…
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Digital Collaboration Tool

Eco-innovations as a vital element of SMEs activity In the constantly changing business landscape we all need to be modern, progressive, accept new trends, move with the times, and above all meet the challenges of the contemporary world. One of such challenges are environmental issues and understanding the negative effects of development, which translate into…
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Areas of expertise of University of Tartu

UTartu The University of Tartu is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. The University of Tartu has continued to adhere to pursue research and advance learning in a wide variety of disciplines and remains today the only classical university in Estonia. Research at the University of Tartu focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine…
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Czestochowa University of Technology implements eco-innovative solutions with a sprout producer

In the ever-changing business landscape entrepreneurs need to be modern, progressive, move with the times and first of all they should be ready to meet the challenges of the modern world. One of such challenges constitute environmental aspects and understanding the negative aspects of man’s activity that translate into environmental pollution, running out of natural…
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Danish Support in ECO innovation system | VIA University

Writer: Per Tøffner Knudsen, VIA University | Photo: Steen Gyldendal “The right culture can change the art of what’s possible in organizations” –Yves Pigneur The central purpose with this blog is to inform about how VIA University can support the transformation of your company to become more ECO innovative. Support on formation of a sustainable,…
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