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Support on formation of sustainable, social responsible eco-innovation

An increasing part of the world population speaks about environmental pollution and social inequality! What is your company Paradigm? – Do you correlate with Darwin? “It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent – but the one most responsive to change.“ -Charles Darwin VIA University can challenge your present…
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From development to commercialisation – Bridging the gap

Writer: Nigel Claridge | Head of EU funding | Sustainable innovation Sustainable Innovation is a hub for the market upscaling of sustainable innovations in the areas of energy and resource efficiency. we focus on innovative and market-oriented solutions. We are driven by the practical development, demonstration and scaling up of solutions in national and international markets. Our…
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Optical 3D printed medical fittings made of bioresins

Edvinas Skliutas, Sima Rekštytė, Mangirdas Malinauskas* (VU) | Migle Lebedevaitė, Sigita Kašėtaitė, Jolita Ostrauskaitė (KTU) | Saulius Lileikis (3DC) VU – Laser Research Center, Physics Faculty, Vilnius University, Saulėtekio Ave. 10, Vilnius, LT-10223, Lithuania | KTU – Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Radvilenu Rd. 19, LT-50254, Kaunas, Lithuania | 3DC…
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Kaunas University of Technology – developing renewable materials

Writer: Sigita Grauželienė | Researcher Renewable materials for applications With the rapid growth of consumerism, research on the use of eco-innovative starting materials for the preparation of polymers and polymer composites may help to reduce the negative impact of petroleum-based plastic materials on the global ecosystem and on animal and human health. According to the…
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The power of visualization

Martin Storkholm Nielsen, VIA University College The map ≠ the territory The world is awash with sustainability models, value chain diagrams and business model visualizations showing us the flows, currents and systems of our businesses and their immediate environment. In academia, there is a predisposition for modelling the complexities in our disciplines. Given the authority…
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Additive Manufactured Recyclable Mould for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites Production

Writers: Simo Huhtanen, Rathish Rajan, Egidija Rainosalo (Centria UAS) | Centria University of Applied Sciences, Kokkola, Finland | egidija.rainosalo@centria.fi The plugs and moulds are a very crucial part of the entire production chain of fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRP), which are used in such industries as building and construction, wind blades, boat building, automotive, aircrafts and…
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Ideation of RDI services based on SME needs

Writer Miia Lammi Manufacturing companies vary in their interest and needs for research, development and innovation services. Therefore, they need different types of services in terms of expertise and collaboration. In Ecolabnetproject, we generated service ideas through analytical and creative service design process. User personas created for manufacturing SMEs, guided and inspired idea generation. First…
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Eco-innovations are supported across the EU

Writer: Deivydas Čepas | Lithuanian Business Confederation   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…
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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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