Building the network for eco-innovation
ECOLABNET was developed together with 11 partners and 16 associated partners from Baltic Sea Region: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. Together they cover important expertise to eco-innovation in technology, business and design. In addition, they have different roles in eco-innovation system: 7 research, development and innovation organisations, 2 intermediary organisations and 2 small and medium sized companies.
The associated partners are 6 business support organisations, 9 SMEs and 1 infrastructure and public service provider, who expressed their interest to the knowledge and services Ecolabnet provides. They supported the project team in shaping the network.
The multidisciplinarity and variability of organizations within ECOLABNET assure the high quality and ability to address the needs of SMEs and other stakeholders.
Design Centre MUOVA
Design Centre MUOVA at VAMK University of Applied Sciences Ltd. is highly experienced design unit specialised in product & service concept design and prototyping in close collaboration with enterprises. MUOVA coordinates the project and is resposible for facilitating service design of ECOLABNE services. Furthermore, Muova will be responsible for developing a prototype dealing with sustainable industrial product-service system.
Contact: Development manager Miia Lammi | miia.lammi(at)muova.fi
Centria University of Technology
Centria University of Technology brings bio based materials for 3D printing, plastic converting technologies and recycling competences to the project. In the project, Centria concentrates on small batches of bio-based thermoplastic materials for additive manufacturing (3D printing FFF technology). Additionally Centria provides testing and characterization of performance of physical prototypes. Centria performs LCA analysis for sustainable prototypes and compare those to conventional solutions when possible.
Contact: RDI manager Egidija Rainosalo | egidija.rainosalo(at)centria.fi
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Polymer Chemistry & Technology group is specialized on synthesis, modification and investigation of bio-based polymers, biodegradable polymers, and biocomposites from renewable resources. In the project, KTU perform investigations for optimization of bio-based photocurable resin for optical additive manufacturing processes.
Contact: Professor Jolita Ostrauskaite | jolita.ostrauskaite(at)ktu.lt
Vilnius University The Laser Research Center research in fields of laser science: laser physics, nonlinear optics, laser spectroscopy, biophotonics, laser engineering & laser technologies. In the project, VU provides expertise in additive manufacturing and infrastructure for verification of biobased resin compositions for optical 3D micro- and nano-printing (lithography).
Contact: Professor Mangirdas Malinauskas | mangirdas.malinauskas(at)ff.vu.lt
University of Tartu
University of Tartu Intelligent Materials and Systems Laboratory has expertise in computational material science, material science, robotics, chemistry, computer science & electronics. In the project, UTartu provides expertise in design and technology for integration of various inserts, e.g. electronic components and additive manufacturing.
Contact: Professor Alvo Aabloo | alvo.aabloo(at)ut.ee
VIA University College
VIA University College do research that combines creativity, technology & business skills. It focuses on sustainable business models, intercultural competencies, in- and outsourcing and export opportunities for SMEs. In the project, VIA works with business strategies for further entrance of the product into market.
Contact: Assistant professor Lisbeth Jensen | ljen(at)via.dk
Czestochowa University of Technology
Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment, Faculty of Management brings knowledge of business development, environmental impact assessment & marketing. In the project, CUT works on digital collaboration tool and service packages of ECOLABNET.
Contact: Grzegorz Chmielarz | grzegorz.chmielarz(at)wz.pcz.pl
Labsamera MB develops and produces special materials for SLA 3D printing (resin 3D printing). The company provides 3D printing services for other SMEs including prototyping, small-batch production and production of custom design products. Company has a deep understanding of 3D printing technologies, material formulation and production processes. In the project, Labsamera works closely with research partners in upscaling the manufacturing of photocurable resin, produce a prototype and tests its acceptance by the market. Labsamera also tests and evaluates the collaboration concept the project develops.
Contact: Vaidas Talačka | vaidas(at)ameralabs.com
Estrotech Ltd is SME providing RDI & rapid prototyping services in areas of customized electronics design and integration into industrial & consumer products. Estrotech as SME will be involved in the value chain of prototype development by providing expertise in designing innovative services which could improve environmental sustainability of processes and products.
Contact: Heilo Altin | heiloaltin(at)gmail.com
Lithuanian Business Confederation
Lithuanian Business Confederation establishes commissions with business representatives, specialists of various fields and experts. The Commission examines the issues of its fields, performs analysis of laws and other normative acts affecting various business areas, provides comments, suggestions and evaluations to the Government, other national or international organizations. In the project, LBC develops the internal collaboration model for ECOLABNET.
Contact: Project managerDeivydas Čepas | Deivydas(at)lvk.lt
Founded in 2008, Sustainable Innovation holds an unrivaled position in the Nordics to implement sustainable solutions in collaboration with leading companies, entrepreneurs and scientists. Sustainable Innovation takes market ready eco-innovations to the general public through demonstration and scale up activities. They focus on market-ready and innovative solutions within the areas of buildings, mobility and energy systems, both nationally and internationally.
Contact: Nigel Claridge | nigel.claridge(at)sust.se