Ecolabnet addresses the problem of lack of a professional network to provide consulting services in ecological product development for SMEs in the Baltic Sea Region. It develops a network of professionals who will sell their expertise in eco-friendly manufacturing processes to the SMEs. RDI experts in the Baltic Sea Region provide the solutions and services in the network.
Ecolabnet increases access to the knowledge of new product applications to the local SMEs in Baltic Sea Region. The aim is to change the delivery time for eco- innovations by providing access to knowledge network locally. At the same time, it aims to provide access to RDIs to local markets by offering a network for commercializing their expertises.
Ecolabnet applies knowledge available in RDIs of Baltic Sea Region to the manufacturing SMEs to support their competitiveness. The current areas of expertise offered by RDIs in the network include additive manufacturing using bio based materials, material testing for bio composites, product prototyping, product design, service design, life cycle analysis, eco-branding and business model development.
Foster eco-innovation in collaboration with RDI service providers, manufacturing SMEs and intermediary organisations