SUPPORTING ECO-INNOVATIONS

ECOLABNET is a network of service providers for eco-innovation

ECOLABNET is a network of research, development and innovation service providers and intermediary organisations for supporting eco-innovation in manufacturing SMEs. The network was developed in the Ecolabnet project funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region.

You can find the latest news on Ecolabnet’s LinkedIn page. Here

DCT Create collaboration for eco-innovation

Digital Collaboration Tool – DCT – is a digital meeting place, where you can find collaboration partners for eco-innovation. DCT is the right place for you, if you want to:

be up-to-date with the latest news in eco-innovation,
learn about solutions bringing measurable effects,
find new, potential partners or customers,
get in touch with new customers,
involve customers more effectively

In order to find contact information you need to register to DCT. Registering enables you to add your products and news to the platform as well as rate the service based on your experience. This helps others to find great partners to their eco-innovation projects.

RDI expertise and laboratories

in the Baltic Sea region

The partners providing expert services are from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.

The competences of the network include knowledge in additive manufacturing, bio-based materials, product-service system design, eco-branding, value chain assessment, business model development, legislation, customer insights, certifications and life cycle assessment.

Project presentation

Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessment calculates the environmental impact of a product or service. It covers the different stages of a product’s life cycle including extraction of raw materials, material processing, manufacturing, distribution, use and the treatment of waste after usage.

Bio-based materials

Bio-based materials refer to products that are derived from biomass . It can occur naturally or maybe synthesized. Examples include bioplastics, bio resins for 3D printing and bio-composites.

Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing refers to technologies that build 3D objects by adding material layer upon layer.

Eco-branding

Eco-branding refers to marketing and communication used to convey environment friendliness of a product or process of an organization.

Product Service System Design

Product Service System Design (PSS design) developes both product and service solutions creating a functional and valuable offering for customers. It supports companies in developing service business which can decrease the environmental impact.

Value Chain analysis

While developing eco-innovations, it is important for companies to collaborate with various stakeholders in the value chain to ensure success. The value chain includes suppliers, customers and and other stakeholders relevant for efficient production of customer solutions.

Prototypes in manufacturing eco-innovations

In 2020-2021 the project partners developed prototypes to demonstrate capability of ECOLABNET to support manufacturing SMEs when they deal with the sustainable eco-innovations.

The prototype development will integrate the entire project’s development work into concrete cases and will demonstrate how service packages and collaborative working practice developed in the project are utilized in practice.

Demonstrations

Latest News

Find out what has been happening in the Ecolabnet network.

Stimulating regional transformation from linear to circular economy

Why is VIA University involved in Interreg Baltic Sea Region Ecolabnet project? By Per Tøffner Knudsen, VIA University “Sustainable Marketing (SM) is principled and predicated on the foci of the[…]

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Physical confinement impacts cellular phenotypes within living materials

Writer: Anett Toom | University of Tartu This is an extract from a research paper by an additive manufacturing specialist Hans Priks from ECOLABNET’s member the University of Tartu. “Living[…]

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Partners

ECOLABNET is network of service providers for eco-innovations in manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises.

Design Centre MUOVA

Miia Lammi

miia.lammi@muova.fi

Centria University of Technology

Egidija Rainosalo

Egidija.Rainosalo@centria.fi

Kaunas University of Technology

Jolita Ostrauskaite

jolita.ostrauskaite@ktu.lt

Vilnius University

Mangirdas Malinauskas

mangirdas.malinauskas@ff.vu.lt

University of Tartu

Alvo Aabloo

alvo.aabloo@ut.ee

VIA University College

Lisbeth Jensen

LJEN@via.dk

Czestochowa University of Technology

Izabela Majchrzak-Kucęba

izak@is.pcz.czest.pl

Labsamera MB

Vaidas Talačka

vaidas@ameralabs.com

Estrotech Ltd

Veiko Vunder

veiko@robomiku.ee

Lithuanian Business Confederation

Deivydas Čepas

Deivydas@lvk.lt

Sustainable Innovation

Nigel Claridge

nigel.claridge@sust.se