Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for the Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation

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  • From a “Willkommenskultur” to an “Innovation culture”

    From a “Willkommenskultur” to an “Innovation culture”
    15.04.2016 | Wolfgang Haider | Views: 1567

    In the last couple of months public discourse in the EU was dominated by the discussion of how to deal with the influx of people primarily from the Middle East to Europe. Looking at these processes from a perspective that puts Sustainable Innovation at the core of reaching goals like the ones...

  • Sustainability and innovation in the Italian agro-food cluster

    Sustainability and innovation in the Italian agro-food cluster
    14.04.2016 | Mattia Martini | Views: 1643

    Sustainability is the result of innovation processes, and then the introduction of new products, services, processes and organizational models, able to modify the companies’ business models and improve their economic, social and environmental performances in the long-term. A team of...

  • One step closer to closing the loop – the newly adopted EU Circular Economy Package

    One step closer to closing the loop – the newly adopted EU Circular Economy Package
    06.04.2016 | Maria Alexandrova | Views: 2053

    Waste prevention, ecodesign, re-use and similar measures could bring net savings of €600 billion, or 8% of annual turnover, for businesses in the EU, while reducing total annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2-4 %. In the sectors of re-use, re-manufacturing and repair, for example, the cost...

  • Green Jobs - Women last?

    Green Jobs - Women last?
    29.03.2016 | Maria Schwarz-Woelzl | Views: 1787

    The environmental regulatory framework at the European level has significant impact on employment and the labour market and there are high expectations regarding the job growth through the greening economy. Today more than 20 million jobs in the European Union can be considered as...

  • CASI debates on sharing economy

    CASI debates on sharing economy
    29.03.2016 | Anita Tregner-Mlinaric | Views: 1100

    CASI is about to publish the 9th EU Policy brief titled:  Is Sharing economy a new disruptive service model provider and challenge for which Europe is unready for?  As common the concept of sharing can be, the sharing economy context is not easy to define.  The reason why this topic has been...

  • Is Europe „Knowledge Future“ ready?

    Is Europe „Knowledge Future“ ready?
    15.01.2016 | Anita Tregner-Mlinaric | Views: 1450

    Is Europe „Knowledge Future“ ready? Just recently, the European Commission published a report compiled by an expert group on Foresight on Key Long-term Transformations of European systems: Research, Innovation and Higher Education (KT2050) under the title „The Knowledge...

  • New Year’s resolutions for a more sustainable planet

    New Year’s resolutions for a more sustainable planet
    14.01.2016 | Raquel Sousa | Views: 2601

    Climate change is one of the most urgent topics in the world. We all know that climate change is a global challenge with a high need for new global solutions. It’s necessary to encourage business leaders to implement a sustainable culture of innovation as well as involve communities to...

  • Social Media the right tool to link citizens and sustainable urban mobility

    Social Media the right tool to link citizens and sustainable urban mobility
    06.01.2016 | Candela Bravo | Views: 1330

    Under the frame of CIVITAS, an EU initiative that supports cities on sustainable urban mobility, an interesting Policy Note (PN) was published about the use of social media to involve citizens in sustainable urban mobility projects. The use of social media by the public sector to interact...

  • Smart Cities – a driver for sustainability

    Smart Cities – a driver for sustainability
    30.11.2015 | Candela Bravo | Views: 1608

    Since the Industrial Revolution people are attracted to move and live in cities. The population growth in cities followed the increase of infrastructures (e.g. buildings and roads), the development of new communication systems, the creation of new services, among other aspects. Alongside with...

  • A life threat on the rooftops of Poland

    30.11.2015 | Jakub Betkowski | Views: 1192

    A life threat on the rooftops of Poland   Many years after Asbestos was found dangerous to health it still nests on the rooftops of Polish houses. The WASTE-KLASTER of Poznan Science and Technology Park tries to provide expertise and services in the field of identifying Asbestos and...

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