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  • The unbearable lightness of being right

    The unbearable lightness of being right
    31.05.2017 | Kaisa Matschoss | Views: 666

    An expert is a person who know more and more about less and less, until she/he knows everything about nothing. Yes, been there and done that. That’s why projects such as CASI are dramatically important. They make us know more and more about more and more, while at the same time ensuring...

  • The Importance of Sustainable Innovation in Sport

    The Importance of Sustainable Innovation in Sport
    20.02.2017 | Boris Borchev | Views: 1280

    The purpose of this blog post is to address the challenge how sports can be engaged as an important channel to reach citizens and to inform them about society’s challenges related to environment and resource efficiency. Additionally, by providing information and setting an example by...

  • Electronic Waste: Producers’ Responsibility?

    Electronic Waste: Producers’ Responsibility?
    17.01.2017 | Floridus Beck | Views: 22995

    Every year millions of tonnes of e-waste are produced worldwide. This number has always been growing since we started using electronic devices, but in the past decade the rise was higher than ever before. The relatively young segment of consumer electronics has surely added to the trend. But...

  • Is it a matter of scale?

    Is it a matter of scale?
    18.08.2016 | Sarah Van Eynde | Views: 1060

    Is it a matter of scale? Is it a matter of scaling up sustainable innovations in order to transform societal systems of production and consumption into sustainable ones? And if so, how can sustainable innovations increase scale? In the transition management literature, a difference is...

  • How do Technological and Social Innovations Merge

    How do Technological and Social Innovations Merge
    08.08.2016 | Jakub Betkowski | Views: 983

    In the CASI project at first we intended to divide sustainable innovation (SI) cases in technological and social types. But is it possible to treat technological and social types of sustainable innovation as separate analytical silo’s?  Let’s take the example of BIOMASSER...

  • Hand-built and human-powered amusement park hidden in Italian forest: a sustainable alternative to traditional amusement parks

    Hand-built and human-powered amusement park hidden in Italian forest: a sustainable alternative to traditional amusement parks
    28.06.2016 | Alba Avarello | Views: 4936

    It all began on 15th June 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two men walked by and asked: “What is this?”. Bruno replied: “It’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Nervesa della Battaglia in the north east of Italy, the family...

  • Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development
    27.05.2016 | Lindsey Martin | Views: 1402

    The Commission describes sustainable development as “meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of futures generations to meet their own needs – in other words, a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.”  ...

  • 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...

  • 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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