Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Production, Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Energy, Plastic, Communication and Education, EEE, Water, Wood, Land use, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: hub.brussels (Brussels Agency for Business Support)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

Greenlab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the circular economy in the Brussels-Capital Region and create sustainable jobs. It is an “accelerator programme” for projects covering various areas in circular economy such as upcycling, renewable energy, economy of service functionality, sustainable food and many others with a focus on projects that have a technological component. hub.brussels takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 15 business start-ups (of 1-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from hub.brussels itself and various experts and coaches. The aim of greenlab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested as well as a business plan and a financial plan in place.

Scotland strategy for circular economy

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Instruments, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Business models, Legal, Paper, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Metal, Economic, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Material fractions, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Communication and Education, EEE, Recycling, Land use, Product Service Systems, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other bulky items, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: 1) The Scottish Government; 2)Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Scottish Government agencies including

Financial support of:

  • European Regional Development funds

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) was a programme set up in 2010 to support the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. In 2014, ZWS became an independent not-for-profit company, funded by the Scottish Government to deliver circular economy and low carbon policy priorities. Scotland has realised the benefits of being a frontrunner in waste reduction and the government has consistently supported local authorities to drive up recycling rates. This ambition for a Zero Waste society evolved into strong support for a Circular Economy.

Resilientweb toolkit for SME

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Resources, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Energy, Water, Product Service Systems, Land use, Biodiversity, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)

Main partners:

Localisation: North Western Europe

Summary

ResilieNtWEB is a strategic support programme for SMEs to help them increase their resilience, i.e. their ability to anticipate market changes, adjust to them and learn from the process. The project partners are all innovation support actors in the North-West Europe area, aiming to make local economies more resilient and sustainable. ResilieNtWEB has developed coaching tools for enterprises to become more innovative and sustainable in the continuously changing environmental, economic and social context. This project was co-funded by the Interreg IVB programme, which promotes better integration within the Union of large regions in different countries facing similar problems. It involves national, regional and local organisations.

Ecodesign board games in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Energy, Water

Organisation: ADEME (public agency in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development)

Main partners:

Localisation: Auvergne Rhônes Alpes (France)

Summary

ADEME, in association with the Rhône Alpes region (now Auvergne Rhône Alpes region) and the Pôle Eco-conception, created in 2009 and financed a stakeholder active on eco-design. This organization, in partnership with ADEME proposes to animate workshops for businesses around 2 games: “BtoGreen” and “In the Loop“. The objectives are to understand the strategic value of eco-innovation and to get the knowledge of key steps and issues regarding material resources management and how to prevent /mitigate these issues.