Product-service system module by UCM

Categories: Eco Design, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Land use, Product Service Systems, Biodiversity

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (IBGE-BIM)

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

The Brussels-Capital Region has granted a budget of € 60,000 to UCM to test a support module for SMEs (less than 10 people) over Product-Service System. From March 2014 to December 2014, seven companies (2 start-up and 5 existing companies) have followed the individual and collective support module. The selected SME starts with an individual interview or pre-diagnosis made by UCM to suggest to most relevant model/tool based on its profile. Then, the SME follows 6 collective sessions, complemented by two personal meetings with a consultant, over 10 months and a regular follow up by UCM.

Rental of low-carbon multifunction devices (mfd) in Porto

Categories: Economic, Eco Consumption, Energy, Product Service Systems, Other Fractions

Organisation: LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Metropolitan Area of Porto

Summary

This good practices factsheet focuses on the tender for renting of imaging equipment to be used in the LIPOR facilities in Porto.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

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With the support of:

With the financial support of:

Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

The Municipality of Amsterdam has released several documents on their strategy for working towards a circular economy. This strategy includes innovative business models, awareness raising activities and resource management projects. This factsheet gives a brief summary and insight into some of these documents and the partner associations working to enact these strategies.

Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

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

Organisation: Impulse Brussels

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

GreenLab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the environmental markets in the Brussels-Capital Region and create jobs of all kinds. It offers an “accelerator programme” for projects covering areas such as circular economy, renewable energy and the environment with a focus on projects that have a technological component. Impulse takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 8-10 business start-ups (of 2-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from Impulse 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 and a business plan and a financial plan in place.