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.
Prototypes in manufacturing eco-Innovations
In 2020, 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.
- Product Service System Design – Life Cycle Assessment
- Value Chain analysis
- Bio-based materials
- Additive manufacturing
- Digital collaboration tool
- 5 collaborative service packages
- Physical prototypes
- A collaboration model
- Governance model
- Action plan for sustainability
- Expansion program of Ecolabnet
Ecolabnet has 11 partners as beneficiaries and 16 associated partners to support the project in reaching its main goals. Overall partnership consists of 7 research & development institutes, 7 business support organisations, 1 public service provider & 12 small and medium-sized enterprises. Partnership covers 6 countries in the Baltic Region.