Writer: Trine M. Nielsen, VIA University College

An important task in the project is to communicate about ECOLABNET, making the network visible. This post is an example of such an activity. We would be happy to do it again.
PRE- Corona, Team VIA presented the ECOLABNET project externally at a conference in an Intermediary organization “Hedensted Erhverv” in Denmark.
At the conference, more than 40 SMEs participated, and apart from ECOLABNET, there were various providers with different objectives and business cases related to Eco Innovation.

The other providers who presented at the conference, can be seen below and consist of primarily intermediary organizations.

The overall topic of the conference was “How to generate funding for development within eco- innovation” – focusing on how to implement and generate growth based on eco- innovation. 
ECOLABNET presented the project with focus on the various partners in the project in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, and Lithuania, and their many competences e.g. within:

  • Optical and thermal additive manufacturing RDI infrastructures and competences
  • Laboratories and competences on developing and testing new bio-based materials
  • Product-service system design competences and facilities
  • Proces optimization, business models and market strategies
  • Collaboration with SMEs and sustainable strategies
  • 3D printing and bio-based materials

Following the presentation, the SMEs and other participants at the conference circulated the providers, to be able to address specific requests, and receive further information.  ECOLABNET was also addressed in this context, and this resulted in further communication of the project, as well as potential future collaboration.

This event was the latest event that Team VIA participated in, regarding communication of the project. We would be delighted to communicate the latest knowledge about SMEs eco- innovation at other events. Interested?

Please contact VIA project manager Trine Mønsted Nielsen at TRNI@via.dk or 8755 4413.