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Workshop Title:

Creating a global roadmap to drive eco-innovation for sustainable development!

Date: 26.08.2020

Time: 3:15 – 4:15pm

Workshop Abstract

Eco-innovation is a topic that continues to receive the attention of multiple stakeholders because of its transformative potential and as a solution to climate, sustainability and social challenges. The current post-pandemic discussions about recovery plans tend to agree on the role that innovation plays to develop and deliver green solutions to pressing societal challenges. The term was first introduced in the mid 1990s by Claude Fussler and Peter James as a tool to achieve eco-efficiency in organisations. Ever since, a myriad of approaches to  eco-innovation in existing organisations have been developed. Eco-innovation research has been published in about 47 countries worldwide. Nonetheless, the level of understanding about implementation methods is still rather low.

The objectives of the workshop are to provide an overview of:

  • Provide a better understanding on the role of life cycle to greening products, operations, businesses models, investments and the innovation process.
  • Present tools and methods for implementing eco-innovation for sustainable development in organisations, in particular for SMEs.
  • Use a strategy roadmap tool to integrate the different possible interventions.

This workshop on eco-innovation is organised on behalf of the inno4sd network (www.inno4sd.net)

Agenda

  • Defining eco-innovation
  • Understanding life cycle for eco-innovation
  • Eco-innovation methods
  • Practical exercise using strategy roadmaps for eco-innovation

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