Experience exchange sharpens sustainability work
In November, TEHNOPOL from Lithuania and FUNDECYT-PCTEX from Spain visited us. The purpose was to share experiences on how sustainable business models can be more profitable.
The project Peer for People, Planet and Profit for SME (P4SME) aims to build knowledge and ability in innovation support organizations to support small and medium-sized enterprises in their sustainability work. This is done through the exchange of experiences and so-called "Best Practice". At this meeting, experiences were presented on how sustainable business models can be more profitable.
The project is based on exchanges of experience and discussions and therefore physical meetings of this kind are very valuable and a key part of the project's activities.
Three cases were presented;
- From Fundecyt in Spain: "SDG Tool": A tool that can be used to help companies analyze how their business relates to the SDG goals.
- From Tehnopol in Estonia: The "Green Room" on campus, a small building where small businesses can install, test and demonstrate innovative solutions.
- From JSP: "Sustainable Business Models", a method for using future scenarios to develop robust, sustainable business models ".
An invited expert, Jordi Oliver from the Spanish consulting firm Inèdit, presented a self-evaluation tool where you can assess the degree of circularity in your business.
- The tools presented by our project partners gave us good ideas for new activities, some of which we can use directly in our work with small companies, says Björn Westling, Johanneberg Science Park.
Partners: FUNDECYT Science and Technology Park of Extremadura (SP), Johanneberg Science Park (SE), Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (EE))
Project time: 210701-220630 The project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 970887. Read more on the European Commission's website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/970887