Green economy

Audit on industry regulations linked to environment, energy, health and safety (cumulative cost assessment) for the chemical, paper and oil industries

Environmental and health regulations may cover a wide range of industries but their economic impact is particularly significant in the chemical, refining and paper-based industries. These sectors are subject to a large number of regulations, in particular European, because of the importance of pollution and the risks that production sites may create or the dangers…

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Blue Bioeconomy Forum

Technopolis Group  is supporting European Commission  (DG MARE and EASME) to set up and run the Blue Bioeconomy Forum. The Forum brings together a partnership of industry, public authorities, academia, and finance in order to strengthen Europe’s competitive position in the emerging blue bioeconomy: that part of the economy that focuses on aquatic environments and…

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European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre (EREK)

The objective of the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre (EREK) (EASME) is to become a reference point for companies and resource efficiency intermediaries on the latest state-of-the-art in the domain and thus to raise the awareness of SMEs for the savings potential that lies in switching to more resource efficient business models. Thanks to the…

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Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a systems approach to a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources (such as materials, energy, water, capacity, expertise, assets etc.) (Lombardi & Laybourn, 2012). IS involves organisations operating in different sectors of activity that engage in mutually beneficial  transactions to reuse waste and…

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What public policies to promote economies of raw materials?

A benchmark for material efficiency policies implemented in eight countries and transposition study in France. Download the executive summary in English.

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Study to Monitor the Economic Development of the Collaborative Economy in the EU

The study measured the current level of development of the collaborative economy of the EU-28 across the transport, accommodation, finance and online skills sectors. The size of the collaborative economy relative to the total EU economy was estimated to be EUR 26.5 billion (0.17% of EU-28 GDP in 2016). Similarly, it is estimated that about 394,000 persons are employed…

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How can the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation increase the economic and societal impact of RDI funding in Finland?

Long-term objectives of Finnish research and innovation policy. One objective of the current government is to improve the quality and effectiveness of research and innovation. This study examines what kinds of benefits have been obtained from EU Framework Programmes and how Finnish participation can be further supported. Overall, the FP provides clear added value for…

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International Comparison of Energy Transitions

Technopolis Group studied the energy transitions of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom on behalf of the Dutch Topsector Energy. The focus on institutional factors in this study emphasised the fact that the foreign policy success of historical choices and cultural aspects in one country could not be replicated in another.  The country studies…

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