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Showcasing Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing

Leading manufacturing experts from research, academia, industry and policy presented the research results of the EU FP7-funded Use-it-Wisely project at an event in Neth-ER (Netherlands House of Education and Research) today, 18th October 2016. Results will have widespread impact for European manufacturers, enabling the adaption of high investment complex products and services in rapidly changing […]

EFFRA Conference 2016

Use-It-Wisely (UIW) partners Göran Granholm (VTT) and Karin Verploegen (representing Gispen) pitched UIW at the recent EFFRA Factories of the Future (FoF) Conference, 15th and 16th September 2016, in Brussels.

Collaboration for Innovation: Use It Wisely’s Sector Connector Community

Collaboration between previously unconnected sectors has emerged as one of the main benefits of the Use-It-Wisely project. Industrial, SME, academic and research partners have connected their thinking and ways of working to address challenges and objectives they didn’t even know they had in common. This has inspired UIW partners to think outside the box and […]

Let’s design out waste for a real Circular Economy

In this article which was initially published by www.euractiv.com and authored by Simon Wilson of the Green Alliance, the role of design in circular economy is addressed. The author believes ‘Designing out’ resource inefficiencies means that products can be used and re-used for longer, repaired more easily, and ultimately recycled to provide new industrial inputs.

Keeping Tourism Afloat

Ocean Shipyard is a family-run business whose history can be traced back almost a hundred years. The father and grandfather of Vassilis Stratis founded Ocean and started out supplying small wooden fishing boats to fishermen in Northern Greece. Vassilis now works with his father in a state of the art shipyard just outside Athens in […]

Thought Leader

The transition from consumption to reuse requires systematic change says Pieter Noorlander, CEO of innovative Dutch furniture manufacturers Gispen.