Document describing the strategy to develop and expand the GreenEcoNet platform beyond the borders of the European Union in order to tap into the huge potential of SMEs turning towards a greener economy in other parts of the globe.
On 29th November 2013, the GreenEcoNet consortium brought together stakeholders in Brussels to gather their feedback on the role of the GreenEcoNet platform. A full summary of the key messages from the Innovation Lab can be found here.
This one-day workshop brought together 22 representatives from paper industry SMEs, SME consultancies, and researchers from across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Participants viewed presentations from Dr. Werner Rixen (Kanzan), Henning H. Sittel (EFA), Karl Hufmann (EFA) and Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers (Ecologic Institute) on topics related to green SMEs before breaking into three working groups to discuss transnational exchange between SMEs, resource efficiency in the paper industry, and finally the GreenEcoNet web platform for SMEs.
The Berlin one-day workshop brought together 19 participants from five different countries with the aim of presenting the GreenEcoNet platform and discussing possibilities for European policy support for green SMEs.