Support Programme

 

UCM - Cellule eco-conception

Sector:
Food processing Hotel and restaurant Service sector Textile and clothing Timber and woodworking Wholesale and retail
Type:
best practices, Ecodesign, Networking, Training
Year:
2007-2999
Target group:
SME
Resources:
Energy Materials Water
Where is this support available:
Belgium

UCM is the main French-speaking employers’ organisation in Belgium, involved in defending the self-employed and business leaders. UCM offers a diverse range of services to SMEs, from business development to HR management and social services. Ten years ago, they created an eco-design unit, which accompanies businesses in incorporating ecodesign in their processes. They are mainly active in Brussels region, and in Wallonia. They offer three types of support:

  • "Pre-diagnostic" with existing companies: a one-off consultancy service to help companies find solution to save resources and improve their offer;
  • Nine-month programme to convert to Product Service System (functional sales): entrepeneurs are helped to completely redesign and set up their business model;
  • Development of support programmes at sectorial level, working with trade associations.

Over the past decade, they helped more than 100 companies: check their website for examples and more information!