Sustainability

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Commission sets course for an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy

The European Commission has set out its trade strategy for the coming years. Reflecting on the concept of open strategic autonomy, it builds on the EU's openness to contribute to the economic recovery through support for the green and digital transformations, as well as renewed focus on...
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Japan’s Green Growth Strategy supports 2050 carbon neutrality

On 25 December Japan launched its Green Growth Strategy which aims to support the 2050 carbon neutrality target. The full document is only available in Japanese, but the EU-Japan Cooperation for Climate has published an English summary of the main elements for a European audience (including...
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Supporting ECCP clusters to go green

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will launch in 2021 the new ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility to enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by resource efficiency advisors. In this Facility, selected clusters will...
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EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School: Special call for proposals

The EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School offers mobility, mentorship, networking, innovation, entrepreneurship and business modules for Ph.D. students. PhD students that have graduated from EIT Manufacturing are prepared to create start-ups or be leaders of innovation within manufacturing companies and...
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EU chemicals strategy aims to help deliver toxic-free environment

The European Commission has adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability as it seeks to achieve the zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy aims to boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and increase the protection...
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Opportunities in India for innovative agritech, food processing and sustainability businesses

The Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP) in India is seeking to attract innovative businesses technologies to enhance the productivity and livelihoods of the local stakeholders, resulting in socio-economic development and ecosystem restoration. An Innovation Call has been launched to...
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Survey: SMEs need support to achieve digitalisation and sustainability

A European Commission survey on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has revealed that 62% of European Union (EU) SMEs confront barriers to digitalisation and 70% say they are facing at least one obstacle to becoming sustainable. The survey, commissioned by the Directorate-General for Internal...
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Commission reveals plans to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives. The action plan looks at the current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce...
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Survey: Clusters in the circular economy

Last year Cluster Excellence Denmark published the booklet 'Clusters in the Circular Economy', which focused on the role of clusters in circular transformation. Since then, however, COVID-19 has had a major impact in all walks of life across the globe, including cluster ecosystems and the...
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Scandinavian joint venture to recycle electric vehicle batteries

Swedish battery maker Northvolt and Hydro, the Norwegian aluminium supplier, have joined forces in a new venture to recyclie the batteries from electric vehicles. Hydro Volt aims to leverage the advanced Norwegian market for electric vehicles to secure a sustainable feed of battery materials...
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European Union’s New Industrial Strategy Package supports industry to lead on the digital and green transitions

On 10 March the European Commission published a set of policy documents putting forward a renewed industrial policy. The policy package consists of a New Industrial Strategy for Europe, an SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe, a report on identifying and addressing barriers to the...
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Powering up the Regions requires collaborative networked action

Drawing on his research, experience and professional practice, Dr. David Wilson founder of Cities and Regions Ltd - an independent research consultancy supporting regional development in New Zealand - published the paper titled "Powering up the Regions. Improving the Mechanisms to achieve a...