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30.09.2005
EcoDesign-Experts

EcoDesign ARC - Project Partners


Information and description about the project partners can be found here: Project Partners




Other Experts in EcoDesign



Name:

    The Centre for Sustainable Design


Country:

    The United Kingdom


Brief characterization:
    The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) was established in 1995 within the Faculty of Design at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, in the UK. CfSD has organized over 30 conferences and workshops, and undertaken a wide range of research and training projects on eco-product development and sustainable product design. It has achieved an international reputation for high quality, innovative, leading-edge work. CfSD is supported by an international advisory board.
    CfSD Mission: The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) facilitates discussion and research on eco-design and environmental, economic, ethical and social (e3s) considerations in product and service development and design. This is achieved through training and education, research, seminars, workshops, conferences, consultancy, publications and Internet. The Centre also acts as an information clearing house and a focus for innovative thinking on sustainable products and services.

Address:
    The Centre for Sustainable Design
    University College for the Creative Arts,
    Farnham Campus
    Faculty of Design
    Falkner Road
    Farnham
    Surrey GU9 7DS
    UK
    Tel: +44 (0)1252 89 2772
    Fax: +44 (0)1252 89 2747
    E-mail: cfsd@surrart.ac.uk

Link:
    www.cfsd.org.uk




Name:

    Design Wales


Country:

    Cardiff - Wales


Brief characterization:
    Design Wales provides comprehensive advice and support services on all issues related to design. Our services are provided free to all businesses in Wales. Design Wales is a partner to Business Connect and is funded by the National Assembly for Wales with support from the European Regional Development Fund. In an age of global competition, good design can give you an important competitive advantage. Excellence in product design can give you an edge in function, production, quality and cost. Strong graphic design can help you build an effective brand that will justify a premium price. The right packaging can make sure your products fly off the shelves. Innovative design can even help address changes in the market place, such as new legislation and technology.

Address:
    Design Wales
    PO Box 383
    Cardiff CF5 2WZ
    Tel.: 0845 303 1400
    Fax: 0845 303 1342
    E-mail: enquiries@designwales.org

Link:
    www.designwales.org




Name:

    Envirowise - Practical Environmental Advice for Business


Country:

    The United Kingdom


Brief characterization:
    Envirowise delivers a valuable government-funded programme of free, confidential advice to UK businesses. This assistance enables companies to increase profitability and reduce environmental impact. Independent, practical and proven guidance is available through:
    • A dedicated, free helpline
    • On-site visits delivered by a nationwide team of expert advisors
    • Information resources from case studies to best practice guides
    • Over 200 events a year, from intimate seminars to major exhibitions
    • An informative website


    Envirowise solutions are driven by the specific needs of individual firms, to genuinely improve their business practices, profitability and competitiveness. Since 1994, Envirowise has helped UK industry save more than £1 billion. The Envirowise programme is available to any UK business, completely free of charge and managed on behalf of UK Government (DTI and DEFRA) by Momenta, an operating division of AEA Technology plc, and Technology Transfer and Innovation Ltd (TTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Limited.

Helpline:
    0800 585794

Link:
    www.envirowise.gov.uk




Name:

    INETI - Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Tecnologia e Inovação


Country:

    Portugal


Brief characterization:
    The National Institute of Industrial Engineering and Technology (INETI) is a Research, Demonstration and Technological Development organization, integrated within the Ministry of the Economy, whose vocation is to strengthen the potential of Innovation and Quality in the business community and the national technological system, in order to foster Knowledge towards sustainable economic growth.
    The main means of contributing towards Sustainable Development are:
    • Strengthening the competitiveness of companies, improving their eco-efficiency in economic and ecological terms;
    • Stimulating the creation of an Intelligent Production System and catalysing the multiplication of companies promoting sustainability;
    • Develop and provide companies with New Economy concepts, in order to deliver added value to investments and greater social utility to companies, products and services;
    • Contribute towards the integration of eco-efficiency and other preventive management strategies in Government policies, plans and programmes;
    • Contribute towards the advance of Sustainable Development in Portugal and Europe, through joint initiatives with leading national and international organisations;
    • Safeguard the environment, and move towards sustainable development through integrated management of the atmosphere, water and soil and rational energy use.
      In this domain, INETI develops the following specific competences:
      • Environment
        • Environmental Analisys
        • Environment Monitoring
        • Re-use and Recycling Technologies
        • Environment Toxicology
        • Valorisation of Effluent and Residues
      • Sustainability
        • Application of Preventive Environmental Management Tools
        • Environmental Management Accounting (EMA)
        • Eco-design and Product /Service Life Cycle Management
        • Eco-efficiency, Cleaner Production and Dematerialization
        • Material and Energy Flows Management - Natural Resources Productivity
        • Integration of Social Aspects / Multi-stakeholder Dialogue
        • Integrated Product Policy (IPP)
        • Sustainable Production (and Consumption)
        • Environmental Quality for Sustainability
        • Sustainability Reporting
        • Sustainability-oriented Environmental Management Systems


Address:
    INETI - Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Tecnologia e Inovação
    Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22
    1649-038 Lisboa
    E-mail: geral@ineti.pt
    Tel.: 351 210 924 600 / 1 / 351 217 127 000
    Fax: 351 217 160 90

Link:
    www.ineti.pt




Name:

    ENEA - The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment


Country:

    Italy


Brief characterization:
    ENEA is a public undertaking operating in the fields of energy, the environment and new technologies to support competitiveness and sustainable development.
    ENEA is mainly called upon:
    • to promote and carry out basic and applied research and innovation technology activities, also through prototypes and product industrialization;
    • to disseminate and transfer technologies, encouraging their use in productive and social sectors;
    • to provide high-tech services, studies, tests and evaluations to both public and private bodies and enterprises.

    To these aims and in the sectors falling within its areas of competence, ENEA:
    • carries out complex research, development and demonstration projects, mainly technology and engineering-based, sets up and operates major scientific apparatus;
    • assesses the level of advanced technologies development, as well as their economic and social impacts, also on demand by public administrations;
    • promotes collaboration with foreign bodies and institutions, also for defining technical regulations and participation to major research programmes and international organizations, providing its (specific)expertise;
    • promotes, fosters and supports innovation technology processes in the national production system, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises;
    • collaborates with regions and local administrations to promote productive development of local resources, through joint actions;
    • promotes technical and professional training and competency of researchers, also through ad-hoc agreements with national and international universities.


Address Rome Headquater:
    Lungotevere Thaon di Revel 76
    00196 Rome
    Tel. + 39 06 36271
    Fax + 39 06 36272591/2777

Link:
    www.enea.it




Name:

    Austrian ECODESIGN Platform


Country:

    Austria


Brief characterization:
    The main focus of the "Austrian ECODESIGN Platform" lies in the development of ECODESIGN tools and their implementation in companies. Additionally they provide education and training for sustainable product development as well as environmental product information for B2B and end customers. Methods, tools and services are offered for companies which are interested in implementing ECODESIGN in their own product development processes. Training is addressed to product managers, developers/designers and environmental officers. It is also of interest for marketing or purchasing departments in businesses. One of their tools is the ECODESIGN PILOT. A practical, easy-to-use software tool for identification and application of ECODESIGN measures in your product. Have a look at: ECODESIGN PILOT.

Address:
    Dr. W. Wimmer
    Institute for Engineering Design
    Vienna University of Technology
    Getreidemarkt 9
    1060 Vienna
    Tel.: 58 801 / 30744
    Fax: 58 801 / 30799
    E-mail: wimmer@ecodesign.at

Link:
    www.ecodesign.at




Name:

    KERP - Center of Excellence for Electronic Scrap Recycling and Sustainable Product Design


Country:

    Austria


Brief characterization:
    KERP was founded as an extra-university research facility. In co-operation with partner companies and research institutes KERP's research activities focus on the sector of electrical and electronic industry. The main objective of KERP is to optimize the environmental friendliness of electrical and electronic equipment. Generated know-how is primarily provided to KERP Partners, but will also be made available to other companies.

Address:
    KERP - Center of Excellence for Electronic Scrap Recycling and Sustainable Product Design
    BRC HÖCHSTÄDTPLATZ
    Meldemannstraße 18/4
    A - 1200 Vienna
    Tel.: +43 1 93960/3070
    Fax: +43 1 93960/3079
    E-mail: office@kerp.at

Link:
    www.kerp.at




Name:

    CODDE - COnception Development Durable Environment


Country:

    France


Brief characterization:
    The Electrical and Electronic Industry is more and more concerned by European requirements regarding Environment and also market expectations. In order to be in line with these new demands, CODDE:
    • Gives advise
    • Informs
    • Trains
    • Submits innovative eco-design and environmental management solutions

    The competence centre in Eco-design was created in 2003 by FIEEC and GIMELEC to answer regulatory regulations and market's requirements. CODDE takes advantage from companies and trade association's expertise and experience by keeping and expanding its independence nearby its clients.

Address:
    CODDE
    11-17 rue Hamelin
    75783 PARIS cedex 16
    Tel.: 33 (0)1-45-05-7067
    Fax: 33 (0)1-45-05-1677
    E-mail : codde@codde.fr

Link:
    www.codde.fr




Name:

    TÜBITAK


Country:

    Turkey


Brief characterization:
    The mission of TUBITAK is to "develop scientific and technological policies in line with our national priorities and in cooperation with all sectors and related establishments; contribute to establishment of infrastructure and instruments to implement said policies; support and conduct research and development activities; and to play a leading role in the creation of a science and technology culture with the aim of improving the competitive power and prosperity of the country".
    Fields of priority adopted by TUBITAK for example are:
    Sustainable Development
    • Competence in Power Technologies
    • Competence in Productive Use of Natural Resources
    • Competence in Environmental Technologies


Address:
    Head: PhD. Serhat ÇAKIR
    Phone: (+90 312) 467 9934
    (+90 312) 467 3659
    (+90 312) 468 5300/4311
    Fax: (+90 312) 467 3659
    E-mail: serhat.cakir@tubitak.gov.tr
    E-mail: www-adm@tubitak.gov.tr

Link:
    www.tubitak.gov.tr




Name:

    IFEU - Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg


Country:

    Germany


Brief characterization:
    The IFEU was founded more than 25 years ago. Since then IFEU has established itself as an independent centre of excellence for environmental research. Its expertise covers areas like environmental implications of transport, energy supply and renewable energy sources, life cycle assessment, air pollution control, sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, and environmental management. IFEU is organized as a private limited, non-profit company. The owners are long time staff members exclusively. There are about 35 scientists working in the institute, most of them being natural scientists, several engineers, some have degrees in economy or social science. The IFEU-Institute works in a number of research and consultancy projects on the determination, development and implementation of Sustainable Development, considering different actors and sectors.

Address:
    IFEU - Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg
    Wilckensstraße 3
    D-69120 Heidelberg
    Tel.: +49 (0) 6221 / 47 67 - 0
    Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 47 67 -19
    E-Mail: ifeu@ifeu.de

Link:
    www.ifeu.de




Name:

    ec[o]ncept


Country:

    Germany


Brief characterization:
    The team of econcept consists of a coregroup and a network of external experts. Depending on the project's content, an adequate experts team, which can solve the given task professionally, is being assembled. In research projects we co-operate with other research organizations and business partners. Econcept offers service to support environmentally sound economic activities. Environmental, economical and social improvements will be achieved. Ecological and economical goals can be brought into line through professional design of products and services. The following fields are part of our core-competences:
    • Ecodesign, Sustainable Design
    • Ecoefficient services,
    • consulting, research,
    • education and training,
    • product design, concepts,
    • publications


    Aim of econcept is, to support enterprises, consumer and other organizations on their way to a more sustainable, future-oriented way of producing and consuming.

Address:
    econcept
    Mainzer Str. 23
    50678 Cologne
    Germany
    Tel.: 0049 (0)221/4202676
    E-mail: u.tischner@econcept.org

Link:
    www.econcept.org