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  1. SPIN Transnational Forum on Sustainable Production through innovation in the Baltic Sea Region
  2. 22.11.2011 09:00
  3. 22.11.2011 20:30
  4. POLEKO TRADE FAIR POZNAN, POLAND
  5. Innovations that result in sustainable production make small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) more competitive, profitable and environmentally friendly. The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) has a great R&D potential, yet the application of sustainable innovations, especially by SMEs, is still scarce.

    The SPIN Transnational Forum highlights promising approaches to sustainable innovations in the BSR – through the lens of policy-makers, intermediaries and SMEs. A panel on sustainable innovation from a policy perspective will be underpinned by industry-specific panels dedicated to resource efficiency and sustainable bioenergy production and use in the BSR.

    Online registration on www.spin-project.eu.

    POLEKO, Area K, 2nd floor, Blue Room

    INNOVATIONS IN THE BIOENERGY SECTOR:

    INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS

    Moderators: Dr Daniel de Graaf, Federal Environment Agency, Germany

    Bjarne Rasmussen, Region Zealand, Denmark

    The joint panel of Bioenergy Promotion and SPIN provides snapshots of innovative approach to business in the bioenergy sector from the Baltic Sea Region, with particular focus on biogas. Among the speakers and the invited guests are businesses (operators and technology providers), representatives of municipalities, as well as European, national and local policy-makers. Discussed examples of business chains, and public-private cooperation link demand and supply in a sustainable way and create added values at local and regional levels.

    09:00 – 09:30 - Registration and Morning Coffee

    09:30 – 11:45

    Innovative Approach for Sustainability in Business: Maximized Value Chains in the

    Bioenergy Sector – Sylwia KLATKA, ConVoco Sp z.o.o., Poland

    Micro-biogas grid Brunswick – Verena STROOT, BS Energy, Germany

    Creating Local Value Chains for Biogas Production and Use – the case of the City of Gdynia - Marek STĘPA, Deputy Mayor of the City of Gdynia, Poland

    Regional value chains of Biomass production and use from resource and climate efficient

    agriculture: a German Polish cooperation – Lutz RIBBE, EuroNatur, Germany

    Emerging biogas market in Latvia: experiences on national, regional and company level – Mārtiņš NIKLASS, ZAAO Energija, Latvia

    12:00-12:30 POLEKO Pavilion 11Official Opening of the POLEKO Fair by the Minister of Environment Prof Dr Andrzej Kraszewski, Participants of the SPIN Transnational Forum are invited to join the opening.

    POLEKO, Area K, 2nd floor, Blue Room

    TOWARDS GREEN ECONOMY: POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS

    Sustainable Innovations and Green Economy – more than buzzwords? The panel discusses policy initiatives and

    concrete policy instruments to promote sustainable innovations in businesses in the Baltic Sea Region.

    12:00-13:00 Registration and Lunch Buffet

    13:00-15:30

    Baltic Sea Strategy and Green Growth – Mia CRAWFORD, Head of Secretariat, Council of the

    Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Expert Group “Baltic 21”

    Sustainable Production through Innovation in SMEs in the Baltic Sea Region: SPIN Conclusions for Decision Makers – SPIN project, André GREIF, PtJ, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany

    Initiatives to Promote Sustainable Innovation in Poland – Jacek MIZAK, Ministry of Economy, Poland

    Eco-Innovation and its impact on the job market in Germany – Jenny WIECHOCZEK, Federal Environment Ministry, Germany

    The Norwegian strategy to develop sustainable production in the construction sector – Tor MÜHLBRADT, Innovation Norway, Norway

     

    POLEKO, Area K, 2nd floor, Blue Room

    RESOURCE EFFICIENCY IN SMES: POLICIES, INSTRUMENTS AND INNOVATIONS

    With the Focus on the Surface Treatment Sector

    How can public institutions and associations support businesses in tapping the full potential of resource efficiency? How can innovations in the surface treatment sector contribute to improving resource efficiency?

    The panel provides a snapshot of activities and experiences from policy and businesses in the Baltic Sea Region

    15:30-16:00 Registration and Coffee Break

    16:00 -17:30

    Resource efficiency policies in Europe – Paweł KAZMIERCZYK, European Environment Agency

    Towards a German Programme for Resource Efficiency, ProgRess – Janka CLAUDER, Federal Environment Ministry, Germany

    Material Efficiency Centre in Finland: ways to integrate material efficiency in company’s activities – Paula ESKOLA, Motiva Oy Material Efficiency Center

    Resource efficiency innovations in the surface treatment sector in Denmark – rep from DTI, Denmark

    Resource efficiency innovations in the surface treatment sector in Sweden – Magnus KLINGSPOR, IVL, Sweden

    18:30 – 20:30 Poznan city centre:

    EVENING RECEPTION FOR PARTICIPANTS OF SPIN TRANSNATIONAL FORUM with presentations of innovation highlights and toolbox for SME

    The SPIN Project

    Application of eco-innovations improve sustainable production and make especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) more competitive, profitable and environmentally friendly. The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) has a great R&D potential, yet the application of these innovations especially by SMEs is still scarce. SPIN matches supply and demand: on one side, many SMEs still struggle to respond to requirements imposed by EU directives, as they do not have access to the existing technological or managerial solutions - on the other side, a large number of new sustainable technologies and innovative managerial solutions is being developed that cannot find a market. To overcome this mismatch, SPIN brings together SMEs from the supply and demand side and develops recommendations how to improve the policy framework for sustainable innovations in the BSR.

    SPIN is supported by the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union and designated flagship project in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Furthermore, SPIN was nominated CBSS Baltic 21 Lighthouse Project. More information: http://www.spin-project.eu

    POLEKO trade fair:

    The latest solutions in the field of environmental protection, representatives of international industry leaders, special areas, specialised conferences and business meetings - all of these will be included in POLEKO International Trade Fair of Environmental Protection, which will be held from 22nd to 25th November 2011 in Poznan, Poland. More information: http://poleko.mtp.pl/en

    Registration:

    Please register via our online portal: www.spin-project.eu until 11 November 2011.

    After registration you will receive a confirmation mail with further logistical information.

    Participation is free of charge.

    Organisation:

    The forum is organized by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), SPIN partner organisations and by ConVoco, Consulting for Sustainable Development

    Language:

    Conference language will be Polish and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

    Contact for merit/content issues:

    Ms Janka Clauder, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety;

    email: Janka.Clauder@bmu.bund.de, phone: +49 30 18 30 52 379

    Ms Sylwia.Klatka, ConVoco – Consulting for Sustainable Development;

    email: sk@convoco.pl, phone: +48 50 62 28 074

    Contact for organizational issues:

    Ms Joanna Kucal, ConVoco – Consulting for Sustainable Development

    email: office@convoco.pl, phone: +48 533 191 141

     

     

     

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Project acronym: SPIN

Project title: Sustainable Production through Innovation in Small and Medium sized Enterprises

Application call: 1

Priority: 1. Fostering innovations

Project website: www.spin-project.eu

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Lead Partner:

Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
Wörtlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau
DE
Evelyn Hagenah
E-mail: evelyn.hagenah@uba.de
Phone: 0049-340-2103 3394
Fax: 0049-340-2104 3394

Project Manager:

Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
Wörtlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau
DE
Daniel De Graaf
E-mail: daniel.degraaf@uba.de
Phone: 0049-340-2103-3407
Fax: 0049-340-2104-3407


Information Manager:

s.Pro - sustainable projects GmbH
Rheinstraße 34
12159 Berlin
DE
Carsten Beyer
E-mail: cb@sustainable-projects.eu
Phone: 0049-30-832 1417 44
Fax: 0049-30-832 1417 50



Summary description of the project:

Innovation is widely understood as the driving force for an economic growth. It is new products and services, and new technologies of producing, packaging or delivering them which add value to economy, and enable us to improve our standard of living. Innovations in sustainable production can make especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) more competitive, profitable and environmentally friendly.

The Baltic Sea Region has a great R&D potential, yet the application of these innovations especially by the SMEs is still scarce. At the same time changing market conditions and numerous EC directives pose ever stricter environmental standards on SMEs, who are often unprepared to face this challenge.

Within this context, SPIN will:

o Identify eco-innovation highlights developed in the region

o Address the needs of SMEs by matching supply & demand for technical & organisational solutions

o Develop & test tools/instruments/schemes facilitating the application of sustainable innovations.

Within the project duration already SPIN will reach more than 2500 SMEs throughout the region. It will induce investment in SMEs that apply new solutions for their needs worth several €m, while Baltic innovative SMEs increase their competitiveness. SPIN will connect 200 outstanding institutions in the field of sustainable innovations in the BSR and will assemble over 1000 best practice examples in a SPIN database on innovations. It will elaborate and test a consistent transnational action plan enhancing the application of innovations throughout the BSR.

The project will focus on selected EU directives that are of particular relevance to the SMEs and create demand for sustainable innovations. They also determine the key sectors the project is focusing on as well as the innovation highlights to be promoted.

SPIN is a Baltic 21 Lighthouse Project and as such a joint effort of governments, national sector associations and transnational NGOs forming Baltic 21 (Agenda 21 for the BSR). SPIN brings together the expert institutions for sustainable innovations in the BSR and builds on the work of the Baltic 21 Industry Sector and the Baltic 21 Institute for Sustainable Industry. The partnership covers 9 organisations from 8 countries and is composed of three complementary types of PPs (public authorities, applied R&D institutes and institutions supporting practical action) sharing the same aim, i.e. the promotion of sustainable production. This set-up allows SPIN to apply an integrated political and practical approach.

SPIN is establishing concrete framework conditions and provides pilot tools at the BSR level for a strategy on the transfer of innovations from & to SMEs.


Achievements of the project so far:

The SPIN website www.spin-project.eu (launched at the start of the project) has developed into a highly frequented information platform for SMEs, which is constantly updated and extended. In May 2010 the SPIN innovation database was launched. The database is accessible via the SPIN website and contains today some 300 datasets comprising outstanding innovations that support sustainable production from the whole BSR.

In this first year SPIN decided to focus on 4 core sectors (construction, biogas, surface treatment and wastewater treatment) and to assess the needs of the SMEs from these sectors. This formed the basis for the matchmaking on the enterprise level (e.g. through transnational joint sector/industry workshops).

In the second year the SPIN network partners started to put the matchmaking between SMEs in practice. A first series of transnational workshops in the field of specific sectoral needs identified beforehand were held. Furthermore a first set of tools have been exchanged

and relevant policy instruments were compared.

At beginning of year 3 the matchmaking between SMEs from the BSR within the SPIN project was in full swing: Numerous transnational matchmaking events were held bringing together suppliers of innovation supporting sustainable production as well as appliers of these innovations from the BSR. The 2 main matchmaking instruments of SPIN, the SPIN Database and the SPIN Toolbox, were operational and accessible via the SPIN website. Still it has remained a challenge how the demand side (the SMEs in the BSR) can be reached most effectively, as they are less homogenous than the suppliers.

In the second half of the project SPIN has made considerable progress on the policy level: The transnational synthesis report on SME needs as well as barriers and incentives for the application of innovations supporting sustainable production has been completed in period 4.

In the last period the finalization of the core policy papers of the project was coupled with an intense consultation process (outreach) with political stakeholders throughout the BSR.

The main outputs, which had not been finalized so far, were completed. Milestones of the last reporting period have been:

• The most important output of WP5, the “SPIN Strategic Actions” (recommendations for the improvement of the framework conditions of the application of eco-innovations in SMEs), was completed.

• The “SPIN Transnational Forum on Sustainable Production through innovation in the Baltic Sea Region” (final conference of the SPIN project) was held 21 – 22 November 2011 in Poznan

• The SPIN National Contact Points have formalized their cooperation beyond the end of the project signing a Network Agreement

Thus not only with view to the main outputs but also with view to the (result) indicators SPIN has reached its objectives and has promoted sustainable production the BSR.



Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 2.937.160,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.145.240,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Federal Environment Agency
06844 Dessau-Roßlau | GERMANY
Wörtlitzer Platz 1
Region: Sachsen-Anhalt
Contact person: Jutta Penning
Phone: 0049-340-2103-3278
E-mail: maria-jutta.penning@uba.de
Web: www.uba.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:558.000,00
ERDF co-financing:279.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
10178 Berlin | GERMANY
Alexanderstrasse 3
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Jenny Behrendt
Phone: 0049-30-28550-2372
E-mail: jenny.behrendt@bmu.bund.de
Web: www.bmu.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:500.000,00
ERDF co-financing:375.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Danish Technological Institute (DTI)
2630 Taastrup | DENMARK
Gregersensvej
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Merete Nørby
Phone: 0045 - 7 - 220 - 29
E-mail: Merete.Norby@teknologisk.dk
Web: www.dti.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:447.150,00
ERDF co-financing:335.362,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Tartu
50090 Tartu | ESTONIA
Ülikooli 18
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Antti Roose
Phone: 00372 7 - 375826
E-mail: Antti.roose@ut.ee
Web: www.ut.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:168.700,00
ERDF co-financing:143.395,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Kaunas University of Technology
44029 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
K. Donelaicio str. 20
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Prof. Jurgis Kazimieras Staniskis
Phone: 00370 - 37 - 300 - 7
E-mail: Envir.eng@ktu.lt
Web: www.apini.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:330.000,00
ERDF co-financing:280.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation
31-028 Krakow | POLAND
Sw. Krzyza Street 5/6
Region: Malopolskie
Contact person: Joanna Wegrzycka
Phone: 0048-12-430-244-3
E-mail: Joanna.wegrzycka@epce.org.pl
Web: www.epce.org.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:99.044,00
ERDF co-financing:84.187,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
10031 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Box 21060
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Uwe Fortkamp
Phone: 0046-8-598-563-00
E-mail: uwe.fortkamp@ivl.se
Web: www.ivl.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:494.936,00
ERDF co-financing:371.202,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Technical Research Centre of Finland
02044 Espoo | FINLAND
Vuorimiehentie 3
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: jukka.hyvonen@vtt.fi
Phone: 00358-207-224-257
E-mail: Jukka Hyvönen
Web: www.vtt.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:118.430,00
ERDF co-financing:88.822,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Central Mining Institute (CMI)
40-166 Katowice | POLAND
Plac Gwarkow 1
Region: Slaskie
Contact person: Dr Włodzimierz Sokół
Phone: +48 32 259 22 11
E-mail: w.sokol@gig.eu
Web: www.gig.eu
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:220.902,00
ERDF co-financing:187.766,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00