Funding program for introduction of new environmental technologies

The DemoEnvironment, raising awareness of modern technology to create sustainable urban development in developing nations, has been a successful funding program for the introduction and diffusion of novel environmental technologies. Projects receiving grants from the program have demonstrated technologies ability to improve living conditions around the world.

Provision of bicycle hiring infrastructure for citizen mobility around the City of Paris

The City of Paris created bicycle rental facilities for citizens in order to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. Individuals can take bicycles from the nearest pick-up station and drop them to any other nearby station within the City.

Online tool for sharing, swapping and selling abandoned products

Netcycler is an innovative networking website for online sharing, swapping and selling products within the Netcycler community. Members can list items (electronics, toys, clothes, kitchen items, furniture etc.) for free sharing, barter trade or selling. 

One company’s waste is another’s raw material: National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)

The UK’s National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) is a business opportunity programme aiming at enhancing the cooperation and building mutually profitable links between traditionally separate companies from all industrial sectors and of all sizes. Its ultimate goal is that previously unused or discarded resources in energy, water and/or materials from one company can be recovered, reprocessed and re-used by other companies.