Connecting SMEs for a green economy

GreenEcoNet 2nd Thematic Workshop brief

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This one-day workshop brought together 22 representatives from paper industry SMEs, SME consultancies, and researchers from across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Participants viewed presentations from Dr. Werner Rixen (Kanzan), Henning H. Sittel (EFA), Karl Hufmann (EFA) and Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers (Ecologic Institute) on topics related to green SMEs before breaking into three working groups to discuss transnational exchange between SMEs, resource efficiency in the paper industry, and finally the GreenEcoNet web platform for SMEs. The workshop finished with a guided tour of the Kanzan paper-making plant and observation of the process and its green innovations. Further information is available on the Ecologic website. (Event) (Write-up)