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Servicize it! SPREE Concluding conference, June 12th, Brussels.

SPREE consortium summarized three fruitful years of research at the concluding conference in Brussels. Click here to view the agenda and here to view the PPTs presented at the conference.

SPREE consortium in Jerusalem!

The SPREE consortium met in Jerusalem in December to wrap up the year with the project’s 6th workshop. In addition to general updates the workshop focused on the Development of the Effective Policy Packages. Click here to view the workshop schedule and visit the picture gallery to view photos of the frutiful event.

SPREE consortium in Santiago de Compostela!

At the end of September the SPREE Consortium convened in Santiago de Compostela for the project’s 5th workshop. The aim of this workshop was the development of the Basic Policy Packages for the three sectors : Water, Mobility and Agri-food. The meeting also served as a platform for the various teams to present the advancement of the case studies in different countries. Click here to view the schedule of the workshop.

Click here to view video’s of the various sessions at the Services for Sustainability conference in Brussels.

Click here to read the summary of our “Servicizing from Vision to Practice” workshop which we held as part of the Services for Sustainability conference in Brussels.

Click here to read SPREE Newsletter nr. 3!

New: SPREE project chosen as a representative project for DG RTD! Read more about it here, in the EC’s publication on “Systemic Eco-Innovation”.

Services for Sustainability Conference in Brussels, April 2014

The SPREE consortium gathered in Brussels at the beginning of April for the Services for Sustainability Conference and for the subsequent Servicizing: from Vision to Practice Interactive Workshop. Furthermore, an internal consortium workshop took place with the purpose of mapping out the project’s activity for the upcoming months. The conference was attended by eighty participants to whom it introduced and presented the concept of Servicizing and its added values, decoupling indicators, Agent Based Modeling, sector-specific presentations and an explanation of the Policy Packaging approach. Twenty participants were invited to take part in the interactive workshop on the applicability of Servicizing, including representatives of the European Commission, related businesses and experts in the field. The workshop was led by Steve Morse from the University of Surrey.

The schedule for our “Services for Sustainability” Conference!

Click here to view the pictures of the event.

Click here to download the Powerpoint Presentation for the Conference.

 

Click here to read SPREE Newsletter nr. 2!

Pictures of SPREE workshop #3 in Helsinki, Finland.

SPREE consortium gathered  in Helsinki, Finland  for an extended three-day workshop at the end of August. It was hosted by the Finnish Environment Institute. The workshop, which marks the second year of the project, was dedicated to the completion of the servicizing system’s definition in the water, mobility and the agri-food sectors; elaborated discussions on the business and consumer sides, together with the role of innovation in facilitating servicizing systems; insights from the initial data collection and the first stage of the methodologies development; preparation of the ground towards the country feasibility studies and Agent-Based modeling interactive sessions with the sectors’ teams.

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Click here to view the schedule of the workshop

New report from: Servicizing for Sustainability” workshop.

On April 11th 2013, SPREE project held an international Workshop on Services for Sustainability, at the Delft University of Technology, with the aim of bringing together a broad range of policymakers, public sector representatives, researchers and members of civil organizations and the private sector to brainstorm on Servicizing as a way to promote profitable but resource efficient business activities, enhance consumer satisfaction and enable absolute decoupling development. Click here to read the full report of the workshop.

SPREE Project Water Sector Expert Meeting at the University of Surrey, Guilford.

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Have a look at the first SPREE Newsletter!

Click here to read a fascinating interview with SPREE team member Prof. Renato Orsato on sustainable businesses and sustainable lifestyles.   

“Servicizing for Sustainability” workshop- A huge success!

SPREE project held an international Workshop on Services for Sustainability with the aim of bringing together a broad range of policymakers, public sector representatives, researchers and members of civil organizations and the private sector. The workshop was held in parallel to an internal consortium workshop on April 11th 2013 at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

The focus of the workshop was on Servicizing as a way to promote profitable but resource efficient business activities, enhance consumer satisfaction and enable absolute decoupling development. 24 participants from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and organizations took active part in the workshop: local policymakers, public organizations, entrepreneurs, businesses, service providers, researchers, sustainable groups, etc. The workshop was based on an innovative “Triple Task” participatory method which was developed  and carried out by Prof. Steve Morse from the University of Surrey team. A conclusive summary of the meeting will be uploaded shortly. You are invited to browse through all the pictures of the workshop.

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SPREE workshop in Delft 10-11 of April, 2013

SPREE partners have gathered at the Delft University of Technology for a Spring workshop with a focus on the innovative methodologies developed by SPREE partners to evaluate the economic, environmental and social effects of the move towards servicizing. In addition, the consortium discussed the sector-specific methods and tools together with the potential servicizing systems in each of the sectors towards the decision on the specific system which will be thoroughly evaluated and modeled. View the complete schedule of the workshop here. Click here to view more pictures.

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Services for Sustainability workshop in Delft

SPREE project is delighted to launch an international Workshop on Services for Sustainability with the aim of bringing together a broad range of policymakers, public sector representatives, researchers and members of civil organizations and the private sector. The workshop will be held on April 11th 2013 at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

The focus of the workshop will be on Servicizing as a way to promote profitable but resource efficient business activities, enhance consumer satisfaction and enable absolute decoupling development.

We invite you – entrepreneurs who are looking to expand their business activity to provision of services; decision makers and policy makers who are interested in learning more on Servicizing opportunities; researchers and experts from all disciplines who can benefit from exploring the idea of Servicizing – to participate in this novel workshop and become a part of the European-Wide initiative to advance the understanding of Servicizing.

Space is limited, so we kindly ask you to confirm your participation.

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Movie on Servicizing

SPREE Project has launched a new and exciting movie on Servicizing. You are most welcome to share it and introduce people to the extraordinary concept of Servicizing!

 

SPREE Workshop in Lund 10-11 of December,2012

The ten teams comprising SPREE consortium and the SPREE Advisory Board gathered in cold Lund for a two-day workshop on the concept of Servicizing, its application in the three sectors (water, mobility and agri-food) and agent-based modeling. The group discussed alternative paradigms of the Servicizing concept, considering their strengths and weaknesses, as a way to arrive to a common understanding of the notion in the framework of SPREE project. The ontology of the system comprising the generic agent based model was presented and discussed between the partners. In addition, an initial brainstorming of Servicizing opportunities in the three sectors enabled a better understanding of the concept towards its formulation.

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Schedule

Monday, December 10, 2012

9:00-9:30 Registration & Coffee
9:30-10:00 Eugenijus Butkus, Andrius Plepys and Yael Marom- Greetings and updates
10:00-11:45 Andrius Plepys and Oksana Mont- The notion of Servicizing
13:30-15:00  Andrius Plepys and Oksana Mont- Servicizing within current EU policies
15:00-16:00 Igor Nikolic and Vered Blass- Initial Ontology (ABM modelling)
16:15-16:30 Jáchym Judl- Dissemination brief
16:30-17:30 Igor Nikolic and Vered Blass- Initial Ontology (ABM modelling)
18:30-22:00 Dinner with the SPREE Advisory Board

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

9:00-9:15 Registration & Coffee
9:15-12:00 Nihan Akyelken, Karen Anderton, Ángeles Pereira and Jonathan Chenoweth- Servicizing opportunities in the Water, Mobility and Agri-food sectors
12:00-12:30 Seminar talk with iiiee faculty members
13:45-15:00 Igor Nikolic and Vered Blass- Initial Ontology (ABM modelling)
15:00-16:00 Vered Blass and Renier Van der Veen- Methodologies for evaluating the economic and environmental impacts of Servicizing
16:00-17:00 Yael Marom- What is next and closing remarks

 

SPREE kick-off meeting in Villnius 5-6 of September,2012: Click here to see photos
The ten teams comprising SPREE consortium had met in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the beginning of September 2012: the Research Council of Lithuania, Oxford University and Surrey University from the UK, Lund University from Sweden, the University of Santiago de Compostela from Spain, the Finnish Environment Institute, Delft University from the Netherlands and the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University from Israel. Although several partners already knew each other from previous European projects, SPREE consortium has a whole had assembled for the first time.The kick-off meeting was all about getting to know each other, familiarizing with all aspects of SPREE project, deciding upon internal and external communication channels and discussing the main pillars of the research and its expected outcomes.

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