How to tackle economic and ecological challenges in the lighting industry

How should the lighting industry in the future deal with dwindling sources of materials? How can you increase the value of your business? On February 11, 2015 Sirris is organizing a workshop on best practices in the lighting industry that will itself bring light into the darkness: case studies, strategy development methods and eco-innovative opportunities that are certain to expand your insight into and activities in eco-innovation.

Lighting - and LED lighting in particular - are increasingly being integrated into various products. The lighting industry meanwhile is moving towards more sustainable lighting solutions with innovative products that respond to both businesses opportunities and to challenges such as the increasing shortage of materials. The European research project cycLED is responding to this and investigating business opportunities with a focus on LED technologies.

During the workshop ‘How to truly eco-innovate in the lighting industry?’, organised by Sirris and cycLED partners, a set of tools, methods and strategies is introduced that lets you capture value from lighting applications that are efficient in their use of energy and materials. The sessions will highlight case studies, strategy development methods and eco-innovative opportunities that will provide you with a platform for interaction so that you can extend your insight into and activities in eco-innovation.

A framework for eco-innovation in the lighting industry will be discussed, there will be a demonstrator with case studies and testimony from both SMEs and large enterprises, practical eco-innovation tools for product design as well as service provision and ways to overcome the barriers you experience to eco-innovation.

The workshop is aimed at companies within the EU that are active in the lighting industry: designers, manufacturers, installers, maintenance and service businesses, end-of-life pre-process operators and recycling companies and everyone who wants to increase their market potential by initiating, expanding and increasing eco-innovative initiatives in which (LED) lighting plays a part.

Come to Brussels on 11 February to be inspired!

Click here for all practical information, for the program and to register!