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Creating Business Opportunities from Waste Fishing Nets

Eco-innovation for Start-ups and SMEs

Complimentary Webinar from Blue Circular Economy
2nd September 2019: 18.00 GMT

Are you interested in transforming used fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRCs) into new business opportunities?

In a 1-hour webinar, you will learn about the practical eco-innovation from Martin Charter, Professor of Innovation & Sustainability and Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts. Martin will bring his extensive experience of working with 600+ eco-innovative micro SMEs and start-ups, and the lessons learnt from Eco-innovate (2013 & 2016), Greener Marketing (1992 & 1999), Sustainable Solutions (2001) and Designing for the Circular Economy (2018). This will be reinforced from recent ‘state of the art’ research completed in Circular Ocean into FNRC collection and recycling in ports, products and eco-innovation, and lessons learnt from mentoring start-ups. Martin will also bring his experience and lessons learnt his involvement in the Advisory Board of Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI).

Blue Circular Economy is funded by Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (European Regional Development Fund) that is being organised between 2018-2021.

Practical eco-innovation advice will be given on developing products utilising FNRCs. This will include:

The webinar is targeted at those with new ideas, start-ups and companies with less than 250 employees based in NPA region (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland west coast of Republic of Ireland, northern areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland (except for Belfast), Greenland and Faroe Islands).

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Free mentoring on eco-innovation is available for eligible companies based in the NPA region email

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design (R)
+44 (0) 1252 892772

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