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Emerging Users Demands for Sustainable Solutions

Objective

Emerging Users Demands for Sustainable Solutions (EMUDE) is a SSA the aim of which is to outline comprehensive maps of emerging sustainable users demands, from which a set of qualitative scenarios (on how these demands, and the consequent products and services innovation, may co-evolve) will generate. The objective of EMUDE is to translate these scenarios in roadmaps for future research and development activities, to inform and inspire the decision-makers and to influence the future end-users perception and demands. More precisely, EMUDE will give to the ones in charge to prepare future researches and innovation activities some synthetic visions on the emerging users demands and promising cases of bottom-up innovations. NMP Priority states: "there will not be sustainable development without the demand from users for sustainable solutions". Moving from here, EMUDE intends to give visibility to emerging users demands and to the corresponding needs in terms of research in the field of product-services systems innovation. EMUDE is articulated in three main actions:
- To collect information on "promising cases" of emerging phenomena on sustainable consumption and bottom-up innovation in Europe;
- To give the promising cases highest visibility (generating trends, scenarios and roadmaps);
- To communicate and disseminate the results (thanks to a conference and a book), in order to orient future research and to inspire policy-makers. The EMUDE Consortium comprehends some of the most experienced institutions in the concerned fields of research, a partner of a Candidate Country, two international organisations (UNEP and Consumers International) and a Network of "Antennas" (based on 8 design schools in 5 European Members Countries and 3 Candidate Countries). Given the nature of its results (trends and scenarios) and given its proposed structure (a wide network of partners), it may be assumed that EMUDE will be able to generate a great impact at the European scale

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano
Italy

Participants (9)

STATENS INSTITUTT FOR FORBRUKSFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Sandakerveien 24 C (Building B)
Oslo
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
STRATEGIC DESIGN SCENARIOS SPRL
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Nigelles 1
Bruxelles
DOORS OF PERCEPTION B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wibauthuis, Wibautstraat 3
Amsterdam
PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Emmasingel 24, Building Hwd
Eindhoven
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Bruxelles
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST FOUNDATION
Hungary
Address
Nador Utca, 9
Budapest
CONSUMERS INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Address
24, Highbury Crescent
London
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Kenya
Address
United Nations Avenue
Nairobi