GreenWin Competitiveness Cluster already gathers small and big enterprises, universities, research centers, professional training stakeholdersand collectivities in order to accelerate innovation in environmental technologies for the design, manufacturing, roll-out and recycling of materials, converted by industry and which make our world sustainable. GreenWin is currently looking for new partners all around Europe!
The core objective of GreenWin is to reduce the environmental imprint of human activities. Each and every project embarked on at the cluster helps achieve this objective, a key differentiating factor for the companies of tomorrow.
Situated among the leading sustainable development stakeholders in Wallonia, GreenWin focuses its attention on chemicals, through a series of treatment processes, and on materials (or material, in more generic terms) to which are applied a whole range of chemical processes. Greenwin encompasses alternative supply sources situated upstream of these chemical processes and areas of application situated downstream of the production of materials.
More information on: http://www.greenwin.be/en
See the poster GreenWin Competitiveness Cluster
In order to prepare the future evolution of rural areas, Wallonia is on its way to redesign land consolidation as a multifunctional tool. In this context, the Walloon administration would like to exchange about the evolution of land consolidation with others administrations or dedicated agencies (via workshops, study tours, benchmarking of methods and tools for example).
Because of their great experiences with land consolidation,Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are countries of particular interest for Wallonia, but exchanges of best practices with other ENCORE regions would also be highly appreciated.
See also Land consolidation
Agroforestry (producing on the same plot land annual agricultural activities – such as crops and pasture – and delayed long-term production by trees – for example, timber and services) allows for the diversification of farm activity and makes better use of environmental resources. Wallonia is very interested in collaboration with other regions on agroforestry, a theme that covers at the same time water, energy, climate change, soil and biodiversity issues. Wallonia is also interested in exchanging ideas and best practices on other topics such as landscape integration in forestry management or wood-and-energy.
Invasive Alien Species: Invasive species represent a huge problem for many countries. In this field, it is best to develop collaborations with neighboring countries which share the same biotope. Wallonia has already developed a BENELUX project on this theme (see attachment for more information). However, it would be interesting to extend it to other regions. Therefore, Wallonia would be interested in developing relations on this topic with Northern France and Western Germany, as well as to involve more actors from the Netherlands (and Luxembourg).
See also Invasive Alien Species
Last modified: February 26,2015