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The sustainable production approach: a way to facilitate access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprises

Cover image by Mackenzie Enich, University of Montana. The Sustainable Production approach can facilitate access to finance for Small to Medium Enterprises as it integrates some key parameters in the business planning, such as energy efficiency, waste valorisation, process optimisation…
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Coming soon: a short documentary on Sofies pyrolysis project in Vietnam!

Sofies has been working for more than 4 years in collaboration with REPIC and UNIDO on the development of an innovative coffee drying technology: the pyrolysis. This technology valorized coffee husks and brings significant economic benefits to coffee farmers in…
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Looking through the Glass Industry

I recently visited the home of India's glass industry, Firozabad, 250 kms away from Delhi and more commonly regarded as “The City of Bangles”. There are over 500 glass factories that produce everything from the inexpensive colourful bangles that adorn…
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Participative planning and decision-making processes take time, but as the adage goes, good things come to those who wait.

The ability to get affected parties involved in the decision-making process often determines whether a change in a region succeeds or not. Real involvement takes time and patience, especially for someone proactive who stimulates the debate and drives the process…
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How do we implement circular economy at a regional level?

What are the endogenous resources available in the region? Which value chains should be prioritized? What are the opportunities for valorization and the challenges involved? These questions were raised by the region, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) after the adoption of the…
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How to make a territory smarter?

With the advent of industry 4.0, new digital technologies such as smart grids for energy and smart city concepts, are having considerable impacts on the organization of companies and territories. Geneva is taking active part in this evolution through various…
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