greenSME - Driving manufacturing SME transformation towards green, digital and social sustainability
Research area Innovation and education in the digital society | Dr. Michael Kohlgrüber | Clara Behrend | Adrian Götting | Beata Lewandowska
In the greenSME project, a comprehensive strategy for the sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing industry is being developed. First and foremost, SMEs are concretely supported in adopting technologies ("Advanced Technologies") to become more environmentally sustainable climate neutral, to remain competitive and to maximise the benefits for all parts of society.
In the GreenSME project, a comprehensive strategy for the sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing industry is being developed. First and foremost, SMEs will receive concrete support in adopting technologies ("Advanced Technologies") to become more environmentally sustainable climate-neutral, remain competitive and maximize the benefits for all parts of society. It is envisaged that small and medium-sized enterprises will also receive financial support to implement various measures.
The project vision to achieve a transformation of the EU manufacturing sector towards sustainable development will be developed, among others, through the establishment of the Green SME HUB platform - which is a knowledge sharing community that brings together and connects manufacturing companies and other stakeholders. This Hub helps to develop and implement a long-term roadmap to build a Europe-wide ecosystem for sustainable SME development. In addition to the Hub and the roadmap, other intended outcomes are to develop an assessment tool and action plan for SME sustainability, as well as a white paper on the sustainable path for SMEs and the implementation of advanced technologies in business practice.
Practically, this sustainable development of SMEs is supported by a budget of 3 million euros available for SMEs to use consulting services for the development and implementation of strategic action plans.
- FUNDACION TEKNIKER (TEKNIKER, Coordinator)
- DBT (Danish Board of Technologies) and TU Dortmund University as drivers of social innovation
- AFM (Spanish Advanced Manufacturing Cluster)
- MESAP Cluster (Intelligent Products and Manufacturing, Italy)
- SA&AM Cluster (Poland)
- F6S Startup/SME community as participating clusters
- CIM4.0 (Italy)
- TU Braunschweig as technology-oriented research institutions integrating sustainability into the business strategy of SMEs.
Objective 1: Build a sustainable manufacturing SME innovation community: greenSME HUB.
Objective 2: Strengthen the capabilities of manufacturing SMEs to use advanced technologies for sustainable development.
Objective3: Adoption of sustainability principles by manufacturing SMEs.
- Work package 1: EU - Roadmap for sustainable development of SMEs.
- Work package 2: greenSME Community for the manufacturing sector
- Work package 3: Sustainability assessment of SMEs and definition of action plans
- Work package 4: Open calls for proposals for the implementation of advanced technologies and social innovations
- Work package 5: Communication, dissemination and exploitation
- Work package 6: Project management
Search & People Search
Location & approach
Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.
From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.
Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.
You can download an enlarged general map here
From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.
From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.
You can find an overview map here.