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Digitalisation and Sustainability
Can digitalisation be an opportunity to implement sustainability? Last week, the project team tried to answer this question through a presentation during the webinar organised by CISE (Centre for Innovation and Economic Development). The event was an important chance to demonstrate how digitalisation has been successfully expoited in the LIFE Forture project to achieve a...
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Economic Impact Radical Innovation
The team of the LIFE Forture project has published a paper entitled “Participation in Group Companies as a Source of External Knowledge in Obtaining and Making Profitable Radical Innovations” in the scientific journal “Sustainability“. The results show that company groups can reduce costs in the exchange of technological knowledge, not only to develop radical innovations...
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Evolution of Social LCA Publication
How has the social pillar of sustainability evolved over the years? In order to answer this question, the LIFE Forture project team published a paper entitled “Social Life-Cycle Assessment: A Review by Bibliometric Analysis”. The paper reviews the literature on social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) published over the last 15 years (2003-2018). The paper shows...
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Marco Vacchi Life Forture
The LIFE Forture project team is growing! In the past few days, Marco Vacchi joined the project team. Marco earned the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Science in Materials Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. His thesis work focused on the synthesis and characterization of particular glass and glass-ceramic...
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Circular Supply Chain
Rocío González-Sánchez, in collaboration with Davide Settembre Blundo, Anna Maria Ferrari and Fernando E. García-Muiña published a paper entitled “Main Dimensions in the Building of the Circular Supply Chain: A Literature Review”. The final objective of this work is to achieve a conceptual framework to study circular supply chain, which uses the main theoretical perspectives in strategic management literature.
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Business Model Innovation
The project team has published a paper entitled “Sustainability Transition in Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing with the Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas” on the scientific journal “Sustainability“. The paper is part of a special issue called “A Sustainable Revolution: Lets Go Sustainable to Get our Globe Cleaner”, coordinated by Idiano D’Adamo. The main result of the...
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Icers Conference
Today, at the conference on raw materials organised by Icers at Confindustria Ceramica, Lucrezia Volpi from Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia presented a seminar entitled “Lights and shadows in supply chain sustainability management”. The presentation showed the project results, underlined the importance of sustainability along the supply chain and explained next challenges...
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On 10 and 11 February, our project team participated in Qualicer, a world congress on ceramic tile quality and a key international event for the world of ceramics. The team presented two conferences entitled: “Increased Green Value of Glazed Porcelain Stoneware Tiles through the Eco-Design of Raw Materials” “The economic dimension of sustainability: new perspectives...
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Monitoring visit LIFE Forture
On January 22nd, our project team welcomed Francesca Ettorre and Lorenzo Mengali, member of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and representatives of the LIFE Programme Monitoring Team NEEMO EEIG. The meeting was also an opportunity to gather all partners together and discuss the development of future activities. The result of the...
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LIFE Forture at the International Conference on Digital Innovation
On 2 and 3 December 2019, the project team participated in the second edition of the International Conference on Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Financing in Valencia, Spain. The main topic of the conference is the role of disruptive innovations generated by digital technologies, which allow firms to reinforce their competitive advantages by differentiating themselves from their...
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