New Network for Eco Innovation: eco-i net
Because ‘the global market for sustainable technologies is set to grow to $700 billion by 2010’ and ‘Walmart, Tesco and Marks & Spencer are implementing high profile eco-innovation programmes’, the Centre for Sustainable Design have set up the eco-i net. It’s a UK-based network for eco-innovation directed by professor Martin Charter. Their mission is to ‘support the creation, research, development and commercialisation of existing and new eco-innovative products, services and technologies working across the full innovation cycle’. To get started, you can find extensive information on burning subjects like Cleantech, low carbon technologies and sustainable building technologies on their web site. Plus you can sign up for free to their e-group here, to share and receive emails with all the other members (already 230 in 6 weeks). If you’d like to get deeper involved, eco-I net have a ‘unique back-office called the Green Think!Lab, a place for all those innovative eco ideas from inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs, designers and companies. We certainly keep watching this space.