WP3: Company-Driven Sustainability Innovation Integrating Users

Eco Veritas

The CUINA VERITAS project developed by Eco Veritas supermarkets, aims at reducing food waste along the value chain by creating a new range of ecological, organic products, made of fresh, top-quality fruit and vegetables that consumers reject due to appearance and would otherwise have gone to waste.


Verbund is one of Austria’s leading electricity companies and one of the largest producers of electricity from hydropower in Europe. In 2013, the electricity company Verbund and the engineering and electronics company Siemens established jointly the company E-Mobility Provider Austria GmbH & Co KG.

Vélib’ / JCDecaux France

Created in 1964, JCDecaux is the world’s second- largest outdoor communications company. Vélib’, when launched in July 2007, was the largest self-service cycle share system in the world.



The project “Frigo y tú” (“Feet in the Street” in its international version) by Unilever is an inclusive business proposal developed to fight young unemployment in Southern Europe.

Smart Domo Grid

Smart Domo Grid is a new-generation integrated home appliances for enhanced energy efficiency and reduced cost of energy consumption.


BoKlok is a housing concept, jointly developed by Skanska and Ikea in Sweden. Together they build apartments for average income people who want to live in a home of their own, but still have money left at the month’s end.



ROCKWOOL group is the world’s leading producer of stone wool, headquartered in Roskilde, Denmark.Rockwool’s shelter is a housing solution based on stone wool, which was developed as an alternative to the typical tents in refugee camps.


mehr als wohnen (MAW) is a building cooperative which evolved out of 30 existing building cooperatives in Zurich in 2007. It was set up as an innovation and learning platform specifically formed to carry out the innovative Hunziker project.


Mazovia Energy Agency Ltd. (MAE) was established in 2008 to set up the regional energy policy in Mazovian Voivodeship and provide practical solutions for citizens.



OÜ Loodusvägi / LOOV, an organic food and drink producer in Estonia is dedicated to developing, producing and offering organic health food products to Scandinavian and European markets.


Fiskars KitchenGarden is an indoor garden that allows growing herbs inside during the colder times of the year.


Kutsuplus is a modern realization of the demand-responsive transport concept that has been around since 1970s. It literally translates from Finnish as “InvitationPlus”, referring to the possibility of getting the service on demand in Helsinki capital area.


KARD Architects

KARD Architects led the renovation, construction and development of a new Sustainable and Experiential Primary School in the city of Thessaloniki.


The IKEA segregation kit, as well as the other solutions on waste, enables the customers to create a complex and well-adjusted system of waste management in-line with legal requirements, and to choose sustainable solutions in their households, helping to lower costs and reducing the impact on the environment.


FRoSTA’s sustainable innovation is based around the products being “all-natural” (100% natural taste), MSC-certified (Marine Stewardship Council) and environmentally-friendly (additive-free).



In 2014, E.ON Energie Deutschland launched the SolarManager, a smart control system for solar power.


BMW i3 is the name of the group’s first mass-produced electric vehicle and the first series car under the sub-brand BMW i.


Barilla introduced a new-generation packaging for Mulino Bianco’s products with enhanced 5% recyclability (from 90% to 95%) by using less-plastic formula leading to homogeneity in the composition.