econcept works in the field of Design for Sustainability, Ecodesign, Eco-Innovation, Sustainable Production Consumption Systems and Sustainable Product Service Systems since 1996 in Germany, Europe and international. Its core activities are design, consulting, research and education as well as networking, publication and communication of results. Besides of numerous research projects and development of educational programs for Sustainable Design, the project most relevant to this proposal is an Ecodesign Project for the German EPA (UBA) where econcept researched developed and assembled a toolkit for Eco- and Sustainable Design and Innovation, published a book about the results and participated in the development of ISO 14062. This project gathered all methods and tools needed to carry out thorough Sustainble Design and innovation projects including analysis and evaluation in all three Sustainability dimensions (social, environmental, economic), guidelines and creativity tools, advice for how to implement this into daily routines of companies etc. Furthermore econcept participated in relevant EU projects such as: MEPSS, methodology for design and evaluation of sustainable product service systems, SusProNet, the network on sustainable product service system development and SCORE, sustainable consumption research exchange. econcept has a wide international network, is member of O2, LeNS, DESIS, Eco-Innovation network, LCA network, and very professional in communicating, educating, organizing conferences and spreading knowledge about Sustainable and Eco Design and Innovation. econcept has worked with small and large companies, NGOs, governmental organisations and Universities.
econcept, Agency for Sustainable Design
Alteburger Str. 32
50678 Cologne, Germany