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SUPPORT – Sustainable Innovation Tools Project

SUPPORT – Sustainable Innovation Tools Project

| On 28, Mar 2003

By: University of Leoben

The Industrial Liaison department at the University of Leoben in Austria is proud to announce the commencement of the SUPPORT project. The project – funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci initiative (Reference 1) – is intended to generate education materials to encourage systematic innovation in the sustainability field. Partners involved in the project come from five different parts of the European

Community. They include:-
· Fraunhofer Institute in Aachen, Germany
· Joanneum Research in Graz, Austria
· CREAX from Ieper, Belgium
· AREA from Trieste, Italy
· University of Maribor in Slovenia

TRIZ is expected to play a significant role (Figure 1) in the achievement of the project objectives, offering the participants best practice systematic innovation capabilities in a structure that inherently points users in the direction of more sustainable technical and business solutions


The project has a duration of two years. The first pilot sustainable innovation training
courses will be running towards the end of the year.
People interested in finding out more about the project should check out the dedicated
website at