ResilieNtWEB is a free of charge strategic support programme for SMEs to help them increase their resilience, i.e. their ability to anticipate market changes, adjust to them and learn from the process. The project partners are all innovation support actors in the North-West Europe area, aiming to make local economies more resilient and sustainable.
ResilieNtWEB uses creativity, collaboration and as few natural resources as possible to improve the business model and strategy of SME’s. It provides companies with a methodology to identify and plan commercial opportunities whilst understanding the impact of their decisions on the wider community.
The project is aimed mainly at SMEs in the sectors of food, construction and tourism. The businesses supported identify commercial opportunities at a local and/or international level and draw up a programme of innovative actions to bring them to fruition in a sustainable way. The nature of the innovation can be of any kind, but we always try to make sure that they are delivered in a sustainable manner, not at the expense of a third party or the environment. Companies working with us are for instance:
- establishing new strategic alliances and services to reduce food waste (meat in particular);
- looking for ways to reduce, and even eliminate if possible, the demand for fish species on the endangered list, such as red tuna;
- working on eco-building requirements for urban greenhouses integrated to existing buildings;
- implementing actions to increase both the visibility and recognition of their sustainability programme in order to increase:
- the loyalty of their costumers,
- the engagement and competencies of their employees.
ResilieNtWEB brings together the expertise of organisations from the south of England, north of France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
BECI offers support to 7 companies in Brussels during an on-going pilot phase, and invite private consultants in various areas linked to sustainable development and strategic eco-innovation to join us, to exchange good practices and transfer the tools we developed. For more information, please visit our website.
The project will close in May 2015. It is supported by the European Interreg IVb NWE programme.