Waste Stories 24/10/2016


10th anniversary1.EU models of delivery of health services

The NHS European Office is working with NHS England to provide support to the Integrated Care Pioneers, vanguards, and Integrated Personal Commissioning sites.

This package of support aims to help NHS colleagues develop links and share learning with organisations at the leading edge of integrated care in other parts of Europe.

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2. ReBus webinar – resource efficiency business models – getting started (November 10)

The EU Life+ funded project ReBus has been working with industry to develop, pilot and champion resource efficient business models. This free webinar will explore the answers to questions such as What type of business model enables a circular economy? How do you start making the transition? How would you minimise any perceived disruption and measure progress?

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3. Circular economy and the healthcare sector

Traditionally risk averse and facing considerable financial pressure, the healthcare sector is perhaps not the most obvious showcase of circular economy principles. But while new business models involving refurbishing and sharing equipment have felt like a step too far in the past, things are changing – with straitened budgets proving one of the driving factors.

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4. Emerging and enabling technologies funding competition

Innovate UK (IUK) has launched Round One of its Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition. An emerging technology is one that is progressing in, or has recently emerged from, the research base. It allows something new to take place that was not possible before. Because of this, it disrupts existing markets and enhances value to customers. It can improve lives and lead to new sources of wealth generation. Enabling technologies underpin the development of high-value products and services in many industrial sectors and markets. They improve performance and productivity.

Projects are expected to last between six months and three years and to range in size from total costs of £35,000 to £2 million, depending on the type of project. They must be UK business led and involve at least one SME. The applicant must carry out the project work and intend to exploit the results within the UK.

SMEs can work alone or in collaboration with other businesses or research organisations if the eligible project costs are up to £100,000. If the eligible project costs are more than £100,000, the business must work with at least one other business or research organisation (at least one of which must be an SME).

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5. ISWA task force reports on resource management

In recognition of the challenges surrounding the management of resources, the ISWA Board established the ISWA Task Force on Resource Management in June 2014. The task force has prepared a study into the current trends and a series of reports to help the waste industry to respond to these unprecedented pressures on our industry.

 The Final Report of the ISWA Task Force on Resource Management is now available. You can read and download the Task Force reports, key messages and view the Task Force video and further short video interviews with the report authors below.

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