INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT — WE HELP YOU REALISE YOUR IDEAS
The definition of an innovation is not always clear, and it can include both new services and products. However, it is clear that organisations that work systematically and sustainably with innovation have higher sales, salary, profit and added value per employee than organisations that only focus on innovation for limited periods or not at all.
Thinking innovatively and big, and attempting to understand what the long-term effects of an initiative might be, not only for your own organisation but for the surrounding society as well, are all aspects that distinguish innovative companies. Having processes in place to utilise new ideas and transform them into actual services and products offers a clear advantage, regardless of the market and business.
PUBLIC FUNDING — WE GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE JUNGLE OF REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
A majority of national and international government agencies offer grants and funding for initiatives which aim to transform an idea into a product or service, or which lead to a more sustainable society. The grants are generally distributed through specific calls for proposals and programmes, with various deadlines and criteria specifying which projects and applicants can receive funding. Consequently, this type of funding should not be looked upon as ‘grants’ but rather as awards that are given to the absolutely best projects — projects that can demonstrate a long-term, positive effect on the target group, and preferably society at large.
To be able to take advantage of the opportunities that public funding offers, organisations need to work strategically and attempt to identify feasible funding as early on as possible.
INVESTMENT IN SMART MOBILITY
Green Forest Advisors is a national ambassador for a pan-European initiative on smart mobility which is being conducted within the framework of EIP —Smart Cities and Communities (http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities/). This means we can offer Swedish municipalities and cities the opportunity to take part in pilot projects with European partners where new technology and innovations are tested. Please contact us if you would like to know more.