InnoEnergy’s expertise, knowledge and solutions in IKEA workshops
The greatest emphasis was put on the topic of circular economy in energy sector.
IKEA workshops for suppliers
InnoEnergy, the European innovation engine for sustainable energy, on the 6 March 2019 participated in the workshops organized by the IKEA Purchasing and Logistics Area Central Europe for selected suppliers from Europe, bringing expertise knowledge and specific solutions related to sustainable energy usage and circularity.
Małgorzata Niedzielska, Project Leader of IKEA
“IKEA committed to be fully circular business till 2030, and that transformation is one of our biggest ambitions and challenges for the future. For us, circularity is about taking a lead and joining forces with others. We are very happy that InnoEnergy meet us and our Suppliers and discuss about solutions that can be enablers for our business transition and make a real, lasting impact on a large scale.”, commented Małgorzata Niedzielska, Project Leader, IKEA Purchasing & Logistics Area Central Europe.
Circular economy in energy sector
During the workshops, InnoEnergy’s representatives discussed topics of energy efficiency and waste heat, renewables and self-generation, as well as bioenergy and waste. The greatest emphasis was put on the topic of circular economy in energy sector.
InnoEnergy products and solutions presented
Moreover, IKEA’s event was a great opportunity for InnoEnergy’s entrepreneurs to showcase their intelligent solutions. One of the presented startups was Bin-e, a Polish company that has created intelligent waste bin for convenient waste management and automatic segregation. Other products and solutions that were presented by InnoEnergy are Energiency, Bee2Energy, BeON, BioEcoMatic, MEVA Energy and Ingelia.
IKEA is a global leader in targeting sustainable solutions, creating better environment for customers by application of renewables and recycling practices in products lifecycle. These objectives are very close to InnoEnergy and EIT goals of creating and implementing innovative technologies in cleantech areas.