Grant Agreement signed with the European Commission
In September 2011 we applied for the European initiative Eco-Innovation (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation). Today we signed the contract or Grant Agreement with Brussels and are happily to start the project by the end of 2012. This project deals with the upscaling of the ERUTAN-processes to an industrial scale within the next three years.
A new connection leads to unexpected new business
Chris Reutelingsperger has consciously chosen to involve Syntens, a Dutch innovation center, in the development of a sustainable carpet. The knowledge as well as the network of Peter Hovens, innovation consultant, led to surprising results for the problems and opportunities the ambitious entrepreneur has to deal with.
Innovation Centre for Sustainable Buildings
ERUTAN just applied for participation in the Biobased Pavilion of the Dutch Innovation Centre for Sustainable Buildings (ICDuBo) (http://www.icdubo.nl/). We will keep you informed as soon we know if our biobased carpet is exhibited there!
Moving materials – a travelling and growing exhibition
Moving Materials is a travelling and growing exhibition. The design caravan will visit Essen, Eindhoven, Lancaster, Kortrijk, Paris and Helsinki. New materials will be taken on board at each location.
Moving Materials is evolving and developing in the framework of PROUD (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co-creating and innovation) and initiated by Material Sense, the materials network and design studio. PROUD is funded by the EU Interreg. The exhibition will actively involve the public. The idea is to interact, discuss and co-create new concepts. This will take place in seminars and workshops during the exhibition.
ERUTAN is the winner of Groen Lintje 2012
Chris Reutelingsperger, the inventor and founder of ERUTAN, has been awarded with the Green Ribbon of the local party GroenLinks in Venlo, The Netherlands! The jury chose ERUTAN from the three nominees: ERUTAN, Ugly Food and Pentair Haffmans. It was a close finish. All three companies score high on sustainability, green economy and innovation. An extract from the verdict: “Venlo is in the fortunate position to have such creative and driven entrepreneurs.”
Groen Lintje 2012
GroenLinks Venlo awards invites to award ceremony 2012
After inspiring visits to the three nominees the local party “GroenLinks” in Venlo (The Netherlands) invites to the “Green Ribbon” award ceremony on 21st of July 2012. GroenLinks was deeply impressed by the creativity and innovative drive of the nominees. All of them contribute to a greener and more sustainable economy. Each idea is worth to get the Green Ribbon. But there can only be one winner! Who will it be? Chris Reutelingsperger from ERUTAN, Sandra Baan from Ugly Food or Pentair Haffmans?
ERUTAN revolutionises the carpet industry
The German trade magazine "Objekt" states that ERUTAN revolutionises the carpet industry (German language only).
College Den Hulster
On 2011, 17th of November pupils of the school “College Den Hulster” from Venlo (NL) visited us in order to invent innovative ideas on recycling the ERUTAN products once they reached their end of life. We thank them for the very pleasant interaction and looking forward in their contributions.
Nomination for the SME L1mburg Innovation Award
ERUTAN® has been nominated for the SME L1mburg Innovation Award. This award is an initiative of SME trade association of Limburg and the regional broadcaster L1. In 2011 this prize is awarded for the seventh time. The final took place on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 live on TV L1 (4:50 p.m.). The presentation of the award is made possible by Rabobank, AOMB, SMEs Limburg and the Sotec Group. Click here for the video.