Business Transitions to Sustainable Development (BTSD)

Business Transitions to Sustainable Development (BTSD)

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Research activity

Research projects and activities

Research projects and activities

Blue Circular Economy (BCE) is a transnational project funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, that helps Small and Medium-Sized enterprises (SMEs) offering products and services within fishing gear recycling solutions to attain a great market reach

Prowad Link will engage small and medium-sized enterprises in nature conservation areas to unlock the potential of nature heritage brands as a driver for jobs and sustainable regional development. Innovative tools and strategies will be developed and tested to improve access to nature heritage brands, enhance sustainability efforts and develop innovative marketable offers

Prediction Model for Ocean Plastic Policy (PlastOPol) aims to develop prediction models to trace and analyze marine plastic waste flows and provide support for policy makers and citizens in developing and implementing mitigation measures. 

Smart Plan will create a digital twin of Ålesund municipality to analyze and visualize smart, sustainable solutions in city planning. The project will engage policy-makers, citizens and industry in developing co-creative tools and processes for sustainable cities and regions.

Twin Fjord aims to create a participatory planning support system using digital twin technology. The project is a collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders from academia ad the public and private sector and will use Stranda and Fjord municipality as case area.

Business Hub for Sustainability (BH4S) aims to develop knowledge, skills and foster cooperation to transform businesses through business models that contribute to solving the challenges highlighted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

SFI Harvest aims to develop knowledge and technologies for responsible harvesting of lower trophic marine resources, allowing for sustainable growth of Norway's biomarine industries.

Sustainability Analytics is an interdisciplinary research arena established as a collaboration between Department of International Business (IIF) and Department of ICT and Natural Sciences (IIR) at NTNU in Ålesund.