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New colleague Marc Marsidi

We are happy to introduce our new colleague Marc Marsidi. He recently joined us at Partners for Innovation as advisor Sustainable Innovation. Marc supports companies and governmental organizations to realize their sustainability goals. He combines his knowledge of the paper and board industry with his experience as an advisor on energy-efficiency (policy).

Marc has experience as a researcher and consultant in the paper and pulp industry and as a consultant at Ecofys.  He has experience with project management, life cycle assessment (LCA), waste management, energy efficiency and qualitative energy efficiency policy (national and EU level) evaluation.

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MIT: Financing Dutch SMEs

MIT is a Dutch grant scheme directed at innovative SMEs. The scheme is currently open for projects that match the Dutch Top Sectors Policy. MIT offers SME’s an opportunity to get extra funding for innovative R&D projects. Collaboration with other partners in the project is beneficial, but not necessary. Partners for Innovation has successfully assisted various SMEs to apply for funding under the MIT programme. 

Zero emission watersport
Recently we have been assisting 4 Dutch SMEs with their MIT application for developing a new and very complete concept for an electric powerboat. This zero emission watersports experience is being developed by Dutch entrepreneurs with wide experience in the field of design and sustainable business development. Partners for Innovation secured extra financing by assisting the companies with their grant application and we are actively involved in the related project management.

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Eric Buysman

Associated Expert

Eric is a renewable energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and carbon finance specialist with field experience in South and South East Asia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Georgia.

“Eric is a dedicated professional with a keen interest in poverty alleviation, GHG mitigation and renewable energy solutions.”

Renewable Energy Production and Utilization | Biodigester Design and Construction | Carbon Project Development | Project Appraisal and Policy Studies

Eric has executed various technical feasibility and baseline studies for renewable energy, in particular on the use of biogas and biomass at household and farm level. Eric was team leader of the GHG mitigation assessment of the non-energy sector (agriculture, land use change and forestry) for the preparation of the Cambodian Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Environmental Technology (University of Wageningen), Technology and Development (University of Eindhoven)

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Dutch Climate Alliance – Energy Efficient Lighting

With the installation of energy efficient lighting, SMEs can save both money and energy. And by supporting SMEs in this effort, municipalities can realize their climate goals faster.

Together with the Climate Allicance, Partners for Innovation organizes a series of workshops about the latest trends and techniques in energy efficient lighting in four Dutch municipalities: Alkmaar, Tiel, Den Bosch and Enschede. There are separate workshops for shops and restaurants and for professionals such as installers, architects and lighting suppliers. The workshops started in 2011 and run through February 2012. The project is financed with a grant (SMOM) of the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM).

Light savings
Previously, Partners for Innovation was project coordinator ‘Sustainable Lighting Deventer’. Goal of the project: install sustainable lighting solutions in as many shops, restaurants and businesses in the city as feasible. Through workshops, lighting advice and example cases, companies were encouraged to switch to sustainable lighting. The Province of Overijssel and the municipality of Deventer funded the project. The case studies show a payback time of 1.5 to 2.5 years including improved lighting.

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