ECO-DESIGN VS ECO-INNOVATION: AN INDUSTRIAL SURVEY
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Cluzel, F.; Vallet, F.; Tyl ,B.; Bertoluci ,G.; Leroy ,Y.
Section: DESIGN ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
This paper aimed at defining the features and goals of eco-innovation compared to eco-design in industry. Both academic and normative approaches have difficulties establishing sharp boundaries, as shown by a survey conducted with 12 French industrial organizations. As an emerging topic, eco-innovation is not supported by any structured process. Eco-innovative products are sometimes created but they mainly result from economic and environmental constraints. A crucial question is thus the transfer of academic methods and tools towards industry.