Expected Results of SWAN Cyprus

The results viability plan consists of 4 impact categories that further highlight the innovations of SWAN:

1. RESEARCH

a) Provide assistance to waste management agents towards identifying joint business opportunities and promote academia-industry cooperation, through the application of the two algorithms for solid waste supply and demand matching.

b) Develop the SWAN Balkan Solid Waste Map, link national and transnational stakeholders and develop innovative approaches towards achieving circular economy benefits through the formulation of 8 survey reports.

2. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Project beneficiaries and the wider public will learn about circular economy and industrial symbiosis and familiarize themselves with the concept of waste reuse value chains through workshops, project website, newsletters, press releases, articles and press coverage.

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They will be encouraged to learn and use the SWAN Digital Ecosystem (using the operational and training manuals and by attending the training sessions) and work towards achieving wider EU targets on waste reuse. Moreover, targeted policy making at national and transnational levels will be enabled through our policy recommendation reports.

3. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Project beneficiaries will be able to jointly identify opportunities (using the platforms and databases) and develop new models for exploiting transnational waste reuse value chains, through the national business model reports and transnational business models. Moreover, all interested SMEs will be encouraged to introduce innovations (products, processes) in these newly developed value chains.

4. SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS

The SWAN Industrial Ecosystem will remain free access & active after the completion of the project and, will help to sustain the ecosystem links, contribute to its expansion to all Balkan countries by including additional actors (research institutes, enterprises, NGOs, SMEs).