E-zine – Issue 2

In this edition, we delve deeper into the findings from our research and keep you up to date with the training phase of our project.
Read on to hear directly from our interviewees, and spotlight initiatives that are paving the way for the regenerative economy across Europe.

Ditch the Hamster Wheel, Embrace the Regenerative Revolution!

Project coordinators Ca’ Foscari University of Venice open the second edition of our e-zine with a look at our case study insights and the importance of stakeholder collaboration in the transition to a regenerative economy.

Ireland and the Regenerative Economy: Insights from Innovation Specialist Ron Immink

Our partners at Trinity College Dublin sat down with Ron Immink, author, entrepreneur, and specialist in innovation to get his insight on all things regenerative economy. We discussed the challenges and incentives to achieving this change in the economic system, how Ireland can facilitate this change, and the pivotal role of higher education.

Projects in Focus: Spotlighting Spain’s Good Practice Cases

In our exploration of sustainable practices within our Good Practice Cases, our partners from BETA Technological Centre (UVIC) uncovered several standout initiatives making meaningful strides in Spain and beyond. These 8 projects, each with its unique approach and impact, deserve special mention for their contributions to sustainability and resilience.

Our Training Programme: Equipping the Architects of the Regenerative Economy

As our Masterclass series kicks off, Adeline Leroy from IMT-bs walks us through the rationale of the re:gen-u training programme and what participants can expect.

Nurturing Slovenian Regeneration: The InnoRenew Centre of Excellence

Institutions and companies championing sustainability offer hope amidst global challenges. One such example is Slovenia’s InnoRenew Centre of Excellence which embodies the power of regenerative approaches in research and industry. We hear more about InnoRenew and its initiatives from our partner Maja Zalaznik (University of Ljubljana) below.

Place-specific Regenerative Economies: Daniel Christian Wahl

In an interview with systems theorist Daniel Christian Wahl, partners from Fachhochschule Münster discuss the importance of embracing place-specific approaches to harness the unique attributes of each region in transition to regenerative practices. 

Research Results: Barriers and Support Mechanisms to a Regenerative Economy

To outline the state of the art of the regenerative economy across participating countries, the re:gen-u consortium performed an extensive review of the literature on regenerative economy in each partner country. We followed this with a qualitative study on the regenerative economy from different European countries. In total, we conducted 85 interviews with regenerative economy experts both from within academia and outside and collected 64 good practice case studies. In this piece UIIN dive into the barriers and support mechanisms that came up in our research.

Towards a Regenerative Economy in Serbia

The first step towards creating the environment for the regenerative economy in Serbia is to recognise partners who have the potential to implement the regenerative economy concept; this was the conclusion from our research and discussions with the Serbian business community, representatives of higher education institutions (HEIs) and the public sector. In this piece, we examine concrete steps for those from each stakeholder group.