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ecoSurge projects focus on the creation of innovative IoT-AI based solutions and circular-economy based business models for

  • sustainable agriculture

  • plastic packaging reuse in food&beverage

  • water management and quality

  • dynamic demand-response energy management and energy-efficiency

  • mitigation of adverse weather events

  • assistance to chronic patients.


Some ecoSurge projcts are designed to raise business awareness of startups on sustainability needs and opportunities, facilitate cross-sector collaborations and a mindset-shift to realize a sustainability transition.


March 2020

Covid-19 impact on plastic use and waste in food&beverage

With Social Meter by Maxfone we are monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the path previously taken for reducing plastic production and use through the analysis of contents from web, blogs and social media.



March, 2021

Sustainable packaging in food-supply chains

This project aims at highlighting success stories from around the world, such as innovative products, initiatives and new business models that have succeeded  in reducing plastic packaging in Food&Beverage and providing a competitive advantage to businesses.


March 2021

Sustainable Agriculture



With PermaKulture Institute we are working on an innovative platform to facilitate the sustainability transitions of farmers and stakeeholders.

April 2021

Inspirational Success Stories from SMEs

A webinar series of success stories of SMEs and startups that managed to grow through their engagement in sustainability.

March 2021

Human Factor in the Post-pandemic Recovery


A webinar series lead by Luiz Botehllo that analyzes some human aspects that are critical for the relaunch of businesses in post-pandemic.


October, 2020

Handling waste pharmaceuticals – an environmental risk?

This project lead by Dr. Lucija Kolar in Slovenia aims at raising awareness on waste pharmaceuticals through workshops and practical solutions for a more sustainable pharmaceutical disposal.