What is typical for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) that practice a successful resource-efficient and innovative management?
Answering this question is the main aim of the cluster project "ResourceCulture" which is going to be realised within the funding programme "Working, Learning, Developing Competence - Being Innovative in a Changing Working Environment".
The project's hypothesis is that in enterprises that work successfully in a resource efficient way a culture of trust can substantially contribute to strengthen innovation processes, or even initially enable them.
To analyse the correlations between culture of trust and resource efficient innovations, the project is working together with the following practice partners:
Within the project "ResourceCulture" the research questions are going to be answered by the following activities, and will lead to the following results and products respectively:
With its activities and products, the project is focussing on the following target groups:
Within the project, the Wuppertal Institute acts as an expert for resource efficiency, sustainability and sustainability education. It will use its expertise mainly for the preparation of the research basics ("Map"), the development of strategies and instruments, and the creation of the resulting qualification concept.
The research center of sustainability at the University Bremen, artec, will use its expertise mainly in the field of operational "culture of trust" and empirical social research.
During the project, current results will be provided to the interested public by newsletters, publications, events and the news on the project website.