Information Communications Technology (ICT)

The role of Information Communications Technology (ICT) as an enabler for other companies to grow and reduce their emissions is important. ICT plays an important role for business and personal use helping companies boost their profits by driving energy efficiencies and transforming the way we live and work.

ICT has a key impact for Eco Innovation. ICT offers a range of possibilities to help build and disseminate knowledge, reduce mobility needs through teleworking opportunities, dematerializing products through digital equivalents or intelligent optimization of energy consumption, and handheld communications devices allow a transaction to occur quickly and efficiently decreasing the risk of human error. 

The potential contribution of ICT to eco innovation seems clear and is increasingly recognized. We have identified a number of  key domains of ICT development which appear to have potential to support eco-innovation. 

We focus on implementing ICT Solutions for a Smart Low Carbon Future:

Early Warning Systems

ICT systems are often used to provide people with warnings and information regarding threats like extreme weather events.

Smart Planning

By using ICT systems, urban and rural planning can be improved and solutions can be tested based upon their resilience.


Smart ICT can bring down costs for health and allow correct treatment, especially in case of pandemics and new health challenges where local knowledge might be insufficient.


The key to resilience in any society is education. ICT can help reduce costs, enable access and improve the quality.


Knowledge and understanding of the effects of human activity on our natural capital and ecosystems, and insight into the technological, economic and socio-cultural principles that underpin eco-innovation and sustainable development.


The realm of information and communications technology, principles, applications and systems.


Skills for turning ideas into practical, productive and desirable outcomes.

We collaborate with policy leaders and governments agencies to address critical policy challenges:

  • We facilitate productive linkages between, across and within the three clusters of knowledge and skills – the sustainable, the digital and design;

  • We increase the effectiveness of information and knowledge flows between government agencies, businesses, research groups, environmental organizations and the community.

  • We support and reward experimental behavior and creative and inventive thinking.

  • We contribute to the establishment of a generally positive culture of risk-taking in industry, government and the broader community.

  • We encourage the full development and commercialization of research into new innovative eco-products, services and systems in the marketplace.

Our goal is to link the three existing areas or networks of knowledge; Sustainability, Digital, and Design. We improve and accelerate knowledge flows from the sustainability networks and from the ICT networks to be synthesized into new innovations within a design network. In this process new ‘digital-eco-innovation concepts’ are produced and released for testing in the market.

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