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Science Parks as the Facilitators of Sustainability: The Case of IDEON Science Park and its Lightfoot Academy

Erdélyi, Tamás Dávid LU (2011) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20112
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Science parks are the facilitators of innovation, hosting new high-technology businesses. There are thousands of SMEs in Science Parks all around the world. This thesis is looking at an environmental initiative addressing these firms, IDEON‘s Lightfoot Academy. The science parks around the world have several approaches addressing sustainability. These approaches are outlined in the thesis, including the providing of environmental services to tenant companies demonstrating it through case studies. SMEs have drivers and barriers to participate in initiatives and implement environmental improvements, these drivers and barriers are summarized here. The thesis is looking at several existing environmental initiatives and environmental management... (More)
Science parks are the facilitators of innovation, hosting new high-technology businesses. There are thousands of SMEs in Science Parks all around the world. This thesis is looking at an environmental initiative addressing these firms, IDEON‘s Lightfoot Academy. The science parks around the world have several approaches addressing sustainability. These approaches are outlined in the thesis, including the providing of environmental services to tenant companies demonstrating it through case studies. SMEs have drivers and barriers to participate in initiatives and implement environmental improvements, these drivers and barriers are summarized here. The thesis is looking at several existing environmental initiatives and environmental management systems to see which would fit science parks especially IDEON Science Park which is at the main focus of the work. IDEON‘s Lightfoot Academy has been analyzed and a possible implementation of it has been proposed. (Less)
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author
Erdélyi, Tamás Dávid LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20112
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Cleantech, Environmental Initiatives, SME, Science Park, IDEON
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2011:18
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
2169479
date added to LUP
2011-10-04 10:26:33
date last changed
2011-10-04 10:26:33
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  abstract     = {Science parks are the facilitators of innovation, hosting new high-technology businesses. There are thousands of SMEs in Science Parks all around the world. This thesis is looking at an environmental initiative addressing these firms, IDEON‘s Lightfoot Academy. The science parks around the world have several approaches addressing sustainability. These approaches are outlined in the thesis, including the providing of environmental services to tenant companies demonstrating it through case studies. SMEs have drivers and barriers to participate in initiatives and implement environmental improvements, these drivers and barriers are summarized here. The thesis is looking at several existing environmental initiatives and environmental management systems to see which would fit science parks especially IDEON Science Park which is at the main focus of the work. IDEON‘s Lightfoot Academy has been analyzed and a possible implementation of it has been proposed.},
  author       = {Erdélyi, Tamás Dávid},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Cleantech,Environmental Initiatives,SME,Science Park,IDEON},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Science Parks as the Facilitators of Sustainability: The Case of IDEON Science Park and its Lightfoot Academy},
  year         = {2011},
}