Sustainability Assessment

Development of methodology and tools to assess and identify projects with the highest social and environmental impact

EIT Manufacturing | Europe

  • 2023

  • Innovation

  • Sustainability assessment

Urbanomy developed a methodology and tools to assess and identify projects with the highest social and environmental impact, and, for a dedicated programme, the highest potential to avoid or reduce carbon emissions. 
This approach involved developing a rapid assessment method, which is applicable to a wide variety of projects, at different stages of technology readiness level (TRL). The approach taken is flexible and holistic, and covers avoided or captured carbon emissions from 4 key areas: 
  1. A change in the material inputs used to create a product. 
  2. The manufacturing processes to create a product. 
  3. The use of the new product or technology.
  4. The product or technologies end of life (circular economy).
About EIT Manufacturing
EIT Manufacturing is one of the nine innovation communities supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Manufacturing's main goal is to bring European stakeholders focused on manufacturing together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes and services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing brings together more than 80 members (universities, research institutes and companies). 
About EIT
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body which is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports the development of dynamic pan-European partnerships – EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities – among leading companies, research labs and universities.