The project will focus on the development of new and sustainable energy-related technologies and strategies on islands around the North Sea Region. C2CI will develop and implement the cradle-to-cradle (C2C) methodology for NSR islands, i.e. designing intelligent products and materials that can be used over and over again and thus replace the concept of waste.
Three development clusters that focus on sustainable energy in relation to mobility, water and materials will create relevant networks and deliver sustainable innovations for the islands’ environments. Incubator centres on the partner islands will foster further development and implementation.


2 – Promoting the Sustainable Management of our Environment

Area of Intervention

2.4 Promoting environmentally responsible energy production practices


The overall aim is to make a substantial contribution to environmental sustainability and to stimulate economic profit of the North Sea Region by:

  • applying the ‘cradle to cradle’ concept to develop energy responsible and sustainable solutions for island environments;
  • using islands as labs and testing grounds where research institutes and businessess can experiment with new technologies, so that innovation will be accelerated;
  • developing networks of governmental organisations, knowledge institutions, companies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure long term transferability and dissemination of ideas and concepts.
  • Expected Outcomes
  • A method of C2C (cradle to cradle) implementation;
  • Three development clusters: Energy/mobility on ‘blue energy’ to produce energy from water; Energy/water: sustainable supply of drinking water ; Energy/materials: research centre on biopolymers;
  • Incubator centres on partner islands.

Norsk prosjekteier

Runde Miljøsenter


01.01.2009 - 31.07.2012


Total: 3 589 880 €



Andre partnere

Runde Miljøsenter AS
Storvågen Miljøsenter
Delft University of Technology
Wetsus Watertechnology
Municipality of Ameland
Municipality of Texel
Wetterskip Fryslân
University of Applied Sciences of Zeeland
PURE Energy Centre
Shetland Islands Council
International Resources and Recycling Institute (IRRI)
EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH
Municipality of Spiekeroog
Insel- und Halligkonferenz (Region Uthlande)
OOWV, Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband
Aalborg University
Samsø Energiakademi (SEA)
Norddjurs Municipality (Island Anholt)
Lund University
The Municipality of Tjörn
Runde Environmental Centre
Storvågan Environmental Centre