A circular economy is a regenerative system where resource intake and waste, emissions and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing and reducing materials and energy solutions. This can be achieved through long lasting durable design, continuous maintenance, repair, reuse, refurbishment, reprocessing and recycling.
This is in contrast to the linear economy, which is a “take, make and waste” production model. Circular economy is about closing the cycle, both socially, economically and ecologically. The EU has also decided on a circular economy package, which covers all member states.
Vera Park’s vision is to become the leading center for circular economy in Europe. And we will be through initiated networks, which have the skills and experience. By working close to each other, take advantage of the synergies that exist between the companies in the industrial park and in the cluster and dare to be innovative and at the forefront of innovation. We will be a forum where Business, Public Administration and Academy can work together to improve the processes and technologies required for full circular systems, so that each step of the process increases the value of the materials and products that are handled.Läs mer
A place where new ideas are realized becomes products and concepts that are tested in a real environment.
Vera Park is a European center for circular economy in resource optimization and waste management. Vera Park creates the conditions for higher growth and more jobs while improving the environment. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge and are prerequisites for the holistic view required for circular systems. It is this knowledge taught at the Vera Park Academy and is tested and verified through the VeraPark Cerificate of Circularity, VPCC. A verification that organizations and products work in a real environment, in terms of circular flows. From construction through production, over consumption to recycling.
Vera Park is more than a physical place, it’s a way of thinking
In August 2016, Sustainable Business Hub and NSR signed a cooperation agreement to develop Vera Park as an industrial park and test bed environment to develop new, efficient environmental technology, within the framework of Urban Magma. For three years, Vera Park is financed by Vinnova. SBHUB is a cluster for sustainability and environmental technology with approximately 100 member companies, including all companies at Vera Park. SBHUB Process Manager Development Magma Urban Magma, which aims to develop South Sweden into an international innovation and growth environment for urban supply systems and contribute to Swedish exports.Läs mer
Vera Park is part of Urban Magma, serving as a corporate network and cycle clusters based in the physical industry park at Filborna in Helsingborg, as well as a cluster of skills in the form of triple helix collaboration, all based on a waste and recycling perspective.
To date, there are 16 companies within the cluster. These companies are NSR, Öresundskraft, Envir, KAABS, OX2, iTunnan, PaperPals, RagnSells, Ohlssons, WSP, Solar Park, OCO Nordic, Gaia Biomaterials, LBG AB, FEAB Partners and TMR.
From the dump to the arena for environmental technology – focus is now being shifted for NSR’s extensive areas in Helsingborg. Thirty years ago, the foundation for the environmental work carried out here today was laid, and now NSR has opened the facility for environmental solutions that can contribute to a sustainable future. The concept is called Vera Park. Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed based on a waste and recycling perspective.
The name then? Vera Park is simply the idea of a new era of sustainable solutions – that’s the truth we see for the future, Veritas + era = Vera Park.