An introduction to Centre4NI and DEME
Centre4NI is an organisation that aims to take sustainability to the next level by learning from nature. After all, nature has been successfully running, developing and organising for millions of years on a planet with finite resources and doing so without pollution, depletion or degradation. Centre4NI helps companies and organisations to apply NI in innovation, business models and organisational forms. Leen Gorissen (a doctor of biology specialising in transition science, sustainability, biomimicry and regenerative design) gives a hint.
DEME is a world leader in dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, environmental and infra-maritime works.
Although its roots lie in Belgium, DEME has a strong presence all over the world. Sustainable thinking is high on the agenda. Tomas Sterckx, project leader for Coastbusters, gives a practical example of how nature and innovation work together perfectly.