Towards a sustainable development maturity model for Green Virtual Enterprise Breeding Environments uri icon


  • © IFAC.The following on-going research work intends to highlight the relevant contributions that Green Virtual Enterprise Breeding Environments (GVBEs) can have in the development of new sustainable industrial development models, able to address the threefold sustainability challenges of environmental protection, economic growth and social progress by means of collaborative networks and systems. Focusing on a well-integrated socio-technical strategy, the Sustainable Development Maturity Model for GVBEs proposes a new generation of [virtual] industrial eco-systems contributing to the eco-restructuring of industrial processes and systems in support of a new sustainable industrial landscape. Different ecoindustrial networking strategies are explored in this direction towards a Circular Economy.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2014