A New Approach for the Development of a Creative Method to Stimulate Responsible Innovation

  • B. Tyl
  • J. Legardeur
  • D. Millet
  • A. Falchi
  • B. Ranvier
Conference paper


Sustainable development forces companies towards eco-design. It often appears to be a constraint which does not encourage a calling into question of the product or service. It is also necessary to surpass this procedure by integrating the notion of creativity while keeping the coherence of the social and environmental aspects through an eco-innovation initiative. This chapter first presents the “eco-innovation” concept and a review of some eco-innovation tools, in order to identify their characteristics, and then, the paper describes a newly developed tool, “ecoASIT”, which is an eco-innovation tool based on a “closed world” notion and which implies that responsible innovation does not have to introduce new elements in the world of the problem.


EcoASIT Responsible innovation Sustainable innovation Eco-design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Tyl
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Legardeur
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Millet
    • 4
  • A. Falchi
    • 3
  • B. Ranvier
    • 3
  1. 1.ESTIA Recherche, Technopole IZARBELBidartFrance
  2. 2.IMS – Université Bordeaux 1TalenceFrance
  3. 3.CRT APESA-Innovation, Technopole IZARBELBidartFrance
  4. 4.Design and Ecodesign Methodology LabQuartier Mayol, Maison des Technologies, LISMMA – SUPMECA ToulonToulonFrance

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