Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science

Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science

1st Edition - August 20, 2019

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  • Editor: Charis Galanakis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128173824
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173831

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Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science introduces and examines economically viable innovations to optimize performance and sustainability. By exploring short and long-term strategies for the development of networks and platform development, along with suggestions for open innovation, chapters discuss sustainable development ideas in key areas such as urban management/eco-design and conclude with case studies of end-user-inclusive strategies for the water supply sector. This book is an important resource for environmental and sustainability scientists interested in introducing innovative practices into their work to minimize environmental impacts.

Key Features

  • Presents problem-oriented research and solutions
  • Offers strategies for minimizing or avoiding the environmental impacts of industrial production
  • Includes case studies on topics such as end user-inclusive innovation strategies for the water supply sector


Experts working in climate change, sustainability (environmental, ecologic), management of aqueous (waste and aquatic) resources, renewable energy, eco-innovation, system design, and policy-making

Table of Contents

  • 1. Unpacking landscape pressures on urban waste management systems
    Piergiuseppe Morone
    2. Success factors for environmentally sustainable product innovation
    Lisa Melander
    3. Public driven and public perceptible innovation of environmental sector
    Attila Gere, Ryan Zemel, Petraq Papajorgij and Howard R. Moskowitz
    4. Implementing environmental sustainability engagement into business: sustainability management, innovation and sustainable business models
    Marco Bellucci, Laura Bini and Francesco Giunta
    5. Open and eco-innovations in traditional industries
    Francisco J. Sáez-Martínez and Laura Mercedes Avellaneda-Rviera
    6. Achieving environmental sustainability with ecodesign practices and tools for new product development
    Daniel Jugend, Marco Antonio Paula Pinheiro, João Victor Rojaz Luiz, Paulo Augusto Cauchick-Miguel and Angelo Varandas
    7. Green and low carbon technology innovations
    Qian Shi and Xiaodong Lai Sr.
    8. Sustainable and innovative practices of SMEs in the water and waste management sector
    Leonardo Borsacchi and Patrizia Pinelli
    9. Innovative and sustainable membrane technologies
    Pei Sean Goh and Nidal Hilal

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: August 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128173824
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173831

About the Editor

Charis Galanakis

Charis M. Galanakis is a multidisciplinary scientist in agricultural sciences as well as food and environmental science, technology, and sustainability, with experience in both industry and academia. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories in Chania, Greece, an adjunct professor of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the director of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association in Vienna, Austria. He pioneered the new discipline of food waste recovery and has established the most prominent innovation network in the field. He also serves as a senior consultant for the food industry and expert evaluator for international and regional funded programs and proposals. He is an editorial board member of Food and Bioproducts Processing, Food Research International, and Foods, has edited over 45 books, and has published hundreds of research articles, reviews, monographs, chapters, and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece

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