Delivering the basic and advanced ingredients for many products, the materials sector can be sensitive to market developments. Often labour and skill-intensive, its companies and organisations often face difficult strategic decisions about investments and adapting productions, which translate into challenging processes of finding agreement with the stakeholders involved. Prospex supports companies and organisations in this sector to see through the tactics and quarrels of the moment and develop longer-term perspectives aligned with its partners and stakeholders.
Natural stones products require much physical and low-cost work in the production process in developing countries. Reports of child labour and adverse working conditions on the ground have spun a myriad of initiatives and labels i... read more
The joint Africa Union and European Union initiative exploring solid waste as a resource, seeks to establish a joint research and innovation agenda on waste management. This initiative is to increase understanding on the resource ... read more
The need for tough restructuring is what companies may face from time to time and what unions and employee councils often oppose radically. In this industrial case, the stakes were high. Prospex helped the client to develop a comp... read more
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) hosted its Innovation Forum, InnovEIT 2015, from 5 to 7 May in Budapest, Hungary. Some 600 stakeholders gathered at the Forum: entrepreneurs, researchers, business leaders,... read more