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The IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Since 1994, we promote and enable a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society. Our mission is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/ technological dimension. Our work is undertaken, mainly, at the request of other Directorates General of the European Commission. In addition in recent years several assignments have been carried out for the European Parliament. IPTS collaborates closely with the other Institutes of the Joint Research Centre and multiple partners across Europe.
Oakdene Hollins is a research and consulting company working based in UK with business in several sectors aimed to support change toward more sustainable and less carbon-intensive products, processes, services and supply chains. The consultancy operates at a European scale and manage the Ecolabel scheme in the UK in collaboration with TUV/NEL.