Following the success of "Cleaner Production for Better Products - CP4BP" project, which was carried out from November 2007 to July 2009, the "Sustainable Product Innovation - SPIN" project is implemented in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and funded by the SWITCH-Asia Programme of European Union. This project is hosted by the Delft University of Technology (TUD), Netherlands with the participation of Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AITVN), Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), Cambodia Cleaner Production Office (CCPO).

The overall objective

To promote potential innovation in the industry and increase social and environmental quality of the products produced in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This will be accomplished through the implementation of Sustainable Product Innovation (SPIN) on a large scale in all three countries. SPIN is regarded as a significant factor in approach to sustainable production and consumption, in a broad range in all three countries.

The specific objective

The specific objective of this project is in the end, SPIN will be deployed for at least 500 businesses in five industrial sectors in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (food processing, textile, footwear, handicraft and furniture) to develop and produce more sustainable and advanced products for the domestic, regional and European markets. Therefore, SPIN will make common contributions to the sustainable social and environmental development of the industry, thereby, enhance its competitiveness in the markets.

Project budget

Total cost of the project is EUR 2.8 million, of which 80% is funded by the SWITCH - Asia program of the European Union, and 20% as counterpart funds of the project's partners.

Project duration

Implementation time is 48 months since  April 2010.