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Urban Soil 4 Food

Project title:

URBAN SOIL 4 FOOD (UIA - Urban Innovative Actions)


City Municipality of Maribor



Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, E-institute for comprehensive development solutions, AKTIVIRAJ SE Development of social projects and promotion of active life association, Snaga d.d., Deltaplan d.o.o., Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG), Wcycle Institute Maribor



12/2017 – 11/2020


Establishment of Innovative Urban Soil Based Economy Circles to Increase Local Food Self-sufficiency and Minimize Environmental Footprint

The project seeks to achieve the following results:

1. Change of material flows from currently unused (landfilled) to recycled and reused within the City will lead to:

  • decreased amount of currently landfilled waste- specifically reduction of biological waste (for 2.400 tonns/year) and mineral waste (for 2.000 t/y)
  • production of different types of soil (3.000 t/y) to be used for urban agriculture, parks, roadworks, constructions....)
  • production of energy (590 kWh) to be used for the needs of operation of soil production
2. Change of food flows from imported to locally produced will lead to:
  • establishment of 7.398 m2 of new urban gardens for public use
  • establishment of local labelled food (1 label, used by at lest 50 farmers)
  • established food chain from local farmer to local consumer (at least 10.000 users of local food per year)
  • decrease of greenhouse emissions
3. Enabling circular economy transformation change of society will lead to:
  • established Agri-living lab will bring circular economy closer to the people (6 social innovation pilots)
  • workshops will increase people's involvement and interest to open innovation (200 participants of the workshops)
  • SMEs will get support for development of innovation and for working in the field of circular economy (15 SMEs)


Zavod za inovativnost in podjetništvo (Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

PO: Pobreška cesta 20, 2000 Maribor
Contact persons: Janja Viher in Marko Kac
m: +386 31 66 99 49 and +386 41 91 77 40
e: [email protected] and [email protected]

More information: UIA - Urban Soil 4 Food


Zavod za inovativnost in podjetništvo (Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Pobreška cesta 20
2000 Maribor, Slovenia
e: [email protected]
w: www.zipiie.eu 

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