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Eco-innovation forms part
of the EU's Competitiveness & Innovation Programme

Eco-innovation Projects in europe:
Achieving competitive growth and environmental sustainability is possible.

This initiative is addressed mainly to organisations that have developed an environmental product, service, management practice or process which has a proven track record, yet is not fully marketed due to residual risks. The Eco-innovation initiative is intended to overcome those barriers to further market penetration and turn these products and processes into Europe's future eco-innovation successes! Applications from SMEs are particularly encouraged.

The Call 2009 is now closed. The next Call for proposals is foreseen for 13 April 2010.

Around €35 million will be available to fund new projects this year. Go to the application pack.

Your project will have to:

  • have an innovative character and substantial positive impacts on the environment;
  • provide significant replication, wider application and broader marketability;
  • be relevant for and show clear and substantial benefits in support of Europe's environmental policy objectives;
  • demonstrate a European added value and an international project dimension;
  • be well thought-through from a technical and project management perspective;
  • be cost-effective delivering higher quality through appropriate effort levels.

If you plan to apply: