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Call for proposals

Call for proposals CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2013

The Call CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2013 closed on 05 September 2013 at 17:00:00, Brussels local time.

We received more than 450 proposals, which are currently under evaluation. The results will probably be communicated to the proposers in March 2014.

First overview of the Call 2013 CIP Eco-Innovation pdf - 365 KB [365 KB]

The European Commission grants up to 50% co-funding to finance green ideas: the total budget available for the 2013 Call is almost 31.6 Million Euros.

Calls open to all legal persons...

This call was open to all legal persons that are based in eligible countries but the priority will be given to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Clusters of applicants and projects which demonstrate a European added value and have a high potential for market replication are strongly encouraged.


Although priority will be given to SMEs* and private beneficiaries, the calls for proposals are open to all legal persons located in one of the following countries:

  • 28 EU member states
  • Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
  • Albania, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Israel, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
  • Other non-EU countries provided they have the appropriate agreement in force (currently none).

Also see Article 4 of the CIP legal base.

* SMEs are defined as enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million.

What will be funded?

Calls support Eco-innovative projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources. However, more specific priorities are being set up considering their important environmental impact and policy priorities of the European Union:

  • Materials Recycling
  • Sustainable Building Products
  • Food and Drink Sector
  • Water
  • Greening businesses

Submission of your proposal is only possible online.

For possible queries on the above Call for proposals 2013, please get in contact with:


Have a look at our projects database EU Eco-innovation Action Plan

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