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Eco Innovators Day

CIP Eco-innovation Eco Innovators Day - Brussels - 8-9 November 2012

The first ever "Eco-innovators Day" took place in Brussels on 8th and 9th of November. The conference gathered  more than 200 contractors of Eco-innovation projects and European Commission representatives to exchange knowledge and best practices. This event was also the opportunity to present the first Eco-innovation initiative's results since its launch back in 2008.

A special matchmaking exercise gave participants the opportunity to meet other participants specially profiled to generate potential business partnerships. More than 70 manufacturers, marketing experts, sales representatives, and  multipliers from across Europe took  advantage of this networking session.

Below are the agenda and presentations given during the conference.

Event's date and venue

8-9 November 2012, Diamant Business Center, Bd A. Reyerslaan 80 – 1030, Brussels.



  • Eco-innovation in practice pdf - 516 KB [516 KB]
    Beatriz Yordi, Head of Unit
    Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)
  • Best of Eco-Innovation: project success stories
    • T4T pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] : The Textiles4Textiles automatic sorting machine enables a higher value recycling of second hand garments and textiles - Sander Jongerius 
    • SATURN pdf - 717 KB [717 KB] : Reduction of CO2 emissions conservation of resources of non-ferrous metals minimizing toxic waste streams extension of value-added chain in EU - Bastian Wens
    • NUMIX pdf - 646 KB [646 KB] : High Performance lightweight aggregate for concrete from the recycling of urban waste - Alessandra Passaro
    • PHOBIOR pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] : An innovative photo-bioreactor for the production of micro algae with high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids - David Bernhard
    • Tileather pdf - 653 KB [653 KB] : Eco-friendly leather tanned with titanium  - Marivi Galiana
  • Sectorial cluster:
  • Ease (y)our life: Technical and Financial Tips ppt8 - 12 MB [12 MB] EACI, European Commission
    Astrid Geiger, Head of Sector
    Market Replication Eco-Innovation Unit


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

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