Environment

'Innovation Deals' to Boost Circular Economy and Reduce Barriers to Innovation

30/05/2016

'Innovation Deals' is a pilot scheme launched by the European Commission to help innovators to navigate regulatory challenges in bringing ideas to market that have potential as solutions to environmental issues. An open invitation for expressions of interest is now online.

In particular, the Commission is seeking projects with strong potential to contribute to the EU's Circular Economy – supporting innovative ideas for maintaining the value of products, materials and resources in the economy. The selected projects will benefit from access to a cooperation framework to help with regulatory requirements, featuring national, local and EU regulatory bodies.