The European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) aims to boost water innovation development in Europe and beyond; at its core are 25 Action Groups (AGs) which were accepted after two calls.
They operate as voluntary multi-stakeholder groups and form the central element of EIP Water's implementation phase. Action Groups work with their partners to develop, test, scale up, disseminate and stimulate the uptake of innovations by the market and society for major water-related challenges.
The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation explored the dynamics of green jobs creation. More than 150 experts debated the potential of circular economy to drive businesses’ competitiveness and create employment.
Over the last decade 3 to 4.2 million jobs were created in European eco-industries. Recent studies at national level and for different sectors indicate a positive trend in employment generation coming from the transition to a resource efficient circular economy.
Wood pellets are an ecological, affordable and efficient way of producing energy, says Gilles Gauthier who has been coordinating the EU-funded project PellCert to develop and promote ENplus, a new and better certification for the EU and beyond. "Pellets have a high energy density and are easy to manipulate," he says. “You can suck them through a pipe like water."
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is helping bring new low-carbon technologies to market. EMEC has been approved as an assessor under the EU’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme and will be checking claims about the performance of innovative environmental technologies.
The INNEON Team will attend the POLLUTEC event in Lyon from 2nd to 5th December 2014, Hall 4 Aisle M Stand 122
Mr. Serge Galant, CEO of TECHNOFI, will talk about the INNEON eco innovation platform on December 2nd from 4pm to 4.45 pm within the Innovation Business Lounge, a dedicated conference, communication and networking place for innovators, investors and decision makers.
A small Estonian business partnered with a Bangladeshi textile factory to produce garments using leftover fabric. The resulting clothes have a significantly smaller environmental footprint than traditional mass-produced clothes and encourage consumers to remember that their consumption choices, even in regard to fashion, have an impact on the environment.