European Commission – Call for proposals under the Eco-innovation initiative
The Call CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2013 is open and will be closed on 05 September 2013 at 17:00:00, Brussels local time.
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.
CIP Eco-innovation will support projects:
• Concerned with the first application or market replication of eco-innovative
techniques, products, processes or practices, which have already been technically demonstrated, but due to remaining risks need incentives to penetrate significantly the market.
CIP Eco-innovation will also support market oriented activities related to the uptake of environmental technologies and eco-innovative activities by enterprises and the implementation of new or integrated approches to eco-innovation.
− Promote the adoption of new and integrated approaches to eco-innovation in fields such as more environmentally friendly products, processes and services.
− Encourage the uptake of environmental solutions by increasing the market and by removing the barriers to market penetration. Solutions are understood to include high added value products, processes, technologies or services.
− Increase innovation capacities of SMEs
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 RecyclingSustainable Building ProductsFood and Drink SectorWaterGreening businesses
Applications can be submitted by one or several entities.
Applicants must be established in the territory of the European Member States.
Norway, Iceland, LiechtensteinAlbania, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Israel, Montenegro, Serbia and TurkeyOther non-EU countries provided they have the appropriate agreement in force
See on ec.europa.eu