European fundings: CIP Eco-innovation First Application and Market Replication Projects Deadline: 6th September 2012
The three main aspects of CIP Eco-innovation are:
1. Environmental benefits
2. Economic benefits (including wide replication)
3. Contribution of projects to innovation
Environmental impacts and optimisation of resources need to be considered in a non-isolated way throughout the life cycle of the related activities: from extraction of raw materials to production, distribution, use and final disposal or recycling on a full Life-Cycle approach.
In addition, eco-innovation should make sense economically and should bring tangible benefits in terms of investments, turnover, market penetration and job creation especially for SMEs.
Besides the application of the new eco-innovative solution during the project,r eplication and exploitation are also important aspects: CIP Eco-innovation aims to multiply the impacts of the projects' solutions and mobilise a wide market uptake, reaching a critical mass during the project and/or in a short and medium term. A clear business and exploitation plan should be part of every project.
- Materials recycling
- Sustainable building products
- Food and drink sector
- Greening businesses