Got a great business project that could make Europe greener but don't know how to get it off the ground? The 2011 Eco-innovation call for proposals may be for you!
The CIP Eco-innovation initiative seeks to support innovation and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It goes in line with the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims at transforming the EU to a smarter, greener and more inclusive economy through greater innovation and more efficient resource management.
The CIP Eco-innovation programme will support projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources. In order to take part in the Call, you must be a legal person, established in the EU territory. Clear priority will be given to SMEs.
There are five main priority areas for this Call for Proposals:
Sustainable building products
Food and drink sector
The deadline for submitting applications is 8 September 2011.
The objective is to promote the adoption of new and integrated approaches to eco-innovation and the encouragement of taking up of environmental solutions by increasing the market and by removing the barriers to market penetration.
CIP Eco-innovation stands for Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme – Eco-innovation First Application and Market Replication Projects and forms part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP).
Call for Proposals Application Pack – here you will find detailed information on how to apply