This week the European Commission launched a call for proposals for eco-innovation projects to receive funding under the European Competitiveness and Innovation program. The initiative is intended for private companies or organizations that have developed an environmental product, service, management practice or process that has a proven track record but residual risks have kept it from being fully marketed.
The European Commission launched a call for proposals for eco-innovation projects to receive funding.
The eco-innovation initiative provides funding to overcome those barriers to further market penetration.
This year's program focuses on innovation in the building sectors. Projects should promote innovative building products or processes to address the sustainability of materials, indoor air quality, water and energy efficiency, or adaptation to climate change. The committee will consider all processes or products as well as building services or integrated approaches for both the residential and non-residential sectors.
In addition to demonstrating the clear and substantial environmental benefits, submitted projects must highlight the importance of the action in relation to EU policies and priorities, targets and legislation, the extent to which the proposed solutions are innovative and the technical advancement of the proposed solution.
Source: European Commission