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Abierta la Convocatoria europea 2012 Eco-innovation

Enviar Nota Imprimir 14/05/2012 • Ayudas, subvenciones y financiación

El plazo para presentar proyectos finaliza el 6 de septiembre de 2012


SCOPE:

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.

 

OBJECTIVES:

- Promote the adoption of new and integrated approaches to eco-innovation in fields such as environmental management and more environmentally friendly products, processes and services.

- Encourage the uptake of environmental solutions by increasing the market and by the removing the barriers to market penetration. Solutions are understood to include products, processes, technologies or services.

- Increase innovation capacities of SMEs.

In general, this Call supports projects which address the objectives mentioned above with a clear priority to SMEs.

 

MAIN PRIORITIES AREAS OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2011:

1. MATERIALS RECYCLING

Scope of actions to be supported under this Call:

- Improve the quality of recycling materials with better waste sorting and treatment methods, construction and demolition waste, commercial/industrial waste, potential recyclables or recyclable waste from electrical and electronic equipment and end-of-life vehicles.

- Innovative products using recycled material or facilitating material recycling, matching international products' standards, advanced design requirements and high quality consumer needs.

- Business innovations to strengthen the competitiveness of recycling industries, such as new market structures for recycling products, supply chains or harmonised manufacturing, reuse and recycling processes.

 

2. SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRODUCTS

Scope of the actions to be supported under this Call:

- Construction products and related processes that reduce consumption of resources, embodied carbon and production of by-product wastes. This covers the use of more environmentally friendly materials, use of bio-based materials, increased use of recycled and reused materials from construction and demolition waste, reduced use of raw material, and innovative manufacturing and construction processes which greatly reduce the environmental impact of construction, following a life-cycle perspective.

 

3. FOOD AND DRINK SECTOR

Scope of the actions to be supported under this Call:

- Cleaner and innovative products, including packaging methods and materials, processes and services aiming at higher resources efficiency. Full raw material utilisation in the food sector, which increases resource efficiency and productivity, reduces bio-degradable waste, and supports the transition to a bio-based economy.

- Cleaner and innovative products, processes and services at the production phase, aiming at a reduction of waste, waste prevention, water efficiency and improved water quality and greenhouse gas emissions, or/and increasing recycling and recovery.

- Innovative cleaner products, processes and services aiming at reducing the environmental impact of consumption of food and drinks, such as logistical services, distribution and purchasing decisions.

 

4. WATER

Scope of the actions to be supported under this Call:

- Water efficient processes, products and technologies, especially water-free processes.

- Water and wastewater treatment: solutions that offer greater efficiency and reduced environmental impact, e.g. reduced use of chemicals and resources; recovery of resources from wastewater, such as nutrients.

- Smart distribution systems aiming at the saving of water, chemicals, energy and materials: innovative systems for measuring and adjusting chemical dosing, flow and pumping rates; leakage detection and repair, novel pipe materials etc.

 

5. GREENING BUSINESS

Scope of the actions to be supported under this Call:

- Design, implementation and uptake on the market of innovative products that will decrease environmental impacts and use less resources. Projects should follow the principles of Integrated Product Policy, a life cycle approach and be in-line with the various policies documented in the Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy. Projects could relate to the Ecodesign directive putting into practice the more global, environmental perspective, and they could base the environmental performance of the new product on the European Ecolabel or other accredited label/certification scheme.

- Substitution of materials with reduced environmental impacts and higher resource efficiency (e.g. bio-based products) as well as substitution of scarce materials and increased use of secondary raw material. Substitution may be applied at the product level or at the process level.

- Greening of production and clean production processes supporting environmental, innovative processes with a high replication factor. Actions could also include industrial symbiosis, i.e. the valorisation of by-product resources or waste as new raw materials in order to improve the environmental impacts of industrial production.

- Gradual innovation by introducing re-manufacturing mechanisms and innovative repairing services with substantial environmental benefit and a high replication factor.

 

FUNDING RATES: Maximum rate of 50% of the eligible project costs.

BUDGET: Around 1 mill €.

DURATION: The maximum duration of an action is 36 months.

ELEGIBLE ORGANISATIONS: All applicants must be legal persons, whether private or public, established in the territory of the European Member States. Applications can be submitted by one or several entities. **

The priority will be given to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

** Irrespectively of the amount of participants, all proposals need to demonstrate a European added value:

This award criterion will help to select projects with a good European added value. It has the following sub criteria:

- Justification for and benefits of addressing the subject of the proposal at European level as opposed to purely national/regional/local projects.

- EU dimension of the market barriers and how these barriers will be tackled.

- Level of European cooperation in the project

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/

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