Call for proposals - Eco-Innovation - First application and market replication projects CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2012 Closed!


This call for proposals has as main objective to support projects connected with eco-innovative products, techniques, services or processes which aim at prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources.

The specific objectives of this call are:

  • 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 high added value products, processes, technologies or services.
  • Increase innovation capacities of SMEs.


The main priority areas of this call for proposals are:

  • Materials recycling
  • Sustainable building products
  • Food and drink sector
  • Water
  • Greening businesses

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 34,83 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 September 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2012 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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