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ERA-NET ON ECO-INNOVATION - Boosting eco-innovation through joint cooperation in research and dissemination

Activity Code: ENV.2010.3.1.4-2
Coordinator: Forschungszentrum Jülich


Eco-innovations (EI), i.e. “green” technologies, processes, products and services have an increasing impact for the global competitiveness of European industry. To reach a worldwide leading position, it needs to boost the implementation of EI in industry, especially in SMEs. The ERA-Net on EI will support research and dissemination in the field of EI.The success of EI is determined by criteria that will be promoted through multi-level and systemic approach, considering the social, economic, political and technological context. To promote the development and implementation of EI in Europe, following activities will be performed:

1. Pooling of Europe’s most relevant research and innovation programmes;
2. Developing a networking platform for information exchange on activities related to EI research in Europe and broadening the network, and
3. Creating a common research funding platform.

Supported by 25 partners, the ERA-Net is built on 5 work packages:

  • Strategy & network development, leader Agentschap (NL);
  • Joint calls, leader ANR (FR);
  • Expertise and Skills for ECO Innovation, leader MATIMOP-ISERD (IL);
  • Dissemination (VROM)
  • Management, leader Juelich (DE).

The ERA-Net aims to support research, innovation and environmental policy makers with best practices for funding EI. Researchers will also profit from facilitated access to transnational research.The development of common metrics for the ex-ante assessment will help to take the whole life cycle of a project / programme into account. Activities for a better EI transfer from research to industry and market will be performed: e.g. assessing the role of information technology and of integrated concepts like ‘green technology parks’.The public awareness of the ERA-Net and EI will be promoted via target-group selected tools and active interaction with stakeholders and/or expert networks.

Project Details:

Duration: 48 months
EU Contribution: 1,999,963 Euro
Funding Scheme: Coordination (or networking) actions
Coordinator: Dr Christiane Koziolek, c.koziolek@fz-juelich.de,


  • Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Germany
  • Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maitrise de l'Energie, France
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France
  • Swiss Federal office for the environment, Switzerland
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany
  • Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland, Ireland
  • Finpiemonte S.p.A, Italy
  • Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg
  • Forskningsrådet för miljö, areella näringar och samhällsbyggande, Sweden
  • IHOBE Sociedad Publica de Gestion Ambiental, Spain
  • Instituut voor de Aanmoediging van Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie in Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Kommunalkredit Public Consulting, Austria
  • Matimop Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development, Israel
  • Ministerio de Cienca e Innovacion, Spain
  • Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria
  • Danish Ministery of the Environment - Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark
  • Ministrstvo za visoko. šolstvo, znanost in. tehnologijo, Slovenia
  • Narodowe Centrum Bada? i Rozwoju, Poland
  • Regione Piemonte, Italy
  • Agentschap, Netherlands
  • Tekes-Teknologian Ja Innovaatioiden Kehittaemiskeskus, Finland
  • The Technology Strategy Board, United Kingdom
  • Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Arastirma Kurumu (TÜB?TAK), Turkey
  • Ministerie van Infrastructuur en MilieuNetherlands