The 2013 Eco-Innovation call for proposals, when business meets the environment

Got a great business project that could make Europe greener but don't know how to get it off the ground? The 2013 Eco-innovation call for proposals may be for you! The European Commission grants up to 50% co-funding to finance green ideas: the total budget available for the 2013 Call is almost 31.6 Million Euros. It will close on 5th September 2013.

The 2013 Eco-innovation call is open to all legal persons that are based in eligible countries but the priority will be given to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Clusters of applicants and projects which demonstrate a European added value and have a high potential for market replication are strongly encouraged. Although priority will be given to SMEs (defined as enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million) and private beneficiaries, the calls for proposals are open to all legal persons located in one of the following countries:
• 27 EU member states
• Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
• Albania, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Israel, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
• Other non-EU countries provided they have the appropriate agreement in force (currently none).
Also see Article 4 of the CIP legal base.

Calls support Eco-innovative projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources. However, more specific priorities are being set up considering their important environmental impact and policy priorities of the European Union:
• Materials Recycling
• Sustainable Building Products
• Food and Drink Sector
• Water
• Greening businesses

Submission of your proposal is only possible online.
Further information HERE.