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Eco-Innovation Workshop

Ewa Bloch, Technology Strategy Board

Friday 14 June 2013, 0930-1600
LEC Training Room 1

Lancaster University, The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and The Karim network are hosting a seminar for organisations wishing to access and apply to the CIP Eco-Innovation Programme.

Eco-Innovative Project Fund (£31m) Open for Applicants - Information Day Friday 14th June (free to attend).

Hosted by the Global Centre for Eco-Innovation and Karim Network in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board

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Lancaster University, The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and The Karim Network are hosting a seminar for organisations wishing to access and apply to the CIP Eco-Innovation Programme.

This event is split into two sessions. Session one will provide an introduction to the programme and will help you understand if this is the right scheme for your business. Session two is a detailed workshop to help organisations prepare their bids, explain the application forms, advise on developing and structuring your project and explain the assessment and evaluation process.

The Eco-innovation initiative is about reducing our environmental impact and making better use of resources. This means developing products, services and processes that protect the environment, reduce CO2 emissions, use resources efficiently, promote recycling and so on. There are five main strands to this initiative:

  • Materials recycling and recycling processes
  • Sustainable building products
  • Food and drink sector
  • Water efficiency, treatment and distribution
  • Greening business

The best Eco-innovation projects are those that can be replicated across the EU. The initiative does not fund R&D projects. Instead, it aims to bridge the gap between R&D and commercialisation - the ideas must be developed, feasible and also viable in the long-term to qualify for funding.

What makes a successful application?

Applying for Eco-Innovation funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected for funding. This Information Day will give you essential information and advice on how to develop a good project proposal and apply successfully. It also offers the chance to find out about finding project partners from across Europe, and hear about a successful Eco-innovation project.


Delegates are welcome to attend one or both sessions, please indicate this on the registration form.

Session one:

09:30 Welcome and refreshments

09:45 Introduction to Lancaster Environment Centre

10:00 Definition of an Eco-innovation project, support for UK applicants, UK case study

11:10 Coffee break

Session two:

11:30 Evaluation of Eco-innovative projects

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Eco-innovation grant application forms, administrative details, technical and financial proposals

15:30 Discussion

16:00 Close

Speaker Information

The seminar will be run by Ewa Bloch of the Technology Strategy Board, who is the UK National Contact for Eco-Innovation. The information day will cover:

  • the programme
  • the support available for applicants
  • a case study
  • application workshop

Also on hand will be staff from Inventya the commercialisation partner of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and Karim business development managers from Lancaster Environment Centre who may be able to assist with bids and EU partner matching.

We are looking for applicants which include SME partners as part of their consortium. You do need to have a clear Eco-Innovative project idea.

For any general enquiries about this event please contact Carolyn