Water Export Dag seminar EU Astrid Severin


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Water Export Dag seminar EU Astrid Severin

  1. 1. CIP Eco-Innovation Call Market replication projects Water Export Day Amsterdam 26 June 2009
  2. 2. About Greenovate! Europe Eco-innovation experts along the innovation value chain – Research to market – Internationalisation – Investor-readiness and access to finance – Cluster cooperation – Eco-innovation policy development 24 members, 13 countries Brussels based secretariat The European experts for green innovation 2
  3. 3. What is Eco-Innovation? New services: greening businesses New processes: cleaner production New management methods, new technologies and products “All forms of innovation reducing environmental impacts and / or optimising the use of resources.” The European experts for green innovation 3
  4. 4. First application and market replication 195 million Euro (2008-2013) Support first application and market uptake of innovative products, processes and services Bridging the gap between R&D and commercialisation Remove obstacles to wider application of eco- innovation Create and enlarge markets, with strong emphasis on SMEs Run by European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation The European experts for green innovation 4
  5. 5. Sectors covered by the call Construction and buildings – Innovative water systems, including water savings, re-use of natural waters, rain water collection and re-use, green roofs Food and drink – Improved efficiency in the water consumption of a process or improved eco-efficiency of water management Green Business Recycling The European experts for green innovation 5
  6. 6. Call 2009 Deadline 10 September 2009, 17h00 Evaluation end 2009 Project start March /April 50% funding rate 32 million Euro for 40 projects Average 800,000 Euro per project The European experts for green innovation 6
  7. 7. Eligibility Criteria Any legal person who is located in one of the following countries: 27 EU Member States EFTA countries, which are members of the EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Plus (provided the MoU is in force): – Croatia – Turkey – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Montenegro – Israel – Serbia – Further countries depending on bilateral agreements Emphasis on SMEs One partner is formally sufficient, but: EU added value and replication factor are important to show! 7
  8. 8. FERTILANDIA Tannery waste as fertiliser Problem: Leather tanning is polluting – most leftovers are put into landfill Proposed solution: Create organic fertilizer from leather meal with dewatered leather sludge Potential: Production and sales of 36,000 tons of integrated leather meal per year 8
  9. 9. ECOMETRE Ecological metal recycling Construction of a pilot plant with innovative metal recycling system Heavy metals – mainly nickel - are precipitated from the waste water stream and selectively extracted for future utilisation Replication potential in surface engineering 9
  10. 10. WINENVIRONMENT Reducing the impact of wine production Problem: Producing one liter of wine requires five liters of water; most wine growers use pesticides and phytosanitary products Proposed solution: New filtration and product recovery systems + an environmental and quality management methodology for validation 10
  11. 11. Contacts Greenovate! Europe EEIG Rue de Breydel 40 B – 1040 Brussels Tel +32 2 235 8696 www.greenovate-europe.eu Astrid Severin astrid.severin@greenovate.eu The European experts for green innovation 11
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