CIP Eco-Innovation Call 2011: Market Replication Projects Closing the gap between research and markets Eco-innovation, EACI, European Commission Market Replication Eco-Innovation Unit Beatriz Yordi, Head of Unit CIP Eco-Innovation European Info Day – Brussels – 28 April 2011 EACI CIP: Competitiveness and Innovation Programme EIP: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme 2 What do we do? Eco-innovation – the market replication definition « All forms of innovation reducing environmental impacts and/or optimising the use of resources » Part of the CIP programme in EIP pillar New services: greening businesses New processes: cleaner production New materials New products Good for business, good for the environment 3 Eco-innovation market replication projects Support innovative ideas which can be turned into ‘marketable’ green products and services These need incentives to penetrate the market. Potential for replication and wider application must be demonstrated Budget ~ €200 million (2008-2013) 4 Main target group: SMEs 23 million SMEs in the EU The backbone of the economy 99% of all enterprises 1/3 world market shares Yet causing 60-70% of the EU’s industrial pollution 5 How does it work? Key design elements Risk sharing for green ideas (50%) Market orientation Bridging the gap between RTD and commercialisation Direct funding (no intermediaries) A kind of public business angels Good for business, good for the environment 6 How does elements: it work? Key design Key design elements Life Cycle Thinking Flexible - no partnerships required but EU added value important Leverage factor and replication crucial Approximate project size: 1,4 m € total costs Good for business, good for the environment 7 Five priorities Materials recycling Sustainable building products Food and drink Water → NEW! Greening businesses/ smart purchasing → 36M€ for ~45-50 projects Compared to the 2010 call: resource efficiency transversal priority, new water priority and small fine tuning on the rest 8 Materials recycling Improve quality of recycled material, better waste sorting and treatment methods Innovative products using recycled material or facilitating material recycling Business innovations to strengthen the competitiveness of recycling industries, such as new market structures for recycling products, processes and services 9 Sustainable building products Construction products and related processes (construction, maintenance, repair, retrofitting or demolition of buildings) that reduce consumption of resources, embodied carbon and production of by-product wastes. More environmentally friendly construction materials and innovative manufacturing processes. NEW! → Projects on the addition of various types of fly and bottom ashes in concrete and mortar are not covered under this Call 10 Food and Drink Sector Cleaner and innovative products, including packaging methods and materials aiming at higher resources efficiency, reduction of waste and greenhouse gas emissions, or/and increasing recycling and recovery New or improved production processes with high water efficiency and improved water quality Innovative cleaner products, processes and services aiming at reducing the environmental impact of consumption of food and drinks 11 Water Water efficient processes, products and technologies (reduce water consumption by at least 30%) Water-free processes. Water and wastewater treatment: solutions that offer greater efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Smart distribution systems aiming at the saving of water, chemicals, energy and materials: innovative systems for measuring and adjusting chemical dosing, flow and pumping rates; leakage detection and repair, novel pipe materials etc. 12 Greening businesses and smart purchasing Green products and services Substitution of materials by others leading to a reduced environmental impact Clean production processes Re-manufacturing mechanisms and innovative repairing services 13 Performance indicators Improved environmental performance Better use of resources Economic Performance / Market Replication 14 Increasing response to Eco-innovation Calls Important attention from the market, mainly SMEs More than 1000 web enquiries answered every year Proposal Received 2008 2009 2010 134 202 + 50% 287 + 42% 43 47 ~50 Yearly increase Projects funded 15 15 Reaching the target group: more than 65% SMEs! 100% SME 90% 81% private sector 80% 70% 66% 60% 50% LARGE Enterprises 40% 30% 15% 20% 10% 19% Universities/Public/Others 0% Our beneficiaries (Source: call 2010) 16 SME’s breakdown - Beneficiaries Eco-innovation 79% of SME‘s are small and micro companies 17 17 Eco-I versus Post research Adaptation for market uptake Industrialisation First commercial deployment Market demonstration FP 7 Research Basic research Applied research Prototyping/first practical use of technology Technology demonstration Knowledge gathering 18 18 Eco-I versus First application of solution and market uptake Integrated approach covering various environmental aspects (resource efficiency including water, energy and raw materials…) Life-cycle approach Explicit SME and private sector focus Market uptake important IEE Promotion & dissemination of wellproven intelligent energy solutions Energy focus: energy efficiency & renewable energy sources, including transport Stimulates action through better market conditions & admin. procedures, training, awareness raising, policy analysis etc No investment project, no RTD Impact and contribution to 2020 EU energy targets important 19 19 Eco-I versus Priority on private sector, businesses CIP umbrella Market competitiveness and market uptake Replication is crucial Integrated environmental impacts LIFE + Mainly public sector Policy development and Implementation of legislation Dissemination, awareness raising, capacity building Land-use and urban planning Environmental solutions but market uptake is not vital 20 20 Example from the Food & Drink sector: GREENBOTTLE A new type of milk bottle made of a mix of recycled paper and plastic that can be easily separated and sorted Complete supply chain consideration Closed loop paper supply Ensure disposal is consistent with recycling criteria throughout the EU 21 Example from the Food & Drink sector: BRITER-WATER Briter-Water project: Bamboo farming to clean grey water from juice and dairy production Lower investment and operation costs, no sludge Better water quality and carbon capture gains France, UK, Portugal and Germany 22 Example from the Recycling sector: CAPS CAPS: Conversion of paper mill sludge into absorbent material An innovative way of reusing waste into a product Outcome: absorbent material for cleaning up oil and chemical spills in harbours Setting up two new production plants (Slovenia and Finland) 23 Example from the Recycling sector: SATURN Sensor-sorting for recovery of nonferrous metals (NF) The aim is to automatically sort NF from household metal waste into clean fractions (different metals and alloys) A plant is built in Germany to implement a range of different sensor-based technologies Further replications, UK 24 Example from the building sector: INSULA TFH INSULA TFH: pre-insulated wall panels Low cost process to produce timber frame panels with cellulose fiber insulation Material used: recycled waste paper and wood from the region Reduced transport, packaging and landfill Materials with low embodied energy IRE, DE, BE 25 Example from the Green Business sector: ECOTPU . ECOTPU: New bio-plastic for sports shoes coming from oil plants Production line will be set up and started Involvement of footware and chemical industry from ES and IT 26 Call planning 2011 Fourth Call: 28 April with a closing date of 8 September 2011, 17h00 Electronic submission (EPSS) Evaluation: end of 2011 First projects start May 2012 50% funding rate of eligible costs Max 3 years contract duration 27 Eco-Innovation website as source of information Newsflash subscription Call for proposals Guide for proposers Frequently asked questions Grant Agreement and Financial Guidelines Info days + slides/recordings Pre-screening: max 2 pages summary Link to EPSS Projects database http://ec.europa.eu/ecoinnovation 28 AFTERNOON Bilateral talks Registration at the stand before 13:15 Bilateral talks from 14:00 to 17:00 → Please check your assigned room! 29 Thank you very much For questions: contact our mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org In >95% we reply within 14 days!