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Eco-Innovation, CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2010
Pályáztató:  Európai Bizottság
Határidő:  2010. szeptember 9.
Feltöltve:  2010. április 16., 14:24:25
Szakmai terület:  Környezetvédelem (8); Gazdaság, üzleti szféra (70)
Ország:  Magyarország; Románia
Forrás:  []

The EIP is part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), which aims at encouraging the competitiveness of European enterprises. With SMEs as its mainThis Call relates to CIP first application and market replication projects on Eco- Innovation, which are managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) under powers delegated by the European Commission

CIP Eco-innovation aims to support projects concerned with the first application or market replication of eco-innovative techniques, products, services or practices of EU relevance, which have already been technically demonstrated with success but which, owing to residual risk, have not yet penetrated the market. They should contribute to remove obstacles to the development and wide application of eco-innovation, create or enlarge markets for related products and improve the competitiveness of EU enterprises on world markets. The projects should also aim at reducing environmental impacts, increasing resource efficiency or improve environmental performance of enterprises, in particular SMEs.

The three main aspects of CIP Eco-innovation are:

1. Environmental benefits
2. Economic benefits (including wide replication)
3. Contribution of projects to innovation


CIP Eco-Innovation will support projects:

• Concerned with the first application or market replication of eco-innovative techniques, products, processes or practices, which
• have already been technically demonstrated, but
• due to remaining risks need incentives to penetrate significantly the market.

CIP Eco-Innovation will also support market oriented activities related to the uptake of environmental technologies and eco-innovative activities by enterprises and the implementation of new or integrated approches to Eco-Innovation.


− Promote the adoption of new and integrated approaches to eco-innovation in fields such as environmental management and more environmentally friendly products, processes and services.
− Encourage the uptake of environmental solutions by increasing the market and by the removing the barriers to market penetration. Solutions are understood to include products, processes, technologies or services.
− Increase innovation capacities of SMEs.

In general, this Call supports projects which address the objectives mentioned above with a clear priority to SMEs. However, some areas are considered a priority for this call, because of their importance for environmental protection and eco-innovation markets and because of the expected added-value of projects in these areas, taking into consideration other EU actions in connected fields and the response to the previous Call. These areas are introduced hereafter.


Materials recycling
Efforts to reduce and avoid the negative impacts of waste on the environment and human health have been central to EU environment policy. Despite all the progress achieved, the challenges for waste policy are still mounting and much still needs to be done.

Sustainable building products
The building sector is a complex sector embracing a number of aspects such as design, choice of materials, use of natural resources as well as interaction with very different socioeconomic, regulatory and administrative contexts.

Food and drink sector
The food and drink sector contributes on average 20% to 30% of the various environmental impacts of private consumption such as energy use, global warming, land use, resource depletion, acidification, water use, or waste, with a contribution of up to 50% for eutrophication. These impacts include the full food production and distribution chain ‘from farm to fork’. Projects on sustainable farming practices are not covered under CIP Ecoinnovation.

Greening business/Smart purchasing
The aim of this priority area is to grant support to small and medium sized enterprises and organisations in greening their businesses, products and services and in implementing green production processes improving their performance with respect to all environmental aspects and impacts, and in adapting to the impacts of climate change on their activities.


Legal status of applicants

Applications can be submitted by one or several entities. All applicants must be legal persons, whether private or public, established in the territory of the European Member States. “Legal person” means any entity created under the national law of its place of establishment, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which, acting under its own name, may exercise rights and be subject to obligations.

Entities which do not have legal personality under the national law may also propose action within the CIP Eco-Innovation initiative
, provided their representatives have the capacity to take on legal obligations on their behalf and assume financial liability.
Natural persons are not eligible.

Likewise, the programme is also open to legal persons established in:
• European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries which are members of the European Economic Area (EEA), in accordance with the conditions laid down in the EEA Agreement.
• Accession countries and candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in EU programmes established in the respective Framework agreements and Association Council Decisions.
• Countries of the Western Balkans, in accordance with the provisions to be determined with those countries following the establishment of Framework Agreements concerning their participation in EU programmes.
• Other third countries, when Agreements and procedures so allow.

Administrative and financial penalties

Without prejudice to the application of penalties laid down in the contract, candidates and contractors who have made false declarations, have made substantial errors or committed irregularities or fraud, or have been found in serious breach of their contractual obligations may be excluded from all contracts and grants financed by the EU budget for a maximum of five years from the date on which the infringement is established as confirmed following an adversarial procedure with the contractor. That period may be extended to ten years in the event of a repeated offence within five years of the date on which the infringement is established.

Candidates, who have made false declarations, have made substantial errors, or committed irregularities or fraud, may also be subject to financial penalties representing 2% to 10% of the total estimated value of the contract being awarded. Contractors who have been found in serious breach of their contractual obligations may be subject to financial penalties representing 2% to 10% of the total value of the contract in question. The rate may be increased to 4% to 20% in the event of a repeat infringement within five years of the date on which the infringement is established as confirmed following an adversarial procedure with the contractor.

Financial capacity of applicants

Applicants must show that they have the financial capacity and operational capability to complete the action to be supported. Unless they are a public body or an international organisation, they must complete the ‘Simplified Financial Statement’ Form and provide their annual financial statements comprised of the balance sheet, the profit and loss account and any annexes to those for the last financial year for which the accounts have been closed.


The maximum duration of an action is 36 months.


The financial contribution under CIP Eco-Innovation takes the form of a grant to off-set part of the total eligible costs of the project, under a maximum rate of 50% per project.

Only the costs directly linked with the innovative action, including materials, processes, techniques or methods proposed, are considered eligible. This applies also to costs for equipment and infrastructure.


The indicative total amount available for this Call is EUR 35.020.000.


Applications must be submitted using the on-line submission system and application forms (parts A, B and C of the proposal plus Annexes). The instructions on how to complete the application forms and the link to the on-line submission system with the application forms are available on the website of the CIP Eco-Innovation initiative (see chapter 15 “Additional information”).

Applications which fail to comply with this formal requirement will not be evaluated further.

The closing date for submission is 9 September 2010 before 17h00:00 (Brussels local time).

Applications submitted after the closing date will not be taken into consideration.


Closing date for submission of applications: 09 September 2010 (before 17h00:00, Brussels local time)
Estimated date of completion of the evaluation January 2011
Estimated date for the notification of applicants from February 2011 onwards
Estimated period for negotiations February/March 2011
Estimated date for signature of contracts from March 2011 onwards

Applicants should consult the website of the programme at:


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