INNEON

INNEON
Project

INNEON

Network for Eco-Innovation Investment

The INNEON (Eco-Innovation Network for Investment) network for eco-innovation investment aims to extend public and private funding sources available for eco-innovation and social innovation in Europe, and provide a unique forum dedicated to the interaction between a selected cohort of innovators and relevant investors. Eco-innovation is a fast and growing market in EU and globally. Zabala is the coordinator of this European project embedded in the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)

 

Unión Europea

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Project: 
INNEON
Programme: 
CIP
Period: 
January 2014 – June 2016
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The Challenge: 

The eco-innovation sales revenue in Europe had reached  €227.000 million by 2008 corresponding to 2,2% of the European GDP.  The sector represents 3.4 million direct workers. The European Union is aware of the importance of investment networks to foster the growth of this sector. By adopting  this vision, the INNEON project aims to extend the long-term public and private available funding sources, in a sustainable way. In particular, the goal is that the eco-innovative companies achieve the most of European innovation funding opportunities, demand-driven. Finally, it aims to improve the flow and quality of operations for the benefit of entrepreneurs and investors.

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Solutions: 

The eco-innovation sector is a priority for the European Union demonstrated by the Eco-Innovation Action Plan.  In that perspective Europe 2020, the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade, endorses “a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy” and an Innovation Union.

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Impacts: 
  • INNEON contributes to the development of a more competitive eco-innovation market in the EU
  • It allows the development of a consolidated Community-wide network with financial public and private investors supporting eco-innovation all over Europe.
Aitor Garro
“INNEON is the matchmaker of investors and entrepreneurs in eco-innovation in Europe”
Aitor Garro
Coordinator from ZABALA Innovation Consulting