The role of research in boosting eco-innovation – a European perspective “International Forum of R&D for Eco-innovation: Research for combining environmental priorities with economic.

The role of research in
boosting eco-innovation –
a European perspective
“International Forum of R&D for Eco-innovation: Research for
combining environmental priorities with economic opportunities”,
22-23 October 2009, Katowice, Poland
Serena Pontoglio
« Environmental Technologies and Pollution Prevention »
European Commission - DG RTD
Eco-innovation and
environmental technologies
• Eco-innovation: all forms of innovation reducing
environmental impacts and/or optimising the use of
– It includes new production processes, new products or services,
and new management and business methods, whose use or
implementation is likely to prevent or substantially reduce the
risks for the environment, pollution and other negative
impacts of resources use, throughout the life cycle of related
• Environmental technologies: all technologies whose use
is less environmentally harmful than relevant alternatives.
The role of research in the
innovation process model
Vision for ecoinnovation
• Eco-innovation, environmental technologies across all
• Eco-innovation are a win-win solution for the environment
and the economy
• Eco-innovation from a side-effect of research activities to
the “core business”
• Need fundamental transformations – not just “add ons”
• Make use of ecological principles: life-cycle, diversity,
symbiosis, bio-compatible…
The indicative FP7 budget
breakdown (€ million)
FP7 is made up of 4 main blocks of activities forming 4 specific
programmes plus a fifth specific programme on nuclear research
Collaborative research
European Research Council
Human Potential, Marie Curie
Research capacities
(Infrastructure, SMEs, Regions,
International cooperation …)
The Cooperation Programme
breakdown (€ million)
Contribution of the 7th
Framework Programmes to environmental
technologies and eco-innovation
• In whole FP7, approximately 10 billion € on R&D funding for
environmental technologies
• About 44% of FP7's budget directly related to sustainable
• 37% of topics support R&D funding for green technologies in
the first three FP7 Work Programmes
Eco-innovation in the Environment
Programme 2010
• Activity 6.3. ENVIRONMENTAL
• Sub-activity 6.3.1 Indicative available budget: EUR
51.5 Million (including 5M€ for the Green
Cars call and 7M€ for the Africa call)
Sub-Activity 6.3.1
Environmental technologies
• Area Water
• ENV.2010.3.1.1-1 Technologies and systems for urban water
cycle services (CP-IP)
• ENV.2010.3.1.1-2 Innovative system solutions for municipal
sludge treatment and management (CP-FP)
• ENV.2010.3.1.1-3 Decentralised water supply and sanitation
technologies and systems for small communities and periurban areas (CP-FP, Africa Call)
• ENV.2010.3.1.1-4 Water harvesting technologies in Africa
(CP-FP, Africa Call)
• Area Soil
• Not open in 2010
Sub-Activity 6.3.1
Environmental technologies
• Area Waste
• ENV.2010.3.1.3-1 Innovative technologies and eco design
recommendations for reuse and recycling of Construction
and Demolition (C&D) waste, with a special focus on
technologies for onsite solutions (CP-FP)
• ENV.2010.3.1.3-2 Innovative technologies and system
solutions for municipal solid waste management in densely
populated cities (CP-FP “bottom-up”)
• GC.ENV.2010.3.1.3-3 Materials, technologies and processes
for sustainable automotive electrochemical storage
applications (CP-FP)
• Area Clean Technologies
• ENV.2010.3.1.4-1 Integrated Pollution Prevention and
Control of industrial emissions in the Mediterranean region
• ENV.2010.3.1.4-2 ERA-net on Eco-innovation (CA)
Sub-Activity 6.3.1 Environmental
• Area Built environment
• ENV.2010.3.1.5-1 Resource efficient and urban friendly
construction sites (CP-FP)
• ENV.2010.3.1.5-2 Environmental technologies for brownfield
regeneration (CP-FP)
• Area Marine environment
• Not open in 2010
• Area Air technologies
• ENV.2010.3.1.7-1 Technologies for automated monitoring of air
pollution in cities (CA)
• Area Technologies for climate
• ENV.2010.3.1.8-1 Development of technologies for long-term
carbon sequestration (CP-FP “bottom-up”)
Sub-Activity 6.3.2 Protection, conservation
and enhancement of cultural heritage,
including human habitat
• Area Assessment and conservation in
cultural heritage
• ENV.2010.3.2.1-1 Non-destructive diagnosis technologies for
the safe conservation of movable cultural assets (CP-FP)
• Area Not open in 2010
• Area Not open in 2010
• Area Fostering the integration of
cultural heritage in urban and rural settings
• EeB.ENV.2010.3.2.4-1 Compatible solutions for improving
the energy efficiency of historic buildings in urban areas
Sub-Activity 6.3.3
Technology assessment, verification and
• Area Risk assessment of chemicals and
alternative strategies for testing
• ENV.2010.3.3.1-1 Reduction of the use of animals in ecotoxicological safety testing (CA)
• Area Technology Assessment
• ENV.2010.3.3.2-1 Boosting Life Cycle Assessment use in
SMEs: development of sectoral methods and tools (CP-FP)
• Area Environmental Technologies
Verification and Testing
• Not open in 2010
ERA-Net on
• Coordination of national or regional research
• MS agree and fund joint calls/joint activities
• EU funding only for coordination
• To develop and strengthen the coordination of public
research programmes carried out at national or at
regional level with a view to their mutual opening and the
development and implementation of joint activities
ERA-Net on
ENV.2010.3.1.4-2 ERA-net on Eco-innovation
Main objectives/expected outcomes
• The coordination between MS should promote
 the coherent and consistent integration of “eco-innovation”
concepts into the more traditional “innovation” research programs
 the adoption of common metrics for the ex-ante environmental
assessment of each (eco)innovation based on life-cycle thinking
a better technology transfer and take-up of technologies from the
research shelves to the market
• Joint calls should focus on selected lead markets of EU
strategic interest in the eco-innovation area
Strengthening the role of R&D in boosting
Eco-Innovation and Eco-efficiency
• When: 13th November
• Where: Brussels, Covent Garden
Building A2, Auditorium 4/121
Place Rogier/Rogierplein, 16
Thank you for your attention!
Serena Pontoglio
[email protected]
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