Eco-innovation logoThe importance of eco-innovation is clearly being recognised in the EU and worldwide. Eco-innovation is not limited to specific industries or sector of the economy. It can be introduced into manufacturing, services, organisations, management styles, urban and rural planning and design, agriculture and many other areas. It can therefore be instrumental in building healthy, competitive, and sustainable regional economies. Given its potential for decreasing environmental pressure and economic opportunities, eco-innovation is being addressed by policymakers at all levels.


7 projects

73 project partners

46 regions involved

58 regional policies addressed

110 good practices identified


Cooperation map

Cooperation map

Projects tackling eco-innovation

7 projects, analysed by the team of capitalisation experts, offer their know-how and collected good practice in the field of Eco-innovation. Click on each logo to get more information about the project's work.

Logo of project CIE     Logo of project DESUR    Logo of project ECOREGIONS   Logo of project PRoSeSCLogo of project ECREIN+Logo of project FRESH Logo of project RECOMMEND


Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.



Policy recommendations: view / download
Policy paper: view / download
Brochure: view / download 
Report: view / download

Eco-innovation is not limited to a particular sector or only equated to environmental technologies, goods or services. It can be defined as “the introduction of any new or significantly improved product (good or service), process, organisational change or marketing solution that reduces the use of natural resources (including materials, energy, water and land) and decreases the release of harmful substances across the whole life-cycle."

Eco-innovation Observatory

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