The 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.
73 project partners
46 regions involved
58 regional policies addressed
110 good practices identified
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.
Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.
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."
Other relevant links:
- INTERREG IVC Good practice database
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