InnovationSeeds is an innovative interactive platform that aims to maximise the value of environmental research.
Although Europe leads in many environmental research areas and has great potential to tackle urgent societal problems, itneeds to accelerate the uptake of R&D results by a wide range of market players in order to produce policy measures and market success.
InnovationSeeds seeks to change this by communicating research results in a usable manner to policy makers and industry stakeholders. It facilitates connections between researchers, policy makers, engineers and business experts to boost Europe’s performance in the ever-growing green sector.
Eco-innovation stakeholders can obtain a full range of services and the interactive platform allows research teams, policy makers and technology providers and users to access and communicate about new eco-innovative technologies and knowledge.
Users benefit from a virtual library of results from over 100 promising FP6, FP7 and CIP environmental research projects, each repackaged by the InnovationSeeds experts to highlight how they might be used by a wide range of market players.
The most suitable mix of promotional activities is determined for each R&D result to ensure uptake, including articles, webinars, and video news releases, as well as brokerage events to promote links between researchers and research users. InnovationSeeds also features an intelligent navigation system to guide SMEs to the most appropriate public and private funding for eco-innovation projects.
InnovationSeeds (official project name, 'ECO-PRO') was supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme and co-ordinated by Greenovate! Europe. To find out more, contact Katharina Krell. (Tel: +32(0)2 400 10 05)