Can EACI use the projects’ results?

Yes. Under article II.3.2 of the Grant Agreement, beneficiaries grant EACI the right to make free use of the results of the action as it deems fit, provided it does not thereby breach its confidentiality obligations or existing industrial and intellectual property rights.

Thus, beneficiaries should have this obligation in consideration when making arrangements concerning the ownership and use of results.

What is the purpose of the CIP Eco-Innovation initiative?

This initiative provides funding for projects in various sectors that mitigate environmental impacts or promote a more efficient use of resources. Priority areas include material recycling, buildings, the food and drink sector as well as greener business. It helps good ideas for innovative products, services and processes that protect the environment to become commercial prospects, ready for use by business and industry. 

What are CIP Eco-Innovation projects?

They are Eco-Innovation pilot and market replication projects for the testing in real conditions of innovative products, processes and services that are not fully marketed due to residual risks and that are aimed at reducing environmental impacts, preventing pollution or achieving a more efficient use of natural resources. Through the Eco-Innovation funding scheme, the EU wants to support innovative products, services and technologies that can better use our natural resources and reduce Europe's ecological footprint.