EcoInn Danube - Eco-innovatively connected Danube Region

General objective of the EcoInn Danube project is to enhance cooperation of innovation actors in the field of ecoinnovations with special emphasis on development and application of ecotechnologies in the Danube Region. 
The project will focus mainly on field of renewable energy and energy saving (efficiency).

Project main pillars: 
1. Increase transnational cooperation in ecoinnovations - The only effective way how to face enviro problems is a joint transnational effort. Aim is to interconnect and survey needs and requirements of all elements of the ecoinnovation cycle: general public/consumers intensively demanding new eco-products and services; producers/small and medium enterprises (SMEs) forced to produce ecologically;  Research & Development institutions generating new eco-oriented ideas; public institutions and 3rd sector calling for a green production.
2. Increase the match of demand and supply in ecoinnovation - Producers are forced to look for eco solutions enabling them to perform a greener production. Researchers perform environmental research which is often not problem solving oriented. Our aim is therefore to increase the match of demand of producers and supply of researchers in order to support an applied environmentally oriented research which will lead to the development of new ecotechnologies with a practical application. Smart tools for easing this matching will be introduced and adopted.
3. Bring eco innovation actors together - Innovators and researchers lack of practical skills and opportunities for application of their ideas. Business supporters and producers lack of information on talents and new ecotechnologies. Aim is to improve business, eco knowledge transfer and IPR skills of ecoinnovators, to offer a space to present their ideas. 

Expected project results: 
• Supported result oriented research collaboration of researchers and innovators on one side and producers (companies) on the other side. 
• Supported generation of praxis oriented ecotechnologies ready for their application.
• Offered space to companies to present their eco problems and to ecoinnovators to present their ecoinnovative ideas. 
• Practical trainings (workshops, summer schools) for gaining unique skills for practical application of ecoinnovative ideas into praxis. 
• Enhanced matching of capital seekers and capital providers for eco-innovative projects. 
• Increased general awareness on environmental challenges and eco solutions importance. 
• New solutions for global enviro and ecological challenges and needs mainly in the field of renewable energy and energy saving (efficiency), but also in the fields identified by stakeholders.

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Eco-innovatively connected Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2126924,97
ERDF Contribution: 1587447,2
IPA Contribution: 220439
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information Lead partner Slovakia
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa ERDF partner Bulgaria
Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region ERDF partner Slovenia
Bwcon GmbH ERDF partner Germany
BIC Brno spol. s r.o., Business and Innovation Centre ERDF partner Czech Republic
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Project News

  • EcoInn Danube - Green Summer School 2017
    - 31-07-2017

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  • EcoInn Danube - EcoInn Danube presented at the Croatian-Slovak Innovation Forum
    - 11-07-2017

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    - 11-07-2017

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  • EcoInn Danube - PTE Innovation Days 2017
    - 05-07-2017

    The PTE Innovation Days were organized at 22 and 23 May at the University of Pécs. This program was one of the special events in a series which are related to the 650th anniversary of the University’s foundation. During the two days the...

  • EcoInn Danube - Second national stakeholder meeting in Hungary
    - 30-06-2017

    Digitális Jólét organised the second EcoInn Danube national stakeholder meeting in Budapest, Hungary on 22 June 2017. The meeting was organised in the format of an informal roundtable discussion led by a moderator.  The roundtable took place with...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)