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


Filename Date of upload
Joint report on results of survey of needs 05-10-2017 11:04:55
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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 - 15th International Innovation Exhibition
    - 19-10-2017

    This year's ARCA 2017 is 15th edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions, which will take place from 19 to 21 October 2017 at the National and University Library in Zagreb. The exhibition will present innovations from Croatia and...

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    - 17-10-2017

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    - 16-10-2017

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    - 10-10-2017

    Smart Com in collaboration with the EIMV Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute organised a two-day event, HackElect, at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana on 7-8 October. For those who attended, it did not...

  • EcoInn Danube - Secon Project Partner meeting in Budapest
    - 06-10-2017

    The second project partner meeting of the transnational project “Eco-innovatively connected Danube Region” (EcoInn) was held in Budapest, Hungary on 26th and 27th of September 2017.  The meeting was hosted by PP3 – Digitalis Jolet (Hungary) with...

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