The project examines funding of environmental technology development and commercialisation. The objectives are to: - measure the performance of existing funding schemes (emphasising commercial-type funding); - determine how environmental aspects are dealt with; - identify obstacles; and - suggest evolution of new schemes.
Eight project work packages address these objectives, and also include development of environmental technology typologies, analysis of funding gaps, and comparison to Japan and the US A. The project supports SSP 5A by connecting policy and practice, linking researchers from across the EU, and using wide consultation to disseminate knowledge and maximise exploitation of research results.
Consortium partners are drawn from five EU state s, and have expertise and networks in private and public environmental technology funding and technology development processes. Stakeholder consultation with private and public sponsors, developers, academics, policy makers and NGOs will support research and knowledge dissemination.
Consultation will include major public conferences and forums, sector-specific focus groups, and workshops to test analysis and geographic variations. Consultation and publication and dissemination of the final report will spur innovation by private and public sponsors, supporting knowledge exploitation after project completion. Research will emphasise private sector solutions, but will also include public-private partnerships, which are innovative measures that can assist in closing the funding gap.
The varying applicability of such partnerships across different EU states will also be considered. The two project deliverables will be a database containing research and contact information, and a widely published final report that will integrate all research and recommendations.
Field of science
- /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
- /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
- /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
- /social sciences/political science/public administration
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
Call for proposal
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