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Facilitating access to finance for eco-innovation

INNOVATIONSEEDS provides guidance to SMEs to help them access relevant public and private financing and to facilitate their participation in environmental research and innovation funding programmes.

SMEs play a crucial role in the European economy. However, given their limited resources, they face difficulties in understanding and accessing public and private financing for their eco-innovation projects. INNOVATIONSEEDS changes this by providing a user-friendly and unified entry-point for SMEs looking for finance to develop and implement new environmental technologies and knowledge.

A guide to eco-innovation finance

As part of its web platform, INNOVATIONSEEDS features an intelligent navigation system able to guide users to the most
appropriate public and private funding for eco-innovation projects. An online helpdesk is also available to help SMEs
through the application procedure.

Users are asked a few quick and easy questions about their
innovation project:

  • Do you want to collaborate with other partners?
  • Which technology sector are you working in?
  • Where are you on the road from research to market?

Based on these and other criteria, INNOVATIONSEEDS matches the SME’s needs with funding programmes and helps users start the application procedure.

The information on the INNOVATIONSEEDS platform can be used provided that the source is acknowledged.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 6419747th FWP