Projects and Publications


ECOPOL was a European public partnership that aims to accelerate the implementation of eco-innovation policies by identifying and testing efficient tools for implementing eco-innovation policies on a European, national and regional levels.

Main focus areas include Green Public Procurement as a powerful demand-side instrument; Waste and Recycling as a sector with a high CO2-footprint and high potential for business creation and Internationalisation as a means to boost the growth of eco-innovators. ECOPOL is one of the milestones mentioned in the Eco-Innovation Action Plan as a major tool for co-operation between the European Commission and member states.

Following papers were published within this project:


Period: 2011 to 2013

Contracting authority: European Commission

Partners: Lahti Science Business Park, Projekträger und Forschungszentrum Jülich, Region Attika (GR), Swedish Environmental Council, Portuguese Environment Agency, Portuguese Innovation Agency