INNEON

The new network for eco-innovation investment

The INNEON network for eco-innovation investment aimed to extend the public and private funding sources available for eco-innovation and social innovation.

INNEON resulted in quality agreements between entrepreneurs and investors, with the purpose of bringing eco-innovative ideas to the market.

Mission and values

  • Accelerated commercialization of eco- and social innovation

  • Integrated service across the innovation chain

  • European network of selected professionals

Benefits for investors

  • High-quality investment propositions

  • Access to sector specific market intelligence

  • Opportunities to syndicate with like-minded investors

  • Potential exit opportunities

Benefits for innovators

  • Self-help tools

  • Bespoke coaching support

  • Access to three types of investors

  • Connectivity and networking

Network of eco-innovation investment

The goal was that eco-innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) made the most of funding opportunities available. INNEON offered dedicated coaching services to selected applicants free of charge.

The benefits for investors were improved quality of deals and efficient matching of entrepreneurs and investors. Both entrepreneurs and investors were offered a dedicated IT platform as well as networking events.

Overall, INNEON resulted in quality agreements between entrepreneurs and investors with the purpose of bringing eco-innovative ideas to the market. The EU-funded project aimed at triggering a shift in the market towards more eco-innovation in Europe.

INNEON was made possible by the financial support of the European Commission.

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Project activities

The INNEON project included the following activities:

  • The establishment of a Europe-wide network of public and private investors supporting eco-innovation who were provided with information about interesting investment opportunities in the eco-innovation sector


  • Informed eco-innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs about funding opportunities


  • Trained selected eco-innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs free of charge for attracting funding from investors


  • Organized conferences and created a web platform for networking between entrepreneurs and investors

The INNEON network

The INNEON network for eco-innovation investment aimed to extend public and private funding sources available for eco-innovation and social innovation in Europe, and provided a unique forum dedicated to the interaction between a select cohort of innovators and relevant investors.

Innovators and investors could join a dedicated network providing access to an online matchmaking platform, live networking events and more, to improve the quality of deals and allow for efficient matching of entrepreneurs and investors.

INNEON was a catalyst accelerating the commercialization of eco-innovation and social innovation bringing economic, environmental and social benefits for the investors and entrepreneurs.

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