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.
Accelerated commercialization of eco- and social innovation
Integrated service across the innovation chain
European network of selected professionals
High-quality investment propositions
Access to sector-specific market intelligence
Opportunities to syndicate with like-minded investors
Potential exit opportunities
Bespoke coaching support
Access to three types of investors
Connectivity and networking
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.
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 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.