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Grow circular! - "Financing SME Eco-innovation"

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 00:00 to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 00:00
Event type: 
Technical and Research

The 20th European Forum on Eco-innovation will examine financing opportunities for eco-innovative SMEs and will showcase successful companies who have succeeded in attracting investors and growing their business. It will explore the enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular business model and will address these through the lens of business, finance and public sector.

The Forum will also provide an opportunity for participants from across Europe to:

  • Participate in a business-to-investors matchmaking session (this event will bring together the most promising companies, active in several Eco-innovation sectors, and "cleantech" investors in bilateral meetings)
  • Learn about the innovative technologies with performance claims verified by the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)
  • Discover the best performing eco-innovative companies showcasing their environmental and business accomplishments at the European Business Awards for the Environment Ceremony
  • Find out about successful eco-innovative projects funded under different EU funding programmes and financial instruments
  • Take part in site visits to eco-innovative companies who have successfully turned investments into circular business models

This event is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Estonia.