Three generic technologies pave the way
Research and development of new technologies form the backbone of eco-innovation. Three important generic technologies are in the spotlight:
These technologies hold promising potentials within the field of eco-innovation, but they need to be further developed, tested and shaped into specific, usable and safe solutions. The sections on technologies outline the potentials and ongoing initiatives in these areas.
Several research councils are involved in the process of identifying and prioritising potential areas of technological eco-innovation. New research societies, networks and platforms are being established. A key concept in this context is partnerships and the formation of these between private business, public research and educational institutes and regulatory authorities. The sections on councils introduces the strategies, agenda and priorities of the main councils on research and innovation.