ENERO 20th Anniversary  Seminar and Workshop


Boosting and securing eco-innovations through new partnerships


Thursday 29th of March 2012

University Foundation,

Rue d'Egmont/Egmontstratt 11, Brussels


The purpose of the event:

To bring together key players and stakeholders in European Eco-innovation into a reflection on research organisations' role in producing sustainable innovations to the global market, and the linkages between environmental research and innovation.

Looking behind the current need in the market and discuss the multiple forms of partnerships for efficient integration of knowledge generation and transfer for sustainable social and technological innovation.

To develop a shared understanding of all aspects of research as a driver of sustainable innovation, how to overcome barriers in speeding up science based innovations' time to market


Presentations download area at the bottom of this page.




8:45 – 9:15

Morning coffee


9:15 – 9:30

Welcome-ENERO's 20th Birthday and workshop


ENERO President : Ronald  ALBERS(Research Manager Climate, Air and Sustainability, TNO)

9:30 – 10:00

Opening speech = Future challenges for European Eco-innovations


Timo MAKELA, Director for International Affairs, Life&Eco-Innovation, DG Environment


10:00 – 10:30

Framework for sustainable and responsible innovation


Manuela SOARES, Director of the Environment Progamme, DG Research & Innovation





MORNING SESSION: Eco-Innovations through Research-Industry Partnership

(Chair: Ronald ALBERS, Research Manager Climate, Air and Sustainability, TNO)


10:50 – 11:20

Case #1 Water efficiency  R &  D: Kemira partnering within the SWEET Center of Water Efficiency Excellence : Innovation chain, from research to market : VTT  & KEMIRA presentations

VTT (Kari LARJAVA, Executive Vice President)  + KEMIRA (Heidi FAGERHOLM, Executive Vice President)

11:20 - 11:50

Case #2= Water purification  : Partnership, open innovation


TECNALIA (Pablo BENGURIA, Head  of the Nanowater group at the Environmental Unit) + OXITAL (Sheila VARGAS, Head of the R&D Department)

11:50 – 12:20

Case #3 Biobased Chemical Industry  : Joint Industry programming : TNO & VNCI presentations


TNO (Arij van BERKEL, Director Chemical Industry) + VNCI-Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (Nelo EMERENCIA, Manager Education and Innovation)

12:20 – 13:00

Round Table = Drivers and Barriers for Eco-Innovations


Subjects/Questions:      Synergies between regional, national and European levels

Alain QUEVREUX, Head of theEuropean Affairs DivisionANRT* (moderator),

Commission (2), Case 1, Case 2, Case 3 contributors, EP Member

13:00 – 14:00



*ANRT:Association Nationale de la Recherche et Technologie (Paris)



AFTERNOON SESSION: Supporting and Securing Eco-Innovation

(Chair: Ignacio CALLEJA, Director of International Development/Environment Unit, TECNALIA)


14:00 -14:30

Eco-innovation program towards 2020


Beatriz YORDI, Head of the Eco-Innovation Programme, EACI**

represented by Marie-Christine VAN WUNNIK

14:30 – 14:50

Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)


Pierre HENRY, DG Environment

14:50 – 15:10

SPIRE/Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) on resource efficiency

Ed D'HOOGHE, Resources Efficiency Partnership (REP)

15:10 – 15:30



15:30 – 15:50

Securing the innovation through voluntary certification. Case: Batteries for electric vehicles



Business Development Director

15:50 – 16:30

Round Table: Are Standards, certificates and ETV schemes real catalysts for access to their Markets by all Industrials Actors.

Folker FRANZ, Industrial Affairs DirectorBusinessEurope*** (moderator)

CEN, DG Environment, EACI, INERIS, IVL(Uwe Fortkamp)

16:30 – 16:40

Concluding remarks


**EACI:External Agency for Competitiveness & Innovation, European Commission

***BusinessEurope: The Confederation of European Business (Brussels)


Presentations dowload area

0-ENERO workshop 2012 - welcome.pdf Download
1-Future challenges for European Eco-innovations-Speaking points Timo MAKELA.pdf Download
2-Framework for sustainable and responsible innovation-M Soares.pdf Download
3-Case 1-Water efficiency-SWEET-KEMIRA.pdf Download
3-Case 1-Water efficiency-SWEET-VTT.pdf Download
4-Case 2-Water purification-aquaNAN Project-TECNALIA-OXITAL.pdf Download
5-Case 3-Biobased Economy-VNCI.pdf Download
5b-Case 3-Green chemical industry TNO.pdf Download
6-The Eco-innovation programme towatrds 2020-EACI.pdf Download
7-Environmental Technologies Verifications-EC-ETV.pdf Download
8-Sustainable Process Industry-SPIRE.pdf Download
9-Securing innovation through voluntary certification-INERIS.pdf Download

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