Eco-Innovation activities in key countries beyond Europe
You can read more about Eco Innovations beyond Europe in the report "Eco-Innovation activities in key countries beyond Europe". There are interesting conclusions and recommenadtions about which countries and programs are interesting partners and 4 good practices have been identified.
Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D), India
Keeping in view the energy shortage in the country, there is a need to tap biomass resources and to set up decentralised biogas based energy infrastructure in the country at the potential sites where biomass is available. This program provides good and successful examples in rural areas: new technologies are easy to handle and accepted by rural people.
Top Runner Program (Agency for Natural Resources and Energy), Japan
Top Runner Programme has been very effective in the promotion of energy efficiency and manufacturers highly support the programme (OECD Environment Working Papers). The energy efficiency improvement gains exceeded initial expectations.
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Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), USA
The program approach is unique and has proved to be very efficient, based in an organisation that operates at the intersection of fundamental and applied clean energy research aimed at solving key clean technology challenges. Its highrisk/high-reward bets has created new industries and yielded economy-wide returns on initial investment.
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), USA
The program is multi-stakeholder, plural-sector and a good example of public-private cooperation trough many different modalities in the scope of growth creation. The program has proven very successful as an incubator modality to increase private sector commercialization of innovations.