INNEON Final Event at the European Parliament | INNEON Network for Eco-Innovation Investment

INNEON Final Event at the European Parliament

Accelerating the Commercialisation of Eco-Innovation in Europe‘s Regions
A dinner debate, hosted by MEP Pablo Zalba Bidegain
European Parliament. Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels - Members’ Salon
31 May 2016

Read the INNEON Dinner Debate Press release.

INNEON, the European Network for Eco-Innovation Investment, presented its achievements and future perspectives during a dinner debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on the evening of 31 May 2016.

During the dinner, entrepreneurs and investors (Business Angels, Venture Capital Funds and Corporate investors) from the INNEON network shared their experience with the network and debate about obstacles and solutions to accelerate the commercialisation of eco-innovation. The potential of eco-innovation for Europe and its regions were then discussed by representatives from EURADA and the European Commission, DG Environment.

Speakers included:

  • Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General of DG Environment, European Commission
  • Christian Saublens, Former Director of EURADA - European Association of Development Agencies
  • Joost Waeterloos, Technology Scouting Leader Europe, Dow Chemical (Belgium)
  • Rolf Nagel, Founding Member, Munich Venture Partners (Germany)
  • Andrew Aldridge, Board Member, Green Angel Syndicate (United Kingdom)
  • William Janssen, CEO Desolenator (United Kingdom)

INNEON aims to extend access to public and private funding sources available for eco-innovative young companies in Europe, offering bespoke coaching support to a select cohort of entrepreneurs and providing a unique forum dedicated to the interaction between relevant investors and innovators.

The event, hosted by MEP Pablo Zalba Bidegain, helped to launch the network into its next phase.


Have a look at the Final Agenda!

INNEON Dinner Debate was an Official Partner Event of the Green Week 2016.

European Commission

This Project has received funding from the European Union