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FUTURE TRENDS OF SYSTEM ECO-INNOVATIONS 2030

Dear respondent,


The Eco-Innovation Observatory (EIO) is a 3-year initiative financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment. The Observatory is developing an integrated information source and a series of analyses on eco-innovation trends and markets, targeting business, innovation service providers, policy makers as well as researchers and analysts. The EIO directly informs two major EU initiatives: the Eco-Innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) and Europe INNOVA.

The Eco-Innovation Observatory would like to invite you to share your views on the role of eco-innovation in the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon Europe and would like to consult eco-innovation community. Your insights will be used in the upcoming EIO reports, including our final flagship annual publication. The survey has only three questions and is entirely anonymous.

The particular focus of the questionnaire is system innovation. EIO defines system eco-innovation as series of connected changes improving or creating novel functional systems that reduce the use of natural resources and decreases the release of harmful substances across the whole life-cycle. For example system eco-innovation related to a house would mean introducing an integrated design improving or changing various elements of the house at the same time in such a way that the sum of individual changes creates synergy and results in a better performance of the entire house. It is not about just insulating windows or just using better heating system: it is about innovating the design of an entire house to improve its functionality.

Please note that this on-line survey allows you to view report of the basic analysis of all the previous answers. Click the “view report” tab in the upper left corner. Return to the questionnaire by clicking the “query” tab in the upper left corner. Once you click the save button at the end of this questionnaire, you can no longer alter your responses, but you can still view report of all the responses given so far to the questionnaire.


Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to your input!


The EIO Project team

For further information about our project and for contact information see: http://www.eco-innovation.eu/

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SECTION 1. FUTURE RADICAL AND SYSTEM ECO-INNOVATIONS

1. ECO-INNOVATIONS FOR SYSTEMIC TRANSITION TO THE RESOURCE-EFFICIENT SOCIETY

Which of the following eco-innovations are most likely to lead to a systemic transition to the resource-efficient society and economy?

Select a value from 1 to 5, where 1 = unlikely, 2 = rather unlikely, 3 = neither likely nor unlikely, 4 = likely and 5 = very likely to lead to a systemic transition

TYPES OF ECO-INNOVATION LIKELIHOOD
Novel eco-innovative products, including new materials 12345
Novel eco-innovative processes, including resource-efficient manufacturing 12345
New models of delivering services to customers: product sharing, functional sales and other business models 12345
Novel sustainable mobility systems 12345
Novel urban design and infrastructure construction (green cities) 12345
Novel industrial models, including industrial symbiosis and other closed-loop systems (C2C etc) 12345
Other? 12345
Other? 12345
Other? 12345

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2. ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FIELDS

According to the European Commission, key enabling technologies are to enable the development of new goods and services and the restructuring of industrial processes needed to modernise EU industry and secure the research, development and innovation base in Europe.

In your view, how relevant are the following enabling technologies for future and emerging system eco-innovation?


Please rate the relevance of technology fields 1-5, where 1 = irrelevant, 2 = rather irrelevant, 3 = neither relevant nor irrelevant, 4 = relevant and 5 = highly relevant.

TECHNOLOGY FIELD RELEVANCY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

"Information and communication technology (ICT) forms the technological foundation of our information and knowledge society. It permeates all aspects of our lives and plays an important role in the provision of essential public services, such as healthcare, efficient use of resources and protection of the environment." (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research 2007)
12345

NANOTECHNOLOGY

"Nanotechnology is an umbrella term that covers the design, characterisation, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at nanometre scale. Nanotechnology holds the promise of leading to the development of smart nano and micro devices and systems and to radical breakthroughs in vital fields such as healthcare, energy, environment and manufacturing" (EC 2009; EC 2009)
12345

MICRO-AND NANOELECTRONICS, INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTORS

"Micro- and nanoelectronics deal with semiconductor components and highly miniaturised electronic subsystems and their integration in larger products and systems. Micro- and nanoelectronics, including semiconductors, are essential for all goods and services which need intelligent control in sectors as diverse as automotive and transportation, aeronautics and space. Smart industrial control systems permit more efficient management of electricity generation, storage, transport and consumption through intelligent electrical grids and devices" (EC 2009; EC 2009)
12345

ADVANCED MATERIALS

"Advanced materials offer major improvements in a wide variety of different fields, e.g. in aerospace, transport, building and health care. They facilitate recycling, lowering the carbon footprint and energy demand as well as limiting the need for raw materials that are scarce in Europe" (EC 2009)
12345

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

"Advanced manufacturing systems denote the range of hightechnologies involved in manufacturing, leading to improvements in terms of new product properties, production speed, cost, energy and materials consumption, operating precision, waste and pollution management." (EC 2009)
12345

BIOTECHNOLOGY

"Biotechnology brings cleaner and sustainable process alternatives for industrial and agri-food operations. It will for example allow the progressive replacement of non-renewable materials currently used in various industries with renewable resources, however the scope of applications is just at the beginning" (EC 2009)
12345

PHOTONICS

"Photonics is a multidisciplinary domain dealing with light, encompassing its generation, detection and management. Among other things it provides the technological basis for the economical conversion of sunlight to electricity which is important for the production of renewable energy, and a variety of electronic components and equipment such as photodiodes, LEDs and lasers." (EC 2009)
12345

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SECTION 2. POLICIES FOR SYSTEM ECO-INNOVATION


Which of the following policy measures should governments use to foster system eco-innovation?

Please select 5 measures that should be given the highest priority.


GROUP OF POLICY MEASURES TYPE OF POLICY MEASURE
Equity / business support Venture capital funds
Public guarantee funds
Support for R&D in public sector and industry R&D funding
Collaborative grants
R&D infrastructure
Fiscal measures Tax incentives for R&D and start-ups
Tax incentives for R&D personnel
Education, training and mobility Tailored training courses for companies, entrepreneurs
Advise/consulting for start ups, companies, entrepreneurs
Placement schemes for students
Support for R&D workers recruitments
Promoting networks and partnerships Competence centres, clusters, science-technology parks
Technology platforms and innovation networks
Foresight and common vision building
Market intelligence and other forms of information sharing
Regulations and standards Regulations, targets, cap & trade schemes
Performance standards, labelling, certification
Public procurement “Green“ public procurement of goods and services
R&D procurement
Pre-commercial procurement
Technology Transfer Advisory support for technology adopters
Financial or fiscal support for technology adopters (e.g. grants for purchasing new technology)
Support of private demand Tax incentives for consumers (e.g. for purchasing environmentally efficient products)
Tax reductions for products and services (e.g. VAT reductions)
Demand subsidies (e.g. eco-vouchers, consumer subsidies)
Awareness raising and information provision


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RESPONDENT BACKGROUND INFORMATION

I represent:

a) Small and medium sized company (less than 250 employees)
b) Big company
c) NGO
d) Public administration
e) Research

Other?

I am from

Other?

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The Eco-Innovation Observatory is supported by:

FUTURE TRENDS OF SYSTEM ECO-INNOVATIONS 2030

Dear respondent,


The Eco-Innovation Observatory (EIO) is a 3-year initiative financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment. The Observatory is developing an integrated information source and a series of analyses on eco-innovation trends and markets, targeting business, innovation service providers, policy makers as well as researchers and analysts. The EIO directly informs two major EU initiatives: the Eco-Innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) and Europe INNOVA.

The Eco-Innovation Observatory would like to invite you to share your views on the role of eco-innovation in the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon Europe and would like to consult eco-innovation community. Your insights will be used in the upcoming EIO reports, including our final flagship annual publication. The survey has only three questions and is entirely anonymous.

The particular focus of the questionnaire is system innovation. EIO defines system eco-innovation as series of connected changes improving or creating novel functional systems that reduce the use of natural resources and decreases the release of harmful substances across the whole life-cycle. For example system eco-innovation related to a house would mean introducing an integrated design improving or changing various elements of the house at the same time in such a way that the sum of individual changes creates synergy and results in a better performance of the entire house. It is not about just insulating windows or just using better heating system: it is about innovating the design of an entire house to improve its functionality.

Please note that this on-line survey allows you to view report of the basic analysis of all the previous answers. Click the “view report” tab in the upper left corner. Return to the questionnaire by clicking the “query” tab in the upper left corner. Once you click the save button at the end of this questionnaire, you can no longer alter your responses, but you can still view report of all the responses given so far to the questionnaire.


Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to your input!


The EIO Project team

For further information about our project and for contact information see: http://www.eco-innovation.eu/

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SECTION 1. FUTURE RADICAL AND SYSTEM ECO-INNOVATIONS

1. ECO-INNOVATIONS FOR SYSTEMIC TRANSITION TO THE RESOURCE-EFFICIENT SOCIETY

Which of the following eco-innovations are most likely to lead to a systemic transition to the resource-efficient society and economy?

Select a value from 1 to 5, where 1 = unlikely, 2 = rather unlikely, 3 = neither likely nor unlikely, 4 = likely and 5 = very likely to lead to a systemic transition

TYPES OF ECO-INNOVATION LIKELIHOOD
Novel eco-innovative products, including new materials
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=72, A=3.44, M=3.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00
Novel eco-innovative processes, including resource-efficient manufacturing
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=72, A=3.64, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00
New models of delivering services to customers: product sharing, functional sales and other business models
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.59, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=5.00
Novel sustainable mobility systems
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.44, M=3.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00
Novel urban design and infrastructure construction (green cities)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.62, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00
Novel industrial models, including industrial symbiosis and other closed-loop systems (C2C etc)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=70, A=3.63, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=5.00
Other?
  • Social eco-innovations (including new models of ownership)
  • novel food productio/products
  • eco-innovation visions
  • eco-innovative packaging
  • completely different lifestyle
  • Less consumption
  • alternative, non-consumptive, ways to meet needs
  • System models that are linked to bevioural aspirations
  • Low prices
  • Policy innovations and a transition in economic thinking
  • Highly Material efficient designs - but coupled with resource efficient manufacture
  • Move away from current economic growth model.
  • Increased value-chain management/co-operation
  • new energy ressouerces
  • New rual design
  • electronic industry
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  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=33, A=3.73, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=5.00
Other?
  • regulation
  • Less of everything
  • Social change towards less consumption
  • Energy security
  • Changing the relative prices in the market economy
  • genomics
  • Connecting rual and urban sphere
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  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=23, A=3.52, M=4.00, Q1=2.50, Q3=4.00
Other?
  • systemic pressures like oil and material scarcity
  • Legal obligations
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  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=20, A=3.15, M=3.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=3.25

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2. ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FIELDS

According to the European Commission, key enabling technologies are to enable the development of new goods and services and the restructuring of industrial processes needed to modernise EU industry and secure the research, development and innovation base in Europe.

In your view, how relevant are the following enabling technologies for future and emerging system eco-innovation?


Please rate the relevance of technology fields 1-5, where 1 = irrelevant, 2 = rather irrelevant, 3 = neither relevant nor irrelevant, 4 = relevant and 5 = highly relevant.

TECHNOLOGY FIELD RELEVANCY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

"Information and communication technology (ICT) forms the technological foundation of our information and knowledge society. It permeates all aspects of our lives and plays an important role in the provision of essential public services, such as healthcare, efficient use of resources and protection of the environment." (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research 2007)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.39, M=3.00, Q1=2.50, Q3=4.00

NANOTECHNOLOGY

"Nanotechnology is an umbrella term that covers the design, characterisation, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at nanometre scale. Nanotechnology holds the promise of leading to the development of smart nano and micro devices and systems and to radical breakthroughs in vital fields such as healthcare, energy, environment and manufacturing" (EC 2009; EC 2009)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.44, M=3.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00

MICRO-AND NANOELECTRONICS, INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTORS

"Micro- and nanoelectronics deal with semiconductor components and highly miniaturised electronic subsystems and their integration in larger products and systems. Micro- and nanoelectronics, including semiconductors, are essential for all goods and services which need intelligent control in sectors as diverse as automotive and transportation, aeronautics and space. Smart industrial control systems permit more efficient management of electricity generation, storage, transport and consumption through intelligent electrical grids and devices" (EC 2009; EC 2009)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.45, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00

ADVANCED MATERIALS

"Advanced materials offer major improvements in a wide variety of different fields, e.g. in aerospace, transport, building and health care. They facilitate recycling, lowering the carbon footprint and energy demand as well as limiting the need for raw materials that are scarce in Europe" (EC 2009)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.68, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

"Advanced manufacturing systems denote the range of hightechnologies involved in manufacturing, leading to improvements in terms of new product properties, production speed, cost, energy and materials consumption, operating precision, waste and pollution management." (EC 2009)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=70, A=3.71, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00

BIOTECHNOLOGY

"Biotechnology brings cleaner and sustainable process alternatives for industrial and agri-food operations. It will for example allow the progressive replacement of non-renewable materials currently used in various industries with renewable resources, however the scope of applications is just at the beginning" (EC 2009)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.70, M=4.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00

PHOTONICS

"Photonics is a multidisciplinary domain dealing with light, encompassing its generation, detection and management. Among other things it provides the technological basis for the economical conversion of sunlight to electricity which is important for the production of renewable energy, and a variety of electronic components and equipment such as photodiodes, LEDs and lasers." (EC 2009)
  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 5 = 5
n=71, A=3.39, M=3.00, Q1=3.00, Q3=4.00

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SECTION 2. POLICIES FOR SYSTEM ECO-INNOVATION


Which of the following policy measures should governments use to foster system eco-innovation?

Please select 5 measures that should be given the highest priority.


GROUP OF POLICY MEASURES TYPE OF POLICY MEASURE
Equity / business support
  • 1 = Venture capital funds
  • 2 = Public guarantee funds
n=37, A=1.54, M=2.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=2.00
Support for R&D in public sector and industry
  • 1 = R&D funding
  • 2 = Collaborative grants
  • 3 = R&D infrastructure
n=55, A=1.82, M=2.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=2.50
Fiscal measures
  • 1 = Tax incentives for R&D and start-ups
  • 2 = Tax incentives for R&D personnel
n=33, A=1.21, M=1.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=1.00
Education, training and mobility
  • 1 = Tailored training courses for companies, entrepreneurs
  • 2 = Advise/consulting for start ups, companies, entrepreneurs
  • 3 = Placement schemes for students
  • 4 = Support for R&D workers recruitments
n=45, A=2.42, M=2.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=3.00
Promoting networks and partnerships
  • 1 = Competence centres, clusters, science-technology parks
  • 2 = Technology platforms and innovation networks
  • 3 = Foresight and common vision building
  • 4 = Market intelligence and other forms of information sharing
n=53, A=2.13, M=2.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=3.00
Regulations and standards
  • 1 = Regulations, targets, cap & trade schemes
  • 2 = Performance standards, labelling, certification
n=33, A=1.45, M=1.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=2.00
Public procurement
  • 1 = “Green“ public procurement of goods and services
  • 2 = R&D procurement
  • 3 = Pre-commercial procurement
n=44, A=1.68, M=1.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=2.25
Technology Transfer
  • 1 = Advisory support for technology adopters
  • 2 = Financial or fiscal support for technology adopters (e.g. grants for purchasing new technology)
n=24, A=1.71, M=2.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=2.00
Support of private demand
  • 1 = Tax incentives for consumers (e.g. for purchasing environmentally efficient products)
  • 2 = Tax reductions for products and services (e.g. VAT reductions)
  • 3 = Demand subsidies (e.g. eco-vouchers, consumer subsidies)
  • 4 = Awareness raising and information provision
n=63, A=2.22, M=2.00, Q1=1.00, Q3=3.00


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RESPONDENT BACKGROUND INFORMATION

I represent:

  • 1 = a) Small and medium sized company (less than 250 employees)
  • 2 = b) Big company
  • 3 = c) NGO
  • 4 = d) Public administration
  • 5 = e) Research
n=72, A=3.25, M=4.00, Q1=2.00, Q3=5.00

Other?

  • master student
  • e) research
  • academia
  • Academia
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I am from

  • 1 = CHOOSE EU-27 COUNTRY
  • 2 = Austria
  • 3 = Belgium
  • 4 = Bulgaria
  • 5 = Cyprus
  • 6 = Czech Republic
  • 7 = Denmark
  • 8 = Estonia
  • 9 = Finland
  • 10 = France
  • 11 = Germany
  • 12 = Greece
  • 13 = Hungary
  • 14 = Ireland
  • 15 = Italy
  • 16 = Latvia
  • 17 = Lithuania
  • 18 = Luxembourg
  • 19 = Malta
  • 20 = Netherlands
  • 21 = Poland
  • 22 = Portugal
  • 23 = Romania
  • 24 = Slovakia
  • 25 = Slovenia
  • 26 = Spain
  • 27 = Sweden
  • 28 = United Kingdom
n=73, A=15.27, M=14.00, Q1=9.00, Q3=26.00

Other?

  • Eco-Innovera
  • George Fletcher
  • Zimbabwe
  • Norway
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The Eco-Innovation Observatory is supported by: