The EIO will provide an integrated information source on eco-innovation for policy makers, innovation service providers and enterprises, especially SMEs. It is part of the EU initiative "Europe Innova" and is to support the Lead Market Initiative (LMI), ETAP and the EEA's Environmental Technology Atlas. The EIO elaborates data based analyses and scenarios supported by a pervasive definition of eco-innovation - with a focus on increasing resource productivity. It is also intended to indentify new lead markets by means of analysing markets, obstacles and innovation systems.
More specifically, the EIO will:
The Wuppertal Institute is responsible for the annual report and intensively participating in the data analyses and the design of scoreboards.