MIP - Innovation in Environmental and Energy Technology
The Environmental & Energy Technology Innovation Platform (MIP) was founded in 2005 by the Flemish Government and is based on a cooperation between the Flemish policy domains Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) and Environment, Nature and Energy (LNE). In this MIP structure all relevant innovation actors from businesses, research institutes and government administrations are involved. MIP incentives to invest in new products, processes and services that reduce the environmental impact. As a result MIP aims at closing material and process cycles according to the 'Cradle to Cradle’ philosophy and the development of new technologies for smart energy supply. With this MIP supports the transition to a new economy in which consumption and economical growth can be decoupled from the ecological impact on our earth.
MIP2 starts with the first experiments
With the launch of MIP2 in September 2009, the second call for MIP projects, the Flemish Government has challenged companies and research institutions to develop sustainable technologies, products and services.
The call resulted in 8 eligible project proposals within programme 1 (research and development projects) and 15 within programme 2 (feasibility studies). From the total of 23 eligible project proposals, 13 projects were approved for realization. In total, the Executive Board of VITO gave the green light for 3,7 million euro of support. This on top of the 3,9 million euro that the companies themselves will bring in. With these 13 approved experiments MIP will endeavour to establish a number of experiments which will set Flanders on the path to a much needed sustainable economy.
Here you can find an overview of the ongoing projects within the framework of MIP2.