Through the Eco-innovation funding scheme, the EU supports innovative products, services and technologies that can make a better use of our natural resources and reduce Europe’s ecological footprint. With its objective to bridge the gap between research and the market, CIP Eco-innovation contributes to the implementation of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP). There is nearly € 200 million available to fund Eco-innovation projects between 2008 and 2013. Some 40 projects around Europe are in the pipeline to receive the first funds under the 2008 call. Since April 16, 2009 the call 2009 is open. Deadline is September 10, 2009. Infodays are scheduled in London on April 30, Prague on  May 7-8 and Turin May 11.