Programme for Eco-innovation - Danish priorities in 2012

Publiceret 03-07-2012

The Danish Minister for the Environment Mrs. Ida Auken has decided on the focus areas for the Danish Government’s Ecoinnovation activities in 2012.

The Danish Minister for the Environment Mrs. Ida Auken has decided on the focus areas for the Danish Government’s Ecoinnovation activities in 2012.

Increasing pressure on natural resources, environmental challenges and the economic crisis create a demand for new and more effective environmental solutions – a demand that a number of Danish enterprises have good possibilities to transform into new green technologies, new jobs and more export.

A new programme for promoting Eco-innovation, “MUDP - Miljøteknologisk Udviklings- og Demonstrations Program”, is established to support the Danish enterprises to develop new eco-efficient solutions to meet the Danish as well as the global environmental challenges.


The new programme focus on e.g.:

  • Strategic partnerships,
  • International cooperation and export with focus on BRIC-countries,
  • Support for development, test and (small-scale) demonstration of eco-efficient technology, and
  • Establishment of full scale solutions to prove the full potential of new solutions and new combinations of solutions.

The main topics in 2012 will be:

  • Water and climate mitigation
  • Resources and waste
  • Air pollution and noise
  • Chemicals
  • Industrial enterprises


Read the 2012 priorities (PDF, in Danish)

Read the press release (in Danish)

Environmental technologies

Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the held of cleaning, more environmentally friendly products and production processes, more efficient energy and ressource management as well as technological systems that reduce the environmental impact.

Examples include e.g. technology flue gas cleaning, wind turbines, water treatment, enzymes for animal feed and washing powder, biofuel production, energy-efficient pumps and substitution of chemicals with more environmentally friendly solutions.