Green Innovation Programme

The Green Innovation Programme (GIP) supports research and development in technologies, processes or business operations which help mitigating climate change, promoting a circular economy and reducing pollution.


The EU-12 countries

The GIP is active in the twelve EU Member States that are also EBRD Countries of Operations:


Innovation support

We offer assistance to innovation-oriented companies who are existing EBRD clients or who are committed to obtaining financing from the Bank. We usually offer support in two steps:

  • Development of innovation plans

  • Implementation of innovation plans or of specific activities such as: prototyping or testing new products, materials or processes, intellectual property rights consulting, advanced design services, environmental exploration, other.

Assistance is usually carried out by EBRD-commissioned external experts. Companies can also be reimbursed for pre-agreed innovation-related expenses on external advisory services hired independently or with existing internal staff.


Examples of activity areas

  • Low-carbon buildings and materials

  • Green transport, green logistics

  • Circular economy business models

  • Bio-based agriculture

  • Low-carbon manufacturing

  • Advanced MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification)

  • Carbon and other air pollution management

  • Renewable energy, energy storage

  • IT solutions for urban services

  • Others


Building business links

Companies that benefit from GIF support are also sponsored to travel to Taipei to establish links with Taiwanese counterparts active in similar innovative sectors.



The GIP is supported by the TaiwanBusiness EBRD Cooperation Fund.