The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Veolia invite you to participate in our brand-new Planet.tech challenge. This is a great opportunity to enhance your cooperation with Veolia and co-create innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges related to the European Green Deal, the European Commission roadmap to make EU’s economy sustainable.



Apply and step up to the plate.

Applications are open until 19 April 2020 23:59 (CET). 


What’s Planet.tech?

The European Green Deal, and the major sustainability challenges it will tackle, ask for close collaboration across value chains. Concrete pilots between the best start-ups/scaleups and knowledgeable corporates are critical to demonstrate business solutions and de-risk major investments for scaling.

With the Planet.tech initiative, the EIC Business Acceleration Services offers the opportunity to enhance your cooperation with Veolia and jointly devise innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges in the field of sustainability. 


Selection procedure

Veolia will dedicate a team of experts to select the SME with the highest possibilities to develop a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) around the challenges proposed. 

On 3-4 June, the pre-selected EIC SME will meet online with high level corporate decision makers to present their solutions and establish one-to-one business discussions.  

After this initial meeting, Veolia will take a final decision regarding the development of a PoC or any other kind of pilot collaboration. Successful pilots will be invited to showcase their solution in a dedicated event in Brussels, Belgium in autumn 2020 (tbd).



Fuel consumption is an important source of greenhouse gas emission.  In order to reduce the CO2 footprint of Veolia’s fleet, several solutions are being implemented. 

With this objective, Veolia is notably looking at innovative systems that can engage, motivate or train drivers and fuel-powered machine operators to save fuel and become more energy efficient.

The call is open to any types of solutions (software, hardware, ...) and for all types of vehicle. 

Together with operators, the VIA by Veolia team will be looking in details to the submitted solutions, and if an opportunity to collaborate is identified,  a test in real condition will be proposed.


This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. Read our 2019 yearly wrap-up and our report on EIC Corporate Days to learn more about what we do and how we do it and check the EIC Community regularly. 

To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page

Should you have any questions regarding the event, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “Planet.tech Veolia” as the subject). 



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