MEI is a project for the European Commission funded by DG Research (Call FP6-2005-SSP-5A, Area B, 1.6, Task 1). MEI stands for Measuring Eco-Innovation.
Specifically, MEI offers a conceptual clarification of eco-innovation (developing a typology) based on an understanding of innovation dynamics. It will identify and discuss the main methodological challenges in developing indicators and statistics on eco-innovation and how these may be overcome.
Challenges for eco-innovation measurement to be investigated are
- The ongoing nature (changing characteristics) of an eco-innovation
- The novelty and importance of an innovation
- Possibilities for combining different innovation measures (input indicators and output indicators, direct and indirect measures)