Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP) is a free, neutral, and open, business & policy platform for industrial energy efficiency.
At its core is the idea that energy efficiency is more than technology, and that market growth can be accelerated through information and best practice exchange. In practice, EEIP network members are coming from organisations of all sizes (from SMEs to multinationals), all industrial sectors (e.g. users, technology and services providers, finance, IT, consultancies, policy) and covering both, the supply and demand side.
Launched at the European Commission in April 2011, EEIP is the first B2PTM ('Business-to-Policy') organisation. Set up as a not-for-profit in order to facilitate open and inclusive dialogue within industry and between industry and EU policy-makers, EEIP is financed by its supporting partners, marketing services (EnergyPages, global B2B content marketing platform for SMEs and start-ups in energy efficiency market), and externally-funded projects.
The key to EEIPs success are our neutrality and our innovative "Go-Where-People-Are" approach (or how Coca-Cola would call it: "in arms length"). Set-up as a decentralized platform, everybody can connect to EEIP wherever and however they want: from website to social media, from newsletter to magazines, from conferences to webinars. Currently (Jan 2015), EEIP is passing 100.000 network members.
EEIP uses communications, engagement and 'best practice' exchange to enable industry and policy to achieve higher energy efficiency and sustainable manufacturing, while, at the same time, enhancing competitiveness for industries - in other words - improving the functioning of energy efficiency markets.