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Event 2017 EIP Water Conference

6 key water innovation themes* will take centre stage at the 2017 EIP Water conference on September 27-28 in Porto:

1- Water and the Circular Economy – Closing the loops

Connecting Water, Energy, Carbon, Food, Nutrients, Materials…

How water security is driving multi-sector water governance

Water and agriculture, water in agriculture

The urban water cycle

Water and industry, water in industry

Enabling technologies: Quality monitoring, increasing water energy efficiency, decentralised systems, eco-technologies, digitalisation, resource reclamation.

 2- The Water Business – Markets, Opportunities and Employment

Giving water a value

Start-up acceleration and incubation

Connecting market needs with innovation

Featured market opportunities outside the EU:

  • India
  • China
  • Portuguese-speaking countries (Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe, and Timor-Leste)

3- Developing Water Innovation – How R&D centres, innovation hubs and accelerators help solve European water sector challenges

Supporting innovators to get off the ground

EIP Water test and demonstration sites

The Porto Innovation Hub and examples from other industries

Water research centre showcase

Winners of the prestigious Splash Innovation Awards

4- Innovations for implementing EU water legislation

Key challenges for implementing the Water Framework, Floods Directives and other European water policies

Innovative solutions from EIP Water, Horizon 2020 and Life projects

Barriers and best procedures for knowledge transfer

EIP Water demonstration sites

Using innovation to implementing EU water legislation in Portugal

5- Financing Innovation in Water Sector

Improving access to finance for startups and SMEs

Economic policy instruments for water management

Fostering public sector innovation

Financial support mechanisms for European companies in export markets

Innovative PPP models


6- Social Engagement, Driving Innovation and Governance – towards a market-driven approach

Bottom-up and top-down approaches to demand-driven innovation

Community and multi-stakeholder consultation mechanisms

Strengthening stakeholder participation

Co-designing actionable research through Communities of Practice

Water-user engagement programmes from utilities and municipalities

Register  here 

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Event type Conference
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Source portowaterinnovationweek
Geographical coverage Portugal,
Organizer EIP
Target audience Euro
Period [27/09/2017 - 28/05/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH