Support of the European Innovation Partnership on Water

Support of the European Innovation Partnership on Water

The European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) is an initiative within the EU 2020 Innovation Union. The EIP Water facilitates the development of innovative solutions to address major European and global water challenges. At the same time, the EIP Water supports the creation of market opportunities for these innovations, both inside and outside of Europe. A consortium led since 2014 by Fresh-Thoughts Consulting GmbH is in charge to provide support services as the EIP Water Secretariat. The EIP Water Secretariat was established by DG Environment of the European Commission to support the kick-off and ensure high impact and good performance of the European Innovation Partnership on Water. This requires the organisation of events (5 conferences – 2013 Brussels with 370 participants, 2014 in Barcelona with over 400 participants, 2016 in Leeuwarden with almost 600 participants, 2017 in Porto with over 1.000 participants and 2019 in Zaragoza with 750 participants – and 14 stakeholder meetings – incl. Steering Group and Task Force meetings), the maintenance and upgrade of the EIP Water Online Marketplace, communications activities and the preparation of documents and other support work to stimulate innovation, e.g. via EIP Water Action Groups, or specific work on barriers and bottlenecks to innovation in the water sector. In addition, the EIP Water Secretariat supported the activities of the India-EU Water Partnership and the China-Europe Water Platform

Related Events

1st Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP on Water
Kick-off meeting of the Task Force for the EIP on Water
2nd Meeting of the Task Force for the EIP on Water
2nd Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP on Water
3rd Meeting of the Task Force for the EIP on Water
3rd Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP on Water
4th Meeting of the Task Force for the EIP Water
EIP Water Annual Conference 2013
4th Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP Water
5th Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP Water
5th Meeting of the Task Force for the EIP Water
EIP Water Conference 2014
6th Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP Water
7th Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP Water
EIP Water Conference 2016
8th Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP Water
9th Meeting of the Steering Group for the EIP Water
EIP Water Conference 2017 – Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities
EU Water Innovation Conference 2019
Workshop: Reducing water pollution from pharmaceuticals

start:

2012-08-08

end:

2020-12-31

client:

European Commission, DG Environment

geographic scope:

EU-28, China, India, Global

project-manager

Guido Schmidt