Water Europe’s objective is to enable research and innovation in the water sector and related industries in Europe with a focus on implementing the Water-Smart Society. For this purpose, we implemented the following key services areas, each supported by a dedicated annual event:
The WE Advocacy Programme – Water Innovation Europe (WIE) raises the awareness of the value of water for our society and economy, making sure that all the right financial, regulatory, governmental, and informational drivers are put in place, advocating for the proper inclusion of the water-related topic in European funding programmes.
The WE Collaboration Programme – Water Knowledge Europe (WKE) allows our members to network, exchange knowledge and experiences, and to collaborate along the water value chain to address challenges, develop and implement new solutions, and shape successful project consortia.
The WE Market Programme – Water Market Europe (WME) enables our members to bring their research results and innovative solutions to the market in Europe and beyond.
Water Innovation Europe
With over 200 participants from all around Europe in every edition, Water Europe annual conference ‘Water Innovation Europe’ has grown to become the landmark event of the European water sector every summer. The event brings together all the aspects of the sector: scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, large water users, European and national/ regional policy makers and finance experts. Water Innovation Europe offers an open platform for information gathering and networking among the most influential stakeholders from within and beyond the water sector.
Shaping Europe’s Water Future: Top-notch speakers of the water sector offering new perspectives and insights;
Connecting and Collaborating: Network, debate and discuss with EU-level decision makers and leading actors and companies from across the whole water value chain;
Raising Your Profile and Visibility: Showcase your work and be part of the discussions in front of a targeted pan-European audience;
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Learn about new technologies, innovations and projects that will allow you to get the vibe of the current and future market trends and how you can take advantage of them;
Supporting A Water Mission in FP9: Debate with EU-level decision makers and strategic stakeholders to advocate for the Water mission.
Water Knowledge Europe
Water Knowledge Europe is the specialized brokerage event created by Water Europe (WE) to expand your network and create new partnerships for the upcoming water-related calls in Horizon 2020. Combining expertise and brainpower, the first session of Water Knowledge Europe will feature a range of EU officials and experts who are going to present the new European Funding Calls, sharing their insights with you and providing guidance for the successful preparation of project consortia. This will facilitate the setup of project consortia to and develop new project ideas at an international level. Participants have the opportunity to present their project ideas and discuss about them with potential partners in face-to-face meetings.
Sharing insights and guidance for the successful preparation of project consortia, coming from a wide range of EU officials and experts;
Bringing new technologies and ideas to light by getting to see what major innovative solutions the leading actors of the water sector are putting forward;
Learning the latest trends and getting inspiration for leading-edge technologies;
Opportunity to pick the right partner for building project consortiums through face-to-face B2B meetings.
Water Market Europe
Water Market Europe is the event cycle that Water Europe (WE) has set up to create a unique innovation and business environment, where state of the art water knowledge and research results can meet with market actors within and outside the water sector to create value and new business opportunities.
With a new theme every year, Water Market Europe’s main edition is hosted in spring, but smaller editions of WME called Water Market Europe Roadshow are being organized during the whole year, back to back to water-related conferences, trade fairs and conventions.
Offering specialized insights on the water market scenario;
Supporting water innovative solutions to reach the market;
Creating new business opportunities;
Combining best-fitting solutions to water management challenges and the needs for investments, enhancing this way the stakeholder network.
Water Project Europe
Water Project Europe is a series of events of Water Europe made to learn from and build on the experience of innovating projects working on converging topics.
Foster collaboration and synergies between EU-funded projects.
Develop strategies for the market outreach of the projects’ outcomes.
Extract and valorise components useful to policy building.