Call for innovative startups, scaleups and SMEs working for Water Scarcity across Europe
EIT Food, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing are looking for 40 solution providers to participate in the Cross-KIC initiative “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe”
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
EIT Food together with Climate KIC, Digital and Manufacturing KICs, Athena RC, Bioazul and TuDelft , are leading a multiannual and multidisciplinary programme designed to alleviate water scarcity in Southern Europe. We work together considering water scarcity as a thematic field from agrifood to manufacturing.
The main objective of the programme is to ease the transition to a water saving economy across Southern Europe and to contribute, in the long run, to reduce Europe’s water consumption, wastage and pollution. This is achieved by targeting different stakeholders, from policy makers to business, industry leaders and citizens through different actions.
ARE YOU A STARTUP, A SCALEUP OR SME WITH AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR IMPROVED WATER MANAGEMENT OR REDUCED WATER CONSUMPTION?
The EIT – through the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) – is launching this call for startups, scaleups and SMEs with the target of supporting innovators to reach the market with innovative solutions tackling water scarcity in Southern Europe. This call is framed within in InnoWise Scale activities of the Water Scarcity Project. The InnoWise Scale activities have been designed to enable agile water management in different sectors, optimise and match water supply and demand, and foster climate change readiness while fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, especially in the Mediterranean region, namely Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta Portugal and Spain.
Forty applications will be selected to participate in the InnoWise Scale activities, which includes:
- Market-oriented trainings and 3-months mentoring period,
- Networking sessions with potential end-users
- Sectoral competitions, with the possibility to implement a demo site at the end of the period with potential end-users based in Southern European countries.
The InnoWise Scale activities provide a unique opportunity, tailored to the real needs of specific sectors (through problem holders’ participation). These market-oriented activities are intended to foster the market launch of advanced water-related technologies.
Apply if you are a start-up, scale-up or SME that gives a solutions for one of these sectoral challenges:
- Water management in the manufacturing industries
- Water management in the food and beverage industry
- Water management in the agricultural sector
- Water management in water utilities and large infrastructures