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European Innovation Partnership on Water. Durk Krol Director WssTP. Water, a key sector. Huge market: 400 – 500 Billion € turnover / year worldwide (drinking and waste water ) Considerable assets: > 3.5 Million Km water distribution pipes > 2.5 Million Km waste water sewers

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European Innovation Partnership on Water

Durk Krol

Director WssTP


Water, a key sector

  • Huge market:400 – 500 Billion € turnover /year worldwide(drinking and waste water)

  • Considerable assets:> 3.5 Million Km water distribution pipes> 2.5 Million Km waste water sewers

  • Large social impact:> 600,000 direct jobs in Europe

  • EU annual Investment:€10,5 Bn for water and wastewater equipment for industrial markets€33 Bn invested in water infrastructures

  • SMEs:9.000 SMEs, 136.000 employees


Whyan EIP Water?


EU added value

BOTTLENECKS & INNOVATION BARRIERS

Research

Market

application

Technology

development

Export

ETPs

MS

...

JPI Water

MS

Climate KIC

EcoAP

MS

EIP on Water

Problem oriented and demand driven innovation


No new instrument…

… but:

Building on existing programmes/platforms

European

JPI’s, EIP’s, Financingmechanisms

ET(i)Ps

National/Regional

Regionalnetworks

National Water Partnerships

etc


Principles


How?

Transversal themes

Priorities: Strategic Implementation Plan


Output of the EIP

  • 2013 - Web-based Market Place

  • 2015 - Identifying and breaking down barriers to innovation

  • 2020 – Solutions to 10 major water challenges

    • Innovation Sites – demonstration projects

    • Dissemination strategies


The EIP on Water is NO new funding instrument – but:

Mobilize various existing EU funding mechanisms

FP7 – call 2013 work programme Environment theme – under negotiation

Horizon 2020

Structural and cohesion funds

LIFE

Leverage with National / regional / private funding


Governance


Membership governance bodies

  • High Level Steering Group

    • +/- 30 persons

    • Representing stakeholder groupsandgeographicalbalance

    • Appointed in personal capacity, byCommissioner

  • Task Force

    • +/- 60 persons

    • Representing stakeholder groupsandgeographicalbalance

    • Appointedby High Level Steering Group

  • Work package networks

    • Anyinterestedandinvolved actor

    • Declaration of commitment


Indicative timeline

  • Establishment High Level Steering Group and Kick off - 4 September 2012

  • Start drafting Strategic Implementation Plan by Task Force - September ‘12

  • Adoption Strategic Implementation Plan - Dec ’12

  • (Operational EIP Water / Calls - Jan ’13)


ETP cooperation

  • WssTP and Suschem collaboration :

    • Synergies of both the Chemical and Water sectors.

    • To improve the industry competitiveness by shortening the time to market engaging the value chain.

    • To contribute in the communication and dissemination of the Research and Innovation results, to facilitate a wider and faster implementation in and out Europe.


Thank you for your attention!

Questions?

More information – EIP on Water website:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/innovationpartnership/index_en.htm


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