European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water

2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

Summary: 2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Presentation from Robert Schroder(European Commission)

Published: 2014

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Pages: 10

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The European Commission has initiated the European Innovation Partnership to facilitate the development of innovative solutions to deal with water challenges; create market opportunities and demand for such innovations; and support the implementation of EU water policy with innovative solutions. The EIP Water is a bottom-up, stakeholder driven initiative, seeking the active participation from water and innovation actors from all over Europe and beyond. The EIP Water does not have direct funding, but is linked to the existing European funding mechanisms, such as Horizon 2020. A Water Innovation focus area in Challenge 5 of H2020 is directly linked to the EIP water and provides funding opportunities for demonstration projects and other water innovation activities. A new work programme of Challenge 5 for 2016-2017 is under development, with some of the outlines of the approach being presented at the conference.