Water Efficiency in European Urban Areas -- WE@EU

WE@EU is based on the ambition to create an open European platform for EU excellence in water efficiency in urban water management. This European platform will enable the participating clusters and regions to bring together knowledge and innovation potential by collaborating and mutually learning in a trans-national basis. This will enable to generate an innovation friendly ecosystem where academia and business will work together, in coordination with regional authorities and other stakeholders, transforming knowledge into innovative products, services and skills in the water efficiency sector. This partnership will thus enable to strength regional capacities, which can unlock business opportunities among the participating region and stimulate investments in R&D&I. The regional research-driven clusters and regions will share and exchange their ‘best practices’ by learning from their respective regional research agendas. This will enable to develop a true knowledge-driven partnership which will contribute to overcome the fragmentation of the knowledge economy in Europe and beyond towards the enlargement and consolidation of the European Research Area. Moreover, the eco-innovative approach of WE@EU not only enables to boost innovation as a measure to increase competitiveness, generate new skills and reduce pressures on the environment, but also contributes to the implementation of “Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe”.
The achievement of the WE@EU’s overall goal will be driven by a number of specific objectives:

  1. Fostering high-level trans-national cooperation and integration between research-driven clusters as well as mutual learning between regional actors.
  2. Improving links and integration between regional authorities, legal entities conducting research and the regional business community.
  3. Developing and implementing joint action plans at the European level to increase regional economic competitiveness.
  4. Supporting the internationalization of the regional research-driven clusters.
  5. Disseminating knowledge and raising public awareness.
  6. Mentoring regions with a less developed research profile.
Project reference: 320007
Programme acronym: FP7-REGIONS
Subprogramme area: REGIONS-2012-2013-1
Contract type: Coordination (or networking) actions
EU contribution: EUR 2 070 688 
Contact info: info@weateu.eu  

May 18th 2016 was the date that WE@EU project celebrated the final dissemination event and international dialogue. Over 70 delegates participated in this meeting that gather together representatives f ...
WE@EU main deliverable, the Joint Action plan, will be launched at most of WE@EU Regions  this month - March 2016 (Aragon in Spain, East of England* in the UK, Provence Alpe ...
The FP7 Water Efficiency in European Urban Areas (WE@EU ) project invites you to the ‘International cooperation and regional clusters: innovation in water efficiency’ event on Wednesday 18th May ...
The full-day event (May 18th 2016, 09.00 - 17:30) will see representatives from different regions present the main results of the 3 year project, through a ‘Cluster Showcase’, ‘Panel Discussion’ ...
WE@EU consortium has prepared an edit version to disseminate the content and scope of WE@EU Joint Action plan, the document that represents the roadmap for innovation based in regional clusters & ...
Next February 10th takes place the EIP on Water Conference in Leewarden (The Netherlands). WE@EU will be represented in the conference in the exhibition area. We will share with the attendants the lat ...
WATEC, the referent water technology exhibition and conference hosted by WATECH in Tel Aviv, took place in October 13-15th this year. The Eastern Galilee Water cluster, supported by three organisation ...
Water Connect 2015 is a free one day conference and matchmaking opportunity following on from the success of Water Connect 2011, which will enable organisations to identify collaborative opportunities ...
Malta Water Week is a leading Mediterranean water event featuring a number of activities centred around innovation in water-management solutions and technology, novel financing ideas i ...
This networking event will take place in Barcelona, November the 6th in the afternoon, as a back to back meeting of the EIP on Water Conference in Barcelona. More information and Registration in the p ...