Five new water eco-innovation projects – the first ones funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme – kicked off with a meeting in Brussels.
The projects were selected among 26 proposals submitted for the first Horizon 2020 call for proposals on water innovation (WATER-4a-2014). Collectively, they receive an EU contribution of about EUR 5.46 million for coordinating and supporting actions between programs and countries to harness EU water innovation.
For the official launch of the new projects EASME organised a Water Eco-innovation meeting on 26 February 2015 where the new beneficiaries met up with coordinators of previous projects funded under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, ICT Water Cluster and FP7-Inno-Demo Water calls.
The meeting helped participants to identify synergies among new and old projects as well as between the projects and current political initiatives so as to maximize the projects' impact.
For more information, please read the Report on the Kick-off & Network meeting ''Harnessing EU Water Research and Innovation''.
Current funding opportunities
A new call for proposals on water innovation is currently open. Deadline for submission of proposals is 21 April 2015, 17pm (Brussels time).
Picture: Kick-off meeting for new Horizon 2020 water projects on 26 February 2015. © EASME.