International project INTERREG EUROPE has started
CREA Hydro & Energy has joined the newest water management project. Seven regions and nine partners have joined the iWATERMAP project from the INTERREG EUROPE program. Cluster CREA is representing the Southern Moravia region.
The project wants to improve innovation policies for enhancing the critical mass development
of innovation ecosystems in the water technology sector.
- Seven regions from NL, LV, PT, ES, EL, RO and CZ are involved;
- One of its main outputs will be preparation of roadmaps for reaching the critical mass in ecosystem innovation in the sector;
- The project is funded by Interreg Europe and runs from 2018 to 2023
The Project has selected the water technology sector as a focus area. The importance of the
sector lies in its ability to help to address societal challenges related to water resource
management - water scarcity, efficiency, use in other industrial sectors, resource recovery
from waste water and waste water treatment etc. The sector has a large potential for
generating innovative products and services which can be exported, thus also contributing to
the creation of growth and jobs in the region.