Stichting Water Alliance

Netherlands: Friesland
Roman Gijzen

Overview

Profile:
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About us

Stimulating economic growth by accelerating innovative and sustainable water technology solutions.

Development of the European Water Technology Hub, with its physical core at WaterCampus Leeuwarden

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 107
    Cluster Members
  • 85
    SME's
  • 15
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Recent achievement 2016

During the Leeuwarden International Waterweek, with a.o. EIP Water Conference and Conference on Cities & Water, Water Alliance supported the promotion actions, The WaterTech Experience Tour with participants from Singapore, Mexico, France, The USA, Denmark, Kenya, Ireland en Malta: Water Alliance also organised the Water Match. More than 40 parties from 11 countries took part in Water Match 2016 on 9 February. Businesses, knowledge institutions and government authorities, all looking for opportunities for international cooperation, contacted one another in Leeuwarden by means of short one-on-one conversations.

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Management team

Hein Molenkamp
Cluster Manager
Pieter de Jong
Internationalisation Responsible
Roman Gijzen
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries

Key members

Profile name Location
wetsus

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

Water Alliance supports Dutch watertechnology SMEs in export, internationalisation and transnational technology cooperation by participating in brockerage events, creating the Holland Innovation & Inspiration Hotspot,organising international business cases.

Furthermore, watertechnology SMEs are invited to use the WaterCampus Innovative Ecosystem to accelerate their product development. The WaterCampus Innovative Ecosystem offers testsides and demosites to develop, test and validate innovative watertechnology solution form field test to pilot plant. WaterCampus partners offer services regarding knowledge, applied and research. Professsionals and students can be connected to the experiments. Next, international enterprises and SMEs are invited to open their Dutch or European office at the WaterCampus Leeuwarden, the physical hotsport for European Water  Technology. Water Alliance gives international enterprises and SMEs a soft landing in the European water technology hotspot.

Water Alliance cooperates with other clusterorganisations in The Northern Netherland, the Northern Development Agency and granting institutes. Therefor Water Alliance is able to support SMEs in their questions for funding and grant-instruments. Next to that, The waterCampus Business Challenge is a yearly event where innovative startups are being coached in growing their business; funding is one of the main subjects in this Challenge.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME

Name & description

H2020: E.E.N.-North partner, aiming at watertechnology SMEs

H2020: EnW-partner aiming at supporting SMEs in Water & Energy Nexus

Project name

EnW-Nexus

Enterprise Europe Netwok North-Netherlands

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Singapore
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Denmark
France
Germany
Iceland
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

- Incoming and outgoing mission

- Matchmaking (technology and commercial cooperation between SMEs)

- Business cases with industries and SMes

- Brockerage events

Upcoming events

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