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France Water Team (FWT)

France: Occitania
Oriane Marchal

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About us

France Water Team (FWT) is the national water competitiveness cluster promoting the emergence of collaborative R&D projects developing major innovations for water and aquatic environments. It has been awarded as “Competitiveness Cluster” (“Pôle de Compétitivité”) of the Water Sector by the French Ministry of Economy in February 2019.

France Water Team forms an innovation ecosystem of almost 500 members, including about 400 companies of all sizes and various specialties and 60 research and training institutions in permanent interaction.

France Water Team aims at proposing solutions addressing the main challenges of the water sector: Digitalisation, Circular economy, Energy transition, Ecological transition, Climate change adaptation and Biodiversity. The markets targeted are divided into 5 main priorities:

  • Water & city and territory,
  • Water & Industry,
  • Water & Agri-agrofood,
  • Water & Natural environment,
  • Water & Well-being, leisure and health.

The 2019-2022 roadmap of FWT is built on two main axes: (i) supporting SME’s development and (ii) fostering innovation, through the launch of major structuring projects on water quality and resources management.

FWT is federating the three territorial water clusters: AQUA-VALLEY, DREAM Eau & Milieux and HYDREOS.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 3
    Cluster Members
  • 0
    SME's
  • 0
    Large Companies
  • 0
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 3
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

BERTRAND Francis
Cluster Manager
MARCHAL Oriane
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E36 Water collection, treatment and supply - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E37 Sewerage - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Technology fields
E\: Fixed constructions:Water supply; sewerage - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks and low energy computing - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Advanced materials - Nature & biodiversity:Biodiversity - Nature & biodiversity:Nature preservation - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable land & water use - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Provision and facilitation of access to training for members - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Support of knowledge sharing - Collecting needs from company members

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Marketing/ branding - Funding - EU project development

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Senegal
Tunisia
Uganda
Viet Nam

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Belgium
Finland
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc. - Other

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 26.02.2021
Launch of the "Club international" of France Water Team
News Achievements Published: 19.02.2021
The WINNing Days, a first WINNing action from the collaboration between France Water Team, ZINNAE and Water Alliance