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Water Alliance
Stichting Water Alliance

Netherlands: Friesland
Bart Volkers
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Overview

About us

The Water Alliance is a unique partnership of public and private companies, government agencies and knowledge institutes involved in water technology in the Netherlands. The Water Alliance focuses on innovative and sustainable water technology that can be used worldwide. It brings together a complete chain of innovation for water technology, from first idea, research & development, specialised laboratories, a water application centre, various demosites, launching customers to international applications with commercial companies. Indeed from knowledge to business.

Established - 31 December 2009
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Vocational training
  • Mentoring
  • entrepeneurship

Cluster composition

  • 108
    Cluster Members
  • 85
    SME's
  • 6
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 15
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Dutch English German
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Hein Molenkamp
Cluster Manager
Pieter de Jong
Internationalisation Responsible
Stefan Bergsma
Project Manager
Matthijs Plijnaar
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C10 Manufacture of food products - Manufacturing:C13 Manufacture of textiles - Manufacturing:C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Circular Plastics Ecosystems:Agri-food
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Physical or chemical processes or apparatus in general - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Treatment of water, waste water, sewage, or sludge - E\: Fixed constructions:Water supply; sewerage
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Blue renewable energy - Social innovation:Social innovation with regard to environmental issues - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable land & water use

Services

Support services provided

Access to the European Internal Market
Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)

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 services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Vocational training - Mentoring - Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG EIT KICs LIFE

Name & description

Project name

Water Smart Territories

EU Techbridge

WaterStart

Water Test Network

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)​

Value-Added Innovation in Food Chains (VIDA)

Iwatermap

Aquaconnect

ERRIN

Water4all

EnOLL

WSTTP /Water Europe

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Singapore
United States
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Israel

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Denmark
France
Germany
Spain
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

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

International support activites

Promotional Activities

Further information

- Incoming and outgoing mission

- Matchmaking (technology and commercial cooperation between SMEs)

- Business cases with industries and SMes

- Brockerage events

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
Energy in Water

United Kingdom

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 16.08.2021
Virtual Belgian-Dutch webinar watertechnology 16 September
News Published: 21.05.2021
Virtual German-Dutch matchmaking Watertechnology
News Published: 03.10.2019
Kick-off S3 platform Water Smart Territories

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