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Energy in Water
ESCP-4i Status: 
Preparation Phase - Strand1
Start of Partnership: 
Previous initiatives: 
ESCP Pilots 2013: 
Main Achievements Document: 
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
Number of SMEs involved
Targeted third countries
United States


  1. To foster partnership building and high-level trans-national cooperation and coordination between cross-sectoral research-driven clusters and member SMEs as well as mutual learning between regional actors;
  2. To identify common trans-national thematic priorities at the water-energy Nexus and conduct a complementarity, compatibility and readiness check of participating entities to produce an integrated view of the Nexus and a Europe-wide hub for innovation;
  3. To identify market trends, competing clusters and relative positioning of partnership clusters and regions and elements that could improve the coordination and cooperation of the partnership regions and SMEs;
  4. To develop and implement a solutions-need analysis and common strategies and solutions at the European level to increase visibility of SMEs in the international market and to boost economic competitiveness;
  5. To launch initiatives to support the creation of international networks with the objective of improving coordination and cooperation in the project domain, identifying new opportunities for RD&I projects and partnerships, as well as services that could support the delivery of these new innovation initiatives;
  6. To disseminate knowledge and information about the ESCP and the project, promoting its own brand in water-energy Nexus products and services.
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology Fields: 
PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENTEnvironmentEnvironmental Engineering / Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Sustainable innovationEco-innovations
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Partnership other activities: 

Online Energy-Water SME database - Energy-Water SME database will be developed showing where (and when) ‘energy-water’ interactions and market opportunities will emerge, it will be populated with information from cluster and regional entities. Clusters and SMEs outside of the ESCP will also be invited to upload their details to the database, it will be launched in July 2016.

SWOT analysis - A cross-regional comparative and SWOT analysis will be developed from the results of the online Energy-Water SME database and will be launched in March 2017.

Market screening - A continually updated wiki-style library of Solutions Needs Analysis will be developed and shared online via the ESCP website in March 2017.

International trade mission - An international trade mission to a strategic THIRD country will be arranged on behalf of the ESCP in June 2017.

Challenge response workshops - Interactive workshops designed to scope potential challenges at the water-energy Nexus and co-create solutions with the involvement of SMEs, universities etc. will be hosted in July 2016 and December 2016.

International dialogue and business brokerage event - This event will international dialogue and cooperative activities for the responsible development and use of emerging technologies across the Energy-Water Nexus. Invited experts will gain up-to-date and topical insight and practical examples of challenges and opportunities, it will be hosted in October 2017.

International cooperation agreements - International cooperation agreement signed by all members of the ESCP and a strategic THIRD country.

Online Energy-Water SME database - Min. 175 unique entities surveyed and registered on project website (visible on online conceptual model)

SWOT analysis - 1 cross-regional comparative analysis

Market screening - 4 Solutions Needs Analysis reports addressing different thematic priorities and geographies

International trade mission - 1 international trade mission (with at least 10 meetings with organisations in selected THIRD countries.

Challenge response workshops - 2 interactive challenge response workshops (with at least 15 attendees), each addressing 3 identified water-energy Nexus challenges and producing co-creation solutions.

International dialogue and business brokerage event - 1 end-project event with dedicated business network event (at least 100 attendees).

International cooperation agreements - Min. 2 signed international cooperation agreements

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
United States

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
WaterCampus Leeuwarden Environmental Services, Water Transportation

Drinking Water, Industrial Water Treatment

Energy production & distribution:Power generation / renewable sources, Water supply, sewerage, waste management & remediation activitiesSewerage

Environmental Industries
Netherlands Friesland (NL) 200 130
Stichting Water Alliance Environmental Services, Food Processing and Manufacturing

Industrial Water Treatment, Municipal Water Treatment

Manufacturing & IndustryBiotechnology, Water supply, sewerage, waste management & remediation activitiesWaste collection, treatment&disposal activities, materials recovery & remediation activities

Blue Growth Industries, Digital Industries
Netherlands Friesland (NL) 107 85
ZINNAE Environmental Services, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Industrial Water Treatment, Municipal Water Treatment

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Information service activities, Sustainable innovationSustainable agriculture

Environmental Industries
Spain Aragón 38 16
CD2E Business Services, Construction Products and Services

Clean Production / Green Technologies, Environmental Engineering / Technology

Sustainable innovationEco-innovations, Sustainable innovationResource efficiency

Environmental Industries
France Nord - Pas-de-Calais 150 100
The Water Cluster (Anglia Ruskin University and Opportunity Peterborough) Environmental Services

Hydrology, Water in Buildings

Sustainable innovationResource efficiency, Sustainable innovationSustainable land & water use

Environmental Industries
United Kingdom East Anglia 78 51
Éa éco-entreprises Environmental Services

Clean Production / Green Technologies, Environmental Engineering / Technology

Sustainable innovationEco-innovations, Sustainable innovationWaste management

Blue Growth Industries, Environmental Industries
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 155 134
AVAESEN Electric Power Generation and Transmission, Environmental Services

Energy management, Photovoltaics

Digital AgendaCleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids), Energy production & distribution:Power generation / renewable sources

Environmental Industries
Spain Comunidad Valenciana 129 110
CLEAN Environmental Services

Energy management, Recycling, Recovery

Sustainable innovationResource efficiency, Sustainable innovationWaste management

Environmental Industries, Mobility Technologies
Denmark Hovedstaden 166 96