CircInWater answers the need to support the European industry to be greener, more digital and more resilient, tackling the water challenges of consumption and pollution and contributing to Europe’s economic sovereignty. The overall concept of the project is, therefore, to accelerate the triple transitions by supporting SMEs to develop and implement water-smart solutions as part of their transition pathways.
CircInWater will accelerate the transformation of the industries with the highest water footprint by (i) acting as an innovation booster for SMEs offering water-smart solutions (ii) providing intelligence on the challenges, needs and market opportunities (iii) connecting end-users with water-smart solution providers while fostering the synergies across value chains to develop strong interlinkages (iv) strengthening capacity building of SMEs (v) boosting access to global supply and value chains and (vi) promoting and disseminating the water-smart innovations widely.
CircInWater will bring a comprehensive support package to SMEs by delivering a joint portfolio of re-skilling and skilling services, helping them to address international markets and offering financial support to maximise their innovation and resilience capacities. To materialise this support, CircInWater will provide financial support to SMEs working on developing water-smart solutions through a funding scheme which is organised into three different vouchers: Innovation voucher, knowledge voucher, and internationalisation voucher.