WG 4: Research and Innovation

Frederik Looten, De Watergroep
Diego Macchiella, Viveracqua
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General Objectives
The WG aims to facilitate the creation of research partnerships among members with a view to tackling common technological needs.
The WG fosters the creation of relationships with the broader innovation community (universities, research centres, technology providers, etc) also in the framework of national and international funding programmes for Research and Innovation.
Finally, the ambition of the WG is to contribute to the EU innovation policy for the water sector.


  • Contribution to the EIP Action Group “Finnowater”
  • Contribution to the FP7 funded project “WaterPiPP” on innovative public procurements

Ongoing activities
Realisation of a report on R&I state of art in the public water sector (excellences and challenges).