Durk Krol: The water EIP opportunity

Report
European Innovation Partnership
on Water
Durk Krol
Director WssTP
Water, a key sector
• Huge market:
400 – 500 Billion € turnover /year worldwide
(drinking and waste water)
• Considerable assets:
> 3.5 Million Km water distribution pipes
> 2.5 Million Km waste water sewers
• Large social impact:
> 600,000 direct jobs in Europe
• EU annual Investment:
€10,5 Bn for water and wastewater equipment
for industrial markets
€33 Bn invested in water infrastructures
• SMEs:
9.000 SMEs, 136.000 employees
Why an EIP Water?
EU added value
BOTTLENECKS & INNOVATION BARRIERS
Research
JPI Water
MS
…
Technology
development
ETPs
MS
...
Market
application
Export
Climate KIC
EcoAP
MS
EIP on Water
Problem oriented and demand driven innovation
No new instrument…
… but:
Building on existing programmes/platforms
• European
•
– JPI’s, EIP’s, Financing mechanisms
– ET(i)Ps
National/Regional
– Regional networks
– National Water Partnerships
– etc
Principles
How?
Transversal themes
Priorities: Strategic Implementation Plan
Output of the EIP
• 2013 - Web-based Market Place
• 2015 - Identifying and breaking down barriers to
•
innovation
2020 – Solutions to 10 major water challenges
 Innovation Sites – demonstration projects
 Dissemination strategies
The EIP on Water is NO new funding instrument – but:
•
•
Mobilize various existing EU funding mechanisms
– FP7 – call 2013 work programme Environment theme – under
negotiation
– Horizon 2020
– Structural and cohesion funds
– LIFE
Leverage with National / regional / private funding
Governance
Membership governance
bodies
•
•
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High Level Steering Group
– +/- 30 persons
– Representing stakeholder groups and geographical balance
– Appointed in personal capacity, by Commissioner
Task Force
– +/- 60 persons
– Representing stakeholder groups and geographical balance
– Appointed by High Level Steering Group
Work package networks
– Any interested and involved actor
– Declaration of commitment
Indicative timeline
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Establishment High Level Steering Group and Kick off - 4
September 2012
Start drafting Strategic Implementation Plan by Task Force September ‘12
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Adoption Strategic Implementation Plan - Dec ’12
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(Operational EIP Water / Calls - Jan ’13)
ETP cooperation
• WssTP and Suschem collaboration :
– Synergies of both the Chemical and Water
sectors.
– To improve the industry competitiveness by
shortening the time to market engaging the
value chain.
– To contribute in the communication and
dissemination of the Research and Innovation
results, to facilitate a wider and faster
implementation in and out Europe.
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Thank you for your attention!
Questions?
More information – EIP on Water website:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/innovationpartnership/index_en.htm

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