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Globalization of Technology TransferFrom Sunday 05 May 2013 to Friday 10 May 2013 - BeijingWednesday 8 May InnowaterGeneral presentation (20 minutes)INNOWATER: realising commericial potential of innovations in water-technologyINNOWATER is an innovation partnership that provides effective innovation supporttools and delivery mechanisms in the sustainable water and wastewater sector.The global water crisis is one of the most fundamental challenges the world will facein the 21st Century. Whilst large parts of Europe still have an abundant water supplythroughout most of the year, water scarcity, droughts, floods, ageing infrastructure,increasing energy demand and pollution are growing concerns in countries all overthe continent. Innovative technologies are being developed to address thesechallenges, but they face difficulties reaching the market, as innovation support forthe water sector is relatively underdeveloped in most countries.The INNOWATER partnership has been set up to address these challenges and tofacilitate innovative water technologies to reach the market. Innovation agencies,water associations, technology specialists, innovation experts and eco-innovativecluster organisations from Europe are working together in this partnership to developand provide new and better innovation support tools and delivery mechanisms forinnovative SMEs and first-users industries..The main aims of the INNOWATER partnership are the development and testing ofthe most promising methods and tools to facilitate technology and knowledgetransfer; the promotion of innovative water technologies with first-user SMEs; thedevelopment and testing of first-user tools in industry sectors facing water issues andthe pro-active involvement of key clusters and industry associations.At this moment INNOWATER is evaluating the first results of their integratedservices: effective business models and focused commercialisation strategies andINNOWATER water audits for water using industries that provide insight in innovationopportunities.


In this presentation, INNOWATER will share the lessons they learned in Europe andand share opportunities for collaboration between Chinese and Europeanorganisations.WorkshopIntroduction (plenary presentations/discussions)Potential of the agri-food industry to improve water use efficiency and waterquality challengesPerspectives and challenges in Europe and ChinaWhat steps could make China more competitive in terms of water technologyand innovation in the agri‐food sector?What role could innovation partnerships between Europe and China play andhow are effective partnership established?Innowater and Water Stewardship tools to support innovation and partnershipCafé meetingCafé meeting with "one to one speed dating meetings" with Innowater partners to:try the Innowater tools, identify key challenges, identify innovation potentials andidentify potential for partnering with European SME´s.

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