With over 150 attendees, the joint WssTP-ERRIN H2020 Brokerage & WG event concluded last week in Brussels! The annual WssTP-ERRIN members’ only event was held on 26th and 27th of November at Lombardy Region delegation office.
The first day of the event was dedicated to Horizon 2020, having as an aim to facilitate networking between our members for collaborative projects, as well as to foster the creation of consortia for the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls and other EU funding opportunities.
Panos Balabanis from the DG RTD of the European Commission, Anna Casagrande from the National Contact Points and Eric Vos from Water Campus Leeuwarden participated in the first sesssion of the event, giving their own perspective on the lessons and experiences learnt from the 2014 calls. In her role as evaluator, Violeta Kuzmickaite, WssTP Science & Policy Manager also presented guidelines and tips on ‘How to make your project proposal successful’. An ETP cooperation session was organised with our partner European Technology Platforms SUSCHEM, Food for Life ETP, and Textile ETP that represent industrial sectors for which water is a key concern.
Being the centre of attention, our members had the opportunity to present their project ideas at the second session of the event and proceed to more in-depth discsussions with other interested participants at the matchmaking session that followed.
The first day ended with a networking dinner, where all participants met and exchanged ideas on the topics presented during the event.
On 27th of November, Pascal Dauthuille, chair of the WssTP iTAB (Innovation & Technology Advisory Board) opened the 2nd day of the event, highlighting the importance of WssTP working groups for the functioning and implementation of WssTP strategy.
All Working Groups’ leaders presented a progress report with their recent activities and discussed about their future plans. WssTP Working Groups remain open and they can be joined by any WssTP member representative and WssTP strategic partner.
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