FinnoWater (AG013)

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FinnoWater (AG013)

FINNOWATER - Innovative financial instruments and mechanisms to support public and private sector in water innovation. The FINNOWATER Action Group intends to explore, develop and implement new approaches to increase financial flows in the water (and water-related) sector, particularly by incentivizing public innovation (Pre-Commercial Procurement PCP, and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions PPI) of new technologies and services as well as other innovative financial tools and mechanisms.

 

The FINNOWATER Action Group will be primarily focused on the Initial Action 3:”Frameworks and instruments to stimulate public sector innovation in the priority areas identified by the EIP, based on a review of public procurement best practices in relevant sectors of industry in Europe and other OECD countries” of the Financing for Innovation priority within the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) of the EIP on Water.

The overall objective of FINNOWATER is to identify, to analyze and to give recommendations on innovative tools to remove the barriers that hamper the existing demand and offer cycle for a wide range of water technologies and services as identified by the priorities of work of the EIP on Water, as well as the conditions (legal, financial, procedural, institutional, etc.) which may spur this market process. This analysis will be also carried out in the light of legislative developments at EU level and most notably with regard to the result of the ongoing negotiation on the proposal for an EU Directive on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors.

The expected result from the FINNOWATER Action Group is to become a consolidated platform which can give advice to policy-makers, water (and other water-related sectors) technologies and services developers and companies (including SMEs) and end-users on how to promote and benefit from innovation-oriented procurement as well as other innovative financial tools and mechanisms.

Main activities of FINNOWATER will include:

- Mapping and analysis of the existing legal, technical, procedural and institutional framework as well as models and mechanisms of innovative procurement initiatives, including experiences of best practices in Europe and other OECD countries;

- Analysis of characteristics of developers and companies (including SMEs) of water technologies and water services as well as bottlenecks and barriers (particularly financial ones) that they face in the innovation activity;

- Identification of needs, barriers, constraints and requirements for implementation of innovative procurement initiatives in the water sector to ensure their effective implementation to shorten the time to market ;

- Development of policy recommendations, guidelines and tools for implementation of effective innovationoriented procurement initiatives (including trans-national procurement) in the water sector in Europe, as well as a roll-out agenda for further implementation and sustainability of those initiatives.

- Definition and implementation of an effective and well-targeted communication and dissemination strategy (including common knowledge exchange and training activities) in the form of a consolidated platform addressed to policy-makers, water technologies and water services developers and companies (including SMEs), operators and end-users on how to promote and benefit from innovation-oriented public procurements, taking into consideration existing platforms and related projects and initiatives in order to find synergies and build cooperation frameworks. This platform will be linked up to the web-based market place as envisaged by the EIP SIP.

 

Involved organisation include:

ERRIN Network: Leader;

Red Aragon 7PM (Network/University of Zaragoza), WETSUS (Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Research), VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland) ,Stichting Deltares, FEUGA (Fundacion Empresa Universidad Gallega), R+i Alliance-SUEZ ENVIRONEMENT, Regione Puglia (Deparment for Environment, Water Resources and Public Works), Central Denmark Region, Government of the Region of Valencia (Directorate General on Water), Development Agency of the Region of Murcia, CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development), Abengoa Water, Acciona Agua S.A.U., Aqua Publica Europea, ZINNAE, EUREKA AQUEAU, OIEAU (Office Internacional de l’Eau), Paragon Europe.

A senior specialist in cleantech finance and...

Agricultural engineer. Working in EU Office of...

Marisa Fernández is the Cluster Manager of...

I am one of the Coordinators of ERRIN Network...

I hold a double master degree both in economics...

General Administrator of the EIP System, which...

Currently working as a International Liaison...

Gilles Neveu, Director for Innovation and...

Almudena Justo-Martínez: European Projects Office...

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25th September 2015

Benefit from and share experience in consultation regarding public procurement for innovation in the water sector

7th July 2014

Members of the FinnoWater Action Group are invited to join the next meeting at Thursday 10th July (10-13:00), hosted in the Valencia EU Office in Brussels. Please find the final agenda and practical information in the “documents” section of this FinnoWater page (only visible to logged-in members...

17th April 2014

Dear FINNOWATER AG members and partners,

Please find here attached all presentations and materials available after our FINNOWATER meeting in Brussels (2nd April 2014)

- EC Robert SCHRODER – European Commission – DG ENV – New 16 Action...

17th March 2014

The FINNOWATER Action Group, part of the EIP on Water of the European Commission, and coordinated by ERRIN, has launched a questionnaire for stakeholders in the water sector to fill in.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify the financial barriers to innovation in the water...

5th February 2014

Opportunities for SMEs under Horizon 2020: "Horizon 2020 Is Open for Business"
An Interactive Information Event
March 3 (9:30 to 1:15pm), Brussels, Belgium

 

Your chance to discover the SME support toolbox under Horizon 2020 and to learn how to make...

26th January 2014

ERRIN-WssTP - FINNOWATER AG: Opportunities for water-related SMEs 

 

On Friday the 24th of January 2014, ERRIN and WssTP organised an InfoDay totally dedicated to opportunities

for SMEs active in the Water Sector and in EcoInnovation.

...

Profile

FinnoWater (AG013)

FINNOWATER - Innovative financial instruments and mechanisms to support public and private sector in water innovation. The FINNOWATER Action Group intends to explore, develop and implement new approaches to increase financial flows in the water (and water-related) sector, particularly by incentivizing public innovation (Pre-Commercial Procurement PCP, and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions PPI) of new technologies and services as well as other innovative financial tools and mechanisms.

 

The FINNOWATER Action Group will be primarily focused on the Initial Action 3:”Frameworks and instruments to stimulate public sector innovation in the priority areas identified by the EIP, based on a review of public procurement best practices in relevant sectors of industry in Europe and other OECD countries” of the Financing for Innovation priority within the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) of the EIP on Water.

The overall objective of FINNOWATER is to identify, to analyze and to give recommendations on innovative tools to remove the barriers that hamper the existing demand and offer cycle for a wide range of water technologies and services as identified by the priorities of work of the EIP on Water, as well as the conditions (legal, financial, procedural, institutional, etc.) which may spur this market process. This analysis will be also carried out in the light of legislative developments at EU level and most notably with regard to the result of the ongoing negotiation on the proposal for an EU Directive on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors.

The expected result from the FINNOWATER Action Group is to become a consolidated platform which can give advice to policy-makers, water (and other water-related sectors) technologies and services developers and companies (including SMEs) and end-users on how to promote and benefit from innovation-oriented procurement as well as other innovative financial tools and mechanisms.

Main activities of FINNOWATER will include:

- Mapping and analysis of the existing legal, technical, procedural and institutional framework as well as models and mechanisms of innovative procurement initiatives, including experiences of best practices in Europe and other OECD countries;

- Analysis of characteristics of developers and companies (including SMEs) of water technologies and water services as well as bottlenecks and barriers (particularly financial ones) that they face in the innovation activity;

- Identification of needs, barriers, constraints and requirements for implementation of innovative procurement initiatives in the water sector to ensure their effective implementation to shorten the time to market ;

- Development of policy recommendations, guidelines and tools for implementation of effective innovationoriented procurement initiatives (including trans-national procurement) in the water sector in Europe, as well as a roll-out agenda for further implementation and sustainability of those initiatives.

- Definition and implementation of an effective and well-targeted communication and dissemination strategy (including common knowledge exchange and training activities) in the form of a consolidated platform addressed to policy-makers, water technologies and water services developers and companies (including SMEs), operators and end-users on how to promote and benefit from innovation-oriented public procurements, taking into consideration existing platforms and related projects and initiatives in order to find synergies and build cooperation frameworks. This platform will be linked up to the web-based market place as envisaged by the EIP SIP.

 

Involved organisation include:

ERRIN Network: Leader;

Red Aragon 7PM (Network/University of Zaragoza), WETSUS (Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Research), VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland) ,Stichting Deltares, FEUGA (Fundacion Empresa Universidad Gallega), R+i Alliance-SUEZ ENVIRONEMENT, Regione Puglia (Deparment for Environment, Water Resources and Public Works), Central Denmark Region, Government of the Region of Valencia (Directorate General on Water), Development Agency of the Region of Murcia, CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development), Abengoa Water, Acciona Agua S.A.U., Aqua Publica Europea, ZINNAE, EUREKA AQUEAU, OIEAU (Office Internacional de l’Eau), Paragon Europe.

Members

A senior specialist in cleantech finance and...

Agricultural engineer. Working in EU Office of...

Marisa Fernández is the Cluster Manager of...

I am one of the Coordinators of ERRIN Network...

I hold a double master degree both in economics...

General Administrator of the EIP System, which...

Currently working as a International Liaison...

Gilles Neveu, Director for Innovation and...

Almudena Justo-Martínez: European Projects Office...

Pages

News

25th September 2015

Benefit from and share experience in consultation regarding public procurement for innovation in the water sector

7th July 2014

Members of the FinnoWater Action Group are invited to join the next meeting at Thursday 10th July (10-13:00), hosted in the Valencia EU Office in Brussels. Please find the final agenda and practical information in the “documents” section of this FinnoWater page (only visible to logged-in members...

17th April 2014

Dear FINNOWATER AG members and partners,

Please find here attached all presentations and materials available after our FINNOWATER meeting in Brussels (2nd April 2014)

- EC Robert SCHRODER – European Commission – DG ENV – New 16 Action...

17th March 2014

The FINNOWATER Action Group, part of the EIP on Water of the European Commission, and coordinated by ERRIN, has launched a questionnaire for stakeholders in the water sector to fill in.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify the financial barriers to innovation in the water...

5th February 2014

Opportunities for SMEs under Horizon 2020: "Horizon 2020 Is Open for Business"
An Interactive Information Event
March 3 (9:30 to 1:15pm), Brussels, Belgium

 

Your chance to discover the SME support toolbox under Horizon 2020 and to learn how to make...

26th January 2014

ERRIN-WssTP - FINNOWATER AG: Opportunities for water-related SMEs 

 

On Friday the 24th of January 2014, ERRIN and WssTP organised an InfoDay totally dedicated to opportunities

for SMEs active in the Water Sector and in EcoInnovation.

...