Excitement mounts as the programme for the Porto Water Innovation Week including the 2017 EIP Water conference is announced.
Autumn will see 7 days of excitement as Porto hosts the 4th EIP Water conference as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week. From September 24 - 30, some 800 water innovators from all over Europe converge on the "Invicta City", which was also recently named Best European Destination 2017 for the third-time (see http://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/best-of-europe/european-best-destinations-2017/).
There are three headline events:
- EIP Water Conference 2017 (Sep 27-28) - bridging gaps in European water innovation
- Mayors & Water conference (Sep 29) - furthering the Urban Water Agenda
- Water Innovation Lab (Sep 24-29) - shaping the new water leaders
Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities
The 4th European Innovation Partnership on Water Conference will bring you a rich mixture of expert panels, debates and competitions. Together, we’ll be bridging the remaining gaps in innovation in the European water sector, creating opportunities and fostering strong partnerships. You will be able to experience innovative solutions from established companies, startups, universities and research centres in the extensive exhibition. The Splash Innovation Stage will show us innovations of the future, as young startups pitch to convince the jury. To round up the conference, the programme will also include “WaterMatch” matchmaking, TechTalks, technical tours of Porto’s most innovative water facilities and networking receptions.
These events are free to attend, but space is limited. Registration will be opening in April 2017.
The Porto Water Innovation Week will be rounded up by a host of public shows and performances in downtown Porto - so be sure to join in the fun on September 29-30 and help commemorate the Portuguese National Water Day!
PWIW brochure (pdf)