MAR at the Water R&DI workshop
The MAR Action Group was represented by TRAGSA at an important workshop on April 2nd.
The workshop entitled "Water and R & DI" was organized by the Spanish Water Technology Platform (PTEA) and took place in Madrid (Spain). The workshop was attended by over 120 participants from more than 80 industries, universities and research centers, with a remarkable institutional presence. Its main target was to encourage the participation of Spanish companies in the water sector for research and innovative projects at national and international level.
The first session counted on a description of national and international research funding programs, offering information about how to prepare a successful proposal.
The second one was focused on the projects approved in the last Water-Inno-Demo call, as MARSOL. Up to seven out of the eleven selected projects were presented, paying special attention on the question: Why do you think your proposal was selected? It was requested to the audience and speakers proposing two words for the most remarkable strong points for each project. A brief approximation to MARSOL project was exposed. The main strong points for the project were either the approach and the solvency or the approach and the coordination scheme. The Action Group MAR to MARket was briefly presented as well. It is worth mentioning the high presence of potential receivers of the technology and outcomes to be developed along the MAR-SOL project. All the presentations were sent to the whole PTEA members and are accessible freely on the Internet since April 11th http://www.plataformaagua.org/ CDTI, the Spanish funding R&D institution and EC contact point held the meeting in their headquarters and was present in this workshop too.