Porto Water Innovation Week
For seven days, the City of Porto, in Portugal, will become the European capital of water and innovation. A set of three major events will gather over 800 participants, including decision makers and technicians of utilities, political leaders, regulators, industry and agriculture representatives, investigators, tech companies, startups, SME’s, investors, and young professionals. These events will be hosted by the Municipality of Porto, with the institutional support of European Commission and the Government of Portugal.
International leading voices and thought-leaders on water and innovation will discuss the key answers to the questions we now face in the water sector, under the EIP Water Conference 2017. Always with the dual aim of breaking down barriers to innovation while creating business opportunities. Another conference, named Mayors & Water Conference 2017, will focus on New Urban Water Agenda (2030) and show the innovative and sustainable water solutions implemented in cities. In addition the Water Innovation Lab (WIL) Europe Porto 2017 will bring together young, inquiring and committed individuals from: the water sector, engineering, art and design, the sciences, business, social sciences, planning and ICT to build our capacity to collaborate for a resilient future. The common initiative for these three main events, which are deployed in various activities, is called Water & People and is composed of a set of actions aimed at involving the general population in the theme of "Water and Innovation", namely street animation and performing arts in Porto downtown and AquaPorto - Water Festival 2017 in the City Park. Get ready for the surprises about to come!
More information and registration can be found here
The initiatives are free of charge (*Except for WIL Europe Porto, the Site Visits and the Innovation Dinner).