The EIP Water has taken a look at various kinds of “Water Innovation Hubs” or “Alliances”. The objective is to develop a continuously growing overview of these “hubs”. As a first step we have identified all relevant hubs globally known to us, analysed their publicly available information and categorized them according to various criteria such as their general and geographical focus, their core constituency, their technology stage focus and their activities.

We are pleased to present the result – a first overview of water innovation hubs globally. The overview is expected to grow over time; more hubs will be added, and the already included hubs will be updated regularly.

In order to search the overview of water innovation hubs you may use the following filters:

  1. Geographical focus, which refers to the region(s) in which the hub is active.
  2. Activities, i.e. the type of benefits which each hub offers. There are three main activity groups: intelligence tools, services, and policy actions. Each group contains a list of specific activities.

For further clarification of the used terminology and concepts please consult the hubs glossary at the bottom of this page (and at each hub page).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case you wish to add a hub or make us aware of any necessary changes in our overview.

Geneva Water Hub / Pôle eau Genève

HYDREOS is a competitive cluster. It is an organisation that works for its members, who are all involved in the water market in Alsace and Lorraine.

The Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) is a research centre focused on sustainable use of water.

ICT4WATER is a hub for 15 sister projects on ICT and Water Management, funded by the EC, aiming to address challenges in: decision supporting systems for the measurement of water quality and...

The International Center for Water Technology (ICWT) was established to provide education and research to assist in developing and adopting innovative solutions and technologies that improve water...

Image H2O host business plan competitions addressing specific water opportunities as an accelerator programme to help competing entrepreneurs turn their plans into transformational solutions.