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Long title: 
Transnational Water Innovation Strategy
Name of client/Beneficiary: 
The TWIST project is co-financed by the Interreg SUDOE program through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Start Date : 
April, 2018
Completion Date : 
March, 2021
Funding organisation: 
Union Européenne
Name of Associated partners if any: 
Fundación Centro de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Agua ; Fundación Universidad Empresa de la Región de Murcia ; Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives ; Université de Limoges Faculté des sciences et techniques Laboratoire Génomique, Environnement, Immunité, Santé et Thérapeutiques ; Instituto Superior de Agronomia ; Instituto Superior Técnico ; Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional do Alentejo ; Associação Parceria Portuguesa para a Água ; Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento ; Águas do Tejo Atlantico, S.A.
Description of the project: 

TWIST - Transnational Water Innovation Strategy is an Interreg Sudoe project that aims to develop an open model of innovation in the field of wastewater management in line with the Water Framework Directive and promoting a circular economy model.

In the course of the project three Living Labs will be created where experimentation processes and innovative solutions for wastewater management will be developed. A virtual Market Place will be created to disseminate these innovative solutions and integrate them into the market. In order to promote knowledge transfer and change management, a Transnational Business School will be created.

The project has a total budget of 1,598,000.00 euros, 75% co-financed by the ERDF. The project started on 1 April 2018 and will end on 31 March 2021. The consortium, led by CENTA, consists of 11 partners from Portugal, Spain and France.

Description of services provided by IOW: 

IOWater is involved in all tasks:

  • T1 - analysis and characterization of the innovation processes by the stakeholders at regional level
  • T2 - creation of three living laboratories for the management, treatment, recycling and recovery of wastewater by-products. Two pilot tests took place on IOWater's Limousin sites
  • T3 - analysis of results obtained in living laboratories and exploitation of market opportunities
  • T4 - capacity building for regional development and job creation, for which IOWater is responsible
  • T5 - capitalization and transfer of results to other regions
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