iWATERMAP Conference
15/11/2022 - 09:00

iWATERMAP Conference: A Blueprint for place-based Innovation Ecosystems

The iWATERMAP conference is taking place on 15 November between 09:00 and 14:30, hosted at the European Committee of the Regions.  

The iWATERMAP project focuses on supporting the innovation policies in the water technology sector, helping to increase the critical mass of innovation ecosystems in partner regions in this sector. The critical mass in the innovation ecosystem approach means that all the necessary elements for the innovation ecosystem are identified and put in place stage by stage, such as academia and business cooperation, cross-cluster fertilisation, interregional networks and cooperation, science and education, thus ensuring stable and sustainable development of the system.

The primary topics of the conference include:

  • Bridging the Innovation Divide and Boosting Critical Mass in Innovation Ecosystems, including an overview of current initiatives, how to accelerate and strengthen innovation in ecosystems and improving policy-making tools
  • How to further boost innovation ecosystems through Interreg Europe, European Partnerships, Blue Economy and Innovation Missions

ERRIN's Director Pirita Lindholm will be participating in the roundtable session on upscaling European collaboration in research and innovation in line with the New European Innovation Agenda.

For further information, please see the attached draft agenda. 

Please register for the event here.