EIT Food together with EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing, Athena RC and Bioazul S.L., are leading a multi-annual and multidisciplinary programme designed to alleviate water scarcity in Southern Europe.
The main objective of the programme is to ease the transition to a water saving economy across Southern Europe and to contribute, in the long run, to reduce Europe’s water consumption, wastage and pollution. This is achieved by targeting different stakeholders, from policy makers to business, industry leaders and citizens through different actions.
Does your entity want to improve its water management process?
The EIT Community is looking for private companies, associations of companies, cooperatives, or public entities from the food and beverage industry, the agricultural sector and/or the water utilities and large infrastructures willing to find solutions tailored to their specific needs through the provision of a case study.
More specifically, the EIT Community is looking for three problem holders in total, presenting a case study related to at least one of the challenges in the document of the call. Priority will be given to entities located or at least have a production site in the Mediterranean region, specifically in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta or Spain.
Are you a scale-up or SME with an innovative solution for improved water management or reduced water consumption?
The EIT community is looking for 20 scale-ups – start-ups seeing accelerated growth after demonstrating a product-market fit - and innovative SMEs working on new solutions tailored to one or several of the challenges faced by the food and beverage industry, in agriculture, or by utilities and infrastructure. The solution providers can submit their smart solutions for a maximum of two of the sectorial challenges. Twenty applications will be selected to participate in the programme, which includes market-oriented training, a three-months mentoring period, EUR 66 000 cash prizes, and the possibility to implement a demo site with one of the problem holders at the end of the period.