ACQUEAU is one of the 7 clusters of the EUREKA network. We are a market and industry driven initiative, joined by more than 26 countries and 100 companies across Europe and beyond. Our goal is to promote transnational collaboration for developing innovative projects in water technologies.
Our road map is summarized in ACQUEAU Blue Book.
We focus on 9 main technological areas:
- Water resources
- Water treatment
- Water distribution
- Customer requirements
- Urban drainage and wastewater collection
- Wastewater treatment
- Biosolids ;
With the overall objective of tackling challenges of:
- Reducing the water footprint
- Improving water resources management and accessibility
- Managing with aging or insufficient infrastructures
- Coping current social, financial and global issues facing the water sector
Acting as an intermediary between project participants and funding agencies, our mission is to deliver the EUREKA ∑! label, which facilitates access to national funding for participants. The label is granted after an extensive technical evaluation process called Open Call. The internationally recognized ∑! EUREKA label adds value to R&D project by certifying its innovative potential in terms of market success, financial viability and high returns on investment. Project participants thus gain a crucial competitive edge in their dealings with financial, technical and commercial partners.
ACQUEAU supports near water-market projects, in order to facilitate the development of innovative products, processes and systems in the water sector.