The joint WssTP-ERRIN RIS3 Workshop on water technologies and cluster development will take place on 25th of March in Brussels. Water is directly and indirectly (e.g. labelled as clean or environmental technologies) integrated in many regional strategies and operational programmes. Yet, regions often struggle to correctly assimilate water into the RIS3 or other regional policies, due to its broad nature. Taking all this on board, WssTP and ERRIN are organising this workshop to share solutions and best practices and facilitate European regions to work on the water topic efficiently in the current financial programme, leading up to 2020.
The workshop will specifically focus on water cluster development, water challenges and international collaboration, having as its main objective to gather around 20 European regions which want or have already implemented water in their RIS3 or regional policies, facilitating a knowledge exchange on key topics.