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Sectors: Environment, Innovation, Local development, Public Management, Services, Town planning

Beneficiaries: SMEs

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

EU member States 
EU Neighbour Countries


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Responsible: EIT Rawmaterial


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Horizon 2020 – KIC Raw Materials – Supporting entrepreneurs addressing water scarcity challenge in Southern Europe – 2020
Funds for: promoting 30 businesses that, through technological and social innovations as well as new services, provide tools to face the increasing issue of water access. The programme will provide training and mentoring, as well as economically rewarding the six best European projects.

Priorities and funded actions:

*  Bringing innovative solutions for this reality, EIT Food will select a total of 30 start-ups that seek to cope with water scarcity
* Startups will participate in a 3 step programme: training, mentoring and competition

* Digitalization for better water management;
* Raising  awareness and promoting education regarding local risks and measures;
* Unlocking water Governance and financial schemes for the sustainability of the water scarcity measures
* Optimizing and matching water supply and demand;
* Ensuring production control and better water consumption to allow legal enforcement,
* Andfostering climate change readiness from the perspective of water

Among financed actions
* To develop business and competitive skills, with the aim of incrementing business opportunities, find investors and have their solutions hit the market, in order to impact on the society

Additional information
* Competitive events will take place in Spain, Italy and Greece in September 2020

* Eligiblity:
– Start-ups