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China Europe Water Platform - experiences and opportunities for Danish companies
Water Technology is a new, central focus area for China. CEWP has adopted a new 3-annual Work Programme. We are starting new activities within the bilateral Danish-Chinese cooperation. What are the impacts of this for Danish companies?
This is the topic for a seminar on June 2nd, 10:00-13:00 at University of Copenhagen, where we will present the ideas for activities and discuss experiences from water and other cooperation activities in China with representatives of universities, companies and organisations.
See programme (in Danish) HERE
and registration for CEWP Meeting HERE.

Research and Innovation after the Innovation Fund
Research funding is to a large extent targeting innovation - uptake and commercialization of research funds, including closer cooperation with companies and users of research results.
What are the impacts of the focus on innovation for the water sector? This will be discussed at a going-home meeting on June 2nd, 14:00-16:00 at University of Copenhagen, where we will also present the HORIZON 2020 Call for 2016-2017.
See programme (in Danish)
HERE and register for the Research and Innovation meeting HERE

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General Assembly in Danish Water Forum
The 2015 General Assembly took place April 22 in Copenhagen. Participating members approved the annual report and elected 3 new members of the Board: Katrine Rafn, Naturstyrelsen, Morten Riis, Grundfos and Morten Sørensen, Danske Regioner. Minutes of General Assembly soon to be available

After the General Assembly Danish Water Forum hosted a thematic meeting on:

DWF Meeting on: “Funding in the water sector – Opportunities to attract private investors for investments in technology development and export within water” took place after the General Assembly, April 22. Presentations from the meeting are available HERE (In Danish).



European Conference on Water Efficiency and the European preparations for World Water Forum 2015 in Korea
Danish Water Forum facilitates the European preparatory process for the 7th World Water Forum to take place in Korea, 12-17 April 2015 in cooperation with French Water Partnership. Next major event is the conference "Making every drop count - ways and methods to improve water efficiency globally and in Europe". The conference will discuss recommendations to improve water efficiency globally and in Europe.
Presentations are now available HERE

News & Ongoing Events

Save the Date: WATEC Seminar 2015 In Aarhus, Thursday 4th June, "Water Efficiency - and the Water Technology Sector in Israel", to explore opportunities in Israel for innovative Danish businesses and research institutions. The WATEC Seminar will take place at Aarhus Water, Bautavej 2, Aarhus on Thursday 4th June at 16.00. See Seminar Invitation and WATEC Invitation and introduction to Israel's Water Technology Industry

The EU-Vietnam Business Network announces the upcoming GREEN TECHNOLOGIES TRADE MISSION TO VIETNAM on November 24-27, 2015 for all European countries, in particular SME's interested in the Vietnamese market related to Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Water Management and Waste Management. Participation fee of €2,890 includes also exhibition booth and accommodation. See HERE for more information. Deadline for registration, July 31st.

DTU is starting a transverse centre for water activities Water DTU
Focus is wide and includes water technology, water systems, water resources, and water handling in urban, industrial, and nature contexts. The center is starting with a “Partner Seminar” in the Oticon hall the 18th-19th of May. See the program HERE.

External hearing of Danida’s professional platform with a hearing deadline May 22nd 2015 Trade- and Development Minister Mogens Jensen has decided to develop a new platform for the participation of the Danish business sector in Denmark’s development cooperation. It will contribute to that the skills within Danish company will be brought into play in the development cooperation. The platform consists of a number of new and already existing business tools. With a point of departure in the industrial platform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continuously try out new approaches and form of collaboration. Reponses to the hearing are to be sent to no later than May 22nd. See more HERE.

Development Research – also for water. Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) introduces a “Research Collaboration Marketplace” at the DFC website. The Marketplace can be used by South research applicants from Ghana, Tanzania, and Nepal in the search for Danish research partners and by Danish researchers, who wish to be contacted by South researchers. See the DFC website for more information.

European conference 24 – 26 June in Brussels: “Water Innovation Europe 2015: The role of water in the circular economy” looking into challenges and opportunities for water in the circular economy concept. How a circular approach to water can be given shape in an urban, industrial, and agricultural context. More information HERE.

China Europe Water Platform invites to a meeting on 12. May. More HERE

Municipality of Viborg arranges a tour to Chongqing, their Chinese partner municipality 30 May to 4 June 2015.
The Mayor of Viborg, Torben Nielsen, participates in the tour together with Danish companies. The focus of the tour is water supply and waste water and it will be possible to meet relevant stakeholders and see a number of interesting projects and sites to visit. See the invitation HERE and see the programme HERE

EWA Seminar in Brussels on 29 June 2015: A guide to EU Water Policy.
An interactive seminar giving a general overview of the EU water policy, indcluding ample time is planned for discussions. More information HERE

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