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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Topi
Helle
Cluster Manager
+358407381267
topi.helle@fwf.fi
Male
Sanni
Eerikäinen
ECCP Responsible Person
+358509122652
sanni.eerikainen@fwf.fi
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Industrial Water Treatment
Municipal Water Treatment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Sewerage
Water collection, treatment & supply
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Integrated water resources management
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
124
Number of SME members: 
70
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
19
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
20
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
14
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Finnish Water Forum (FWF) represents through its members the whole variety of expertise in the Finnish water sector. FWF is a platform for cooperation of commercial enterprises, governmental and non-governmental organizations, scientific institutes and water-related associations. We bring together Finnish water knowhow and local partners to develop solutions for global water challenges.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

Support services for members and other partners include the following:

  • Identification and facilitation of new partnerships
  • Project development in cooperation with implementing partners, clients and financiers
  • Organization of delegation visits and missions
  • Consortia coordination, marketing and communication
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
India
Kenya
Peru
Viet Nam
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Estonia
Germany
Norway
Russian Federation
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
H2020
INTERREG
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Facilitation and development of several technology transfer, development cooperation and multi-sectoral cooperation projects related to water resources management, water supply and wastewater treatment in several countries. Further information of our current and past activities can be found from our website fwf.fi and our office, .

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

FWF is your platform for cooperation with Finnish water sector companies, research and education institutes, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Contact us and we will help you to find the right partner for your project!