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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Lorraine
Other Label: 
French Competitiveness Cluster
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Filière Française de l'Eau
Ecotech clusters French network
PEXE network
PFE-French Water Partnership
France-clusters
France Water Team
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
BERTOSSI
Luc
Cluster Manager
+33 685 915 131
luc.bertossi@hydreos.fr
Male
FOLMER
Alexandre
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 604 594 565
alexandre.folmer@hydreos.fr
Male
MARCHAL
Oriane
Project Manager
+33 755 659 681
oriane.marchal@hydreos.fr
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Water Transportation
Technology fields: 
Soil and Groundwater Pollution
Waste to Energy /Resource
S3 EU priority areas: 
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Sustainable land & water use
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
150
Number of SME members: 
108
Number of larger company members: 
14
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
18
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Veolia
Larger Company
Suez
Larger Company
Saint-Gobain PAM
Larger Company
SAUR
Larger Company
EdF
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

HYDREOS’ mission is to employ high-end solutions to speed up the growth of Eastern France’s companies in the expanding global water markets.

HYDREOS is founding member of France Water Team (FWT), the French water competitiveness cluster that federates the three regional water clusters: AQUA-VALLEY, DREAM and HYDREOS.

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)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Canada
Peru
Tunisia
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: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Netherlands
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
German Water Partnership
LE2C Cluster, Italy
Water Alliance Leeuwarden, NL
Pôle de Gabès, Tunisia
Centro de Competencias del Agua, Peru
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
Other

LIFE Eau & Climat : Support local stakeholders in water resources management to assess the effects of climate change, take them into account in local management plans, and implement no-regret adaptation measures despite the existing uncertainties.

  • Interreg Greater Green Project: Europe's first cross-border network for environmental technology and its target groups are other networks from Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg and Wallonia. (https://www.greatergreen.eu/)
  • Interreg Clim'Ability Design : Identify the companies' weakness in the Upper Rhine Region in the context of climate change. The challenge is to adapt business strategies to future climatic and socio-economic conditions. (http://www.clim-ability.eu/)
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

HYDREOS is a cluster, an organisation that works for its members, who are all involved in the water market in Alsace and Lorraine. Its principal mission is to enhance the performance of the local economic network in all trades related to water. By creating synergies to assist in the development of innovative projects, HYDREOS supports its members in implementing activities favouring sustainable improvements of all kinds that are related to water. The assistance it provides can be collective or tailored to individual companies working with member local authorities and laboratories.

With HYDREOS, unity creates economic strength… and needs-driven innovation.