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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 January, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
over 30
Regions: 
Friesland (NL)
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
EU Cluster Partnership Award 2016
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
ERRIN
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
pieter
de jong
Internationalisation Responsible
+32475430487
pieter.dejong@wetsus.nl
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Water Transportation
Technology fields: 
Drinking Water
Industrial Water Treatment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Power generation / renewable sources
Sewerage
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Water Technology
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
200
Number of SME members: 
130
Number of larger company members: 
70
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
20
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
15
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Paques
Larger Company
Vitens
Larger Company
Wetsus
Research Organisation
CEW
Technology Center
WUR
University
TUDelft
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The aim is to create a network of European companies and universities which cooperate in research and innovation. To generate papers, patents, spin-offs, products and services. These can feed into the global value chain.

Through ESCP-S3 this cooperation is extended to a network of regional innovation ecosystems. The focus is on connecting Widening countries: in Central- and Eastern-Europe, as well as some regions in Southern Europe. 

Enhancing European competitiveness and industrial modernisation are closely linked to this strategy. 

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)
Enabling Facilities sharing
Support of knowledge transfer
Support for IPR
Details of support services: 

WaterCampus Leeuwarden offers:

office space for start-ups

support to connect innovative SMEs with end users in Europe and in other continents

Wetsus research lab supports the development of breakthrough technologies

CEW supports companies in developing working solutions and testing equipment

The WaterCampus demonstration sites offer support for the upscaling of technologies 

WaterCampus Leeuwarden educates new talent

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
Mexico
United States
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: 
Latvia
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs

ValueFromUrine (FP7)

BioElectroMet (FP7)

CAPMIX (FP7)

WATERSEED (MSCA)

BAoBaB (H2020)

SCREEN (H2020)

ENW (COSME)

EIT Raw Materials (Wetsus) 

EIT Climate KIC (Wetsus)

National and Regional public funding REP-fundin, over 6 million per year for research at Wetsus

Private funding (EU and global), over 3 million per year for research at Wetsus

Horizon2020 (EU)

MSCA (EU)

COSME (EU)

Interreg (EU)

George Barley Prize (USA)

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Pieter de Jong presented ENW during the European Clusters Conference and was the Winner of the EU Cluster Partnership Award 2016

https://www.clustercollaboration.eu/news/cluster-manager-year-2016-and-e...

Wetsus participated in the Barley Prize and won stage 1

https://www.wetsus.nl/home/wetsus-news/wetsus-winner-stage-1-barley-prize/1

Wetsus spin-off Redstack chosen as national innovation icon

https://www.wetsus.nl/home/wetsus-news/redstack-dutch-national-icon/1

SaltTech won award in Abu Dhabi 

http://www.salttech.com/news/Salttech-winner-innovation-prize-Innovate-a...

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Active in European innovation ecosystem. Very pro-active cooperation, with a focus on Southern Europe and Central & Easter Europe. 

The profile of WaterCampus is complementary to the already existing profile of Water Alliance. 

WaterCampus is more focussed on cooperation with widening countries through the internationalisation of RIS3. This profile was created in relation to the call for ESCP-S3 projects, in which also research organisations and other cluster members can have an active role. The aim is to have a more integrated approach to the innovation ecosystem development. The aim is to enhance criticial mass in innovation ecosystems with a focus on water technology.