Prof M. Mazzucato Report on Missions

The report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato  ‘Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the European Union – A problem solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth’  written at the request of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, is now published.
A call for feedback from stakeholders as well as the public is available via this dedicated EU Survey from 22 February 2018 until 3 April 2018.

This report provides strategic recommendations on Missions, and how they can be structured in the future European Union Research and Innovation Programme (FP9).

The attached report is also available online at the following address:


Water Market Europe 2018

WssTP is organising the second edition of Water Market Europe 2018 that is dedicated to ‘Market & Ιnvestment for Innovative Digital Solutions’ for the water sector. 

Water Market Europe will take place on the 21st of March from 09h30 to 17h30 at the BluePoint Conference Centre in Brussels.

Potential opportunities to participate are manifold:

  1. Companies (including spin-offs) or RTOs looking for a targeted audience to showcase their digital solution/product and meet potential clients and investors (Venture capitalists and banks) interested in their idea? They can now apply to present their product here.
  2. Companies (including spin-offs) or RTOs or other stakeholders like utilities wanting to give voice to their biggest business/investment challenge? They can now present their business problem at WME18 and turn it into an opportunity by applying here.
  3. Stakeholders such RTOs, which want to keep up to date with the current and future trends of the digital water market and collaborate with leading water actors? they can benefit from exclusive B2B meetings with the WME’s speakers, by registering here.
  4. Municipalities that are looking for specific solutions, integrated solutions for the water challenges for urban or industrial sectors or investments, can apply here. 

Any information on Water Market Europe can be found here.

AQUAEXCEL2020 – Ninth Call for Access now open

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project will invite proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL2020 project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types. These installations are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Transnational Access involves a research group in one country collaborating with one or more AQUAEXCEL2020 Infrastructures that are located in a different country to the applicant, and which offer facilities and expertise not available in their own country.

The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems (cage, pond, recirculation, flowthrough, hatchery and disease challenge); environments (freshwater, marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmonids, cold and warm water marine fish, freshwater fish and artemia); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health & welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring & management technologies).

Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or in some cases two people to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months. Access to the research infrastructures and associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid for under the project. The establishment of new transnational collaborations is strongly encouraged, as well as the participation by SMEs.


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