22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
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22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020

In response to the market need for innovative solutions, Water Europe (WE) is hosting the WE Innovation Awards 2020 as part of the WE Water Innovation Week from 22nd to 25th June 2020, with the aim to support the implementation of the Water Europe Vision “The value of water: towards a future-proof model for a European water-smart society”.

The Awards will raise the visibility of new innovative water-related approaches, solutions, and technologies with high market or high-value application potential.

Water Europe Innovation Awards open their doors to diverse areas of expertise, as five different prize categories are featured, giving this way the opportunity to applicants to stand out in their respective fields of specialization.



To apply, please register hereselect the option APPLICANT - Water Innovation Awards and follow the steps of the form. Fill in all mandatory rubrics. 
A Water Europe team member will contact you soon after your registration, for any support you might need.

If you plan to apply for more than one award, you have to register again for each award. 1 award application = 1 registration. 

The participation type and fee: APPLICANT - Water Europe Innovation Awards -50 €

Deadline for applications: 1st of June 2020


  1. Is your company a SME?
  2. Number of employees
  3. Which award category does your Innovation belong to?
  4. Name of the proposal
  5. Description of the innovative solution or technology
  6. Description of impact (market or implementation potential)
  7. Description of replicability potential
  8. Description of the contribution of the proposed solution to the Water Europe Vision the “Value of Water”


    SMEs Prize:

    SMEs that are innovative both in terms of the solutions and the technologies they create and the way they market themselves and/or their solutions.

    Water Governance Prize:

    Successful governance solutions for the water sector.

    Water Technology & Ιnfrastructure Prize:

    Disruptive innovations related to all aspects of the water cycle.

    Digital Water Prize:

    Advanced digital water solutions for cities, industries, agriculture and nature.

    Global Water Challenges Prize:

    Water Innovative initiatives supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


    Any legal entity registered in a Member State of the European Union or Associate Country is now invited to submit innovative breakthrough solutions or technologies that are in line with the Water Europe Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda in any of above 5 categories. Water Europe Vision Leadership Teams will evaluate all the applications, on the basis of their innovation, market potential, impact, replicability and exploitation strategy.

    In addition to the prestigious award itself, Water Europe Innovation Awards winners will receive a marketing and communication support package from Water Europe to promote your innovative product. The Winning SME of the SMEs prize category will be rewarded with a 2 years free membership at Water Europe. Winners will be required to produce a short video to present their successful solutions at the audience of WE Water Innovation Week. 

    For more information about Water Europe Innovation Awards, please contact Mr. Andrea Rubini, Director of Operations

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    Turkey 2
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