The EU Water KIC meeting at the European Parliment

On January 11th, more than 90 invitees to the EU Water KIC meeting from 18 countries discussed the new EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology proposal and more. It was a hard day’s work, but we firmly believe that SeaCras provided essential insights into the field and industry.

Does the EU need Water KIC? Absolutely, yes.

Why do we think so? Because we lack a unified body that can act as the ‘binding tissue’ for the commercialization of innovative technologies and new business models addressing global societal problems of water scarcity and hydrosphere preservation.

While numerous initiatives exist within research institutions, education, and traditional industry sectors, this dividedness often leads to over-diversification of applications and, consequently, the loss of momentum. Now, with water becoming a central political issue, every momentum needs to be seized to its full potential. We hope that there will be a Water KIC in the future that can address this issue, both as an entrepreneurs and as a fellow scientists.

Thank you, MEP Pernille Weiss, MEP Maria Da Graça Carvalho, and the EPP Group in the European Parliament Team, for the invitation and organization of the event.