The DIS-SMEs Action Group (”Demand-driven Innnovation Support for SMEs through the Network of National Water Partnerships for jobs and growth in Europe”) has been selected as a priority under the European Innovation Partnership on Water. The EIP Water is an initiative within the EU 2020 Innovation Union of the European Commission. It facilitates the development of innovative solutions to address major European and global water challenges. At the same time, the EIP Water supports the creation of market opportunities for these innovations, both inside and outside of Europe.
The National Water Partnerships (NWPs) have joined forces in the DIS-SMEs Action Group to support SMEs and turn the network of National Water Partnerships into a functional SME support system and a spinning wheel for cross national matchmaking.