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    Welcome to the website of the project PIANO, Policies, Innovation And Networks for enhancing Opportunities for China Europe water cooperation.
    The overall objective of PIANO is to create a strategic cooperation partnership for water research and innovation between Europe and China, promoting the creation of networks of companies (including SMEs, entrepreneurs, not for profit organizations, policy makers, regulators and funding bodies to create business and social opportunities for China Europe water cooperation.


    Its objectives are:

    • Strengthening and expanding the existing network of the China-Europe Water Platform (CEWP) to cover all actors relevant for cooperation between China and Europe in the water research and innovation domain
    • Identification of European technological water innovations and areas for joint development of innovative technological solutions that have a potential for their implementation in China
    • Identification of drivers and barriers concerning this cooperation and elaboration of strategies to overcome such barriers and take advantage of drivers for the implementation and replication of technological water innovations in China
    • Promotion of knowledge exchange and policy dialogue to build an enabling environment for the uptake of technological water innovations with a great potential for implementation, further replication and market uptake in China
    • Consolidation of a shared strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) between Europe and China water sector
    • Effective dissemination and mainstreaming of the project results to Chinese, European stakeholders and international target audiences