The EIP Water has until date published three calls for expressions of commitment for which over 100 proposals were received. Out of these, a total of 29 applications have been selected as Action Groups of the EIP Water. These proposal fulfilled all the requirements and showed the most promising approaches, combining innovative ideas with partners across the innovation value chain and potential for applications and/or commercialization. These Action Groups are actively supported by the EIP Water Secretariat, the European Commission and Steering Group members to increase their impacts and drive concrete outcomes. In principle, the Action Groups can add additional partners, in order to widen the perspective and further strengthen their activities. The decision to add partners is made by the partners of each Action Group themselves. If you are interested to join one of the Action Groups, please contact the lead partner.
The proposals that had not been selected have received feedback comments. The European Commission strongly encourages the partners involved to further strengthen their proposals and submit them again at the next call for expressions of commitment. The EIP Water Secretariat is available for support.
A number of proposals were directly linked to proposals submitted in the FP7 Water Innovation and Demonstration call, which was directly related to the EIP Water.
In total, over 1,000 individual organizations and companies participated in the three call for expressions of commitment, which demonstrates the relevance of the EIP Water. Officials from ten different Directorates General of the European Commission have participated in the evaluation of the proposals.
For more information: http://www.eip-water.eu/action-groups