Water PiPP: Water Public Innovation Procurement Policies

The main objective of the Water Public innovation Procurement Policies (Water PiPP) project is to mobilise the procurement power of public and private actors in order to speed up innovation and contribute to solve water related societal challenges and to improve the competitiveness of the European Water Industry in a global market.

The ambition of the project is to go beyond networking, addressing barriers to innovation in the water sector and building an operational collaborative platform where a critical mass of stakeholders (public authorities, public and private purchasers, water utilities, the RD&I community, networks of cities and regions) can explore and test innovation procurement methodologies. 

WaterPiPP also aim to develop analytical and operational tools to support both regulatory and contracting authorities to overcome current difficulties and to take the most of the opportunities offered by the new legal framework, when it enters into force. 

The consortium is made up of 12 partners:
*Spain: Universidad de Zaragoza (UniZar)
*Europe: Water supply and sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP) and Aqua Publica Europea (APE)
*France: Office International de l’Eau (OIEau)
*Finland: Technical Research Centre (VTT)
*International: ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH (ICLEI Europe)
*Italy: Central Procurement Company (ARCA), Agenzia Regionale per la Tecnologia e l’Innovazione – Regione Puglia (ARTI) and The European House – Ambrosetti SpA (TEHA)
*Netherland: Stichting Deltares (Deltares) and city of Rotterdam
*United Kingdom: Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) 

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