Webinar “Digital tools for water resource management”

Webinar “Digital tools for water resource management”

Feedback Aquatech Activity

Feedback Aquatech Activity

Feedback mission to Morocco 22-24th November 2023 – CASABLANCA

Feedback mission to Morocco 22-24th November 2023 – CASABLANCA

Join us on Monday 6th at Aquatech and meet African companies! 

Join us on Monday 6th at Aquatech and meet African companies! 

The trade fair Aquatech, which will take place from the 6th to the 9th of November in Amsterdam, will bring together all the key stakeholders of the water sector. The AEWEN project team invites you to take part in a morning dedicated to water in Africa. 

Join us on Monday 6th of November in the morning for an open tour of the exhibitors, then meet us and find out more about AEWEN and AFRICA Business, we will finish the session with a Networking cocktail. 

If you are exhibiting at the fair and you have interest in exploring new contacts in Africa,  your company can be included in the suggested tour. An e-booklet will be provided to visitors and enable them to easily identify companies. If this is of interest to you, let us know by filling up this formular  by the 31st October  and we will forward you with detailed information about times and place.

The programme Includes: 

  • 11:00 – 11:15 hours – welcome at NL Pavilion
  • 11:15 – 12:30 hours – Exhibition tour
  • 12:30 – 13:30- network event at NL Pavilion.

We hope to see you soon at Aquatech! 

The AEWEN team and members were at Pollutec Lyon

The AEWEN team and members were at Pollutec Lyon

From 10 to 13 October 2023, the AEWEN members participated in Pollutec Lyon. Dedicated to water, energy and environment, this fair gathered over 1500 exhibitors from all over the world. It was a good opportunity to meet with African delegations, especially those from Tunisia and Morocco.

Many companies from the network also attended the fair, either as exhibitors or visitors. Visitors were invited to connect with AEWEN exhibiting companies thanks to a self-guided tour edited for the occasion (see pdf hereafter). The AEWEN team themselves organised a tour to meet and discuss about the members’ products and projects. This allowed to strengthen the relationships developed over time and hopefully lead to new collaborations.

The fair also represented the opportunity to highlight AEWEN’s activities. On October 11, the consortium organised an afternoon dedicated to water & energy in Africa. After the proposed tour to meet with companies from the network, companies were invited to take part in a conference on collaborations between Africa and Europe. About 25 companies attended the AEWEN presentation. The day ended with a networking cocktail and great expectations for the final days of the fair.

Feedback on the mission to Tunisia

Feedback on the mission to Tunisia

In order to strengthen ties between the Tunisian and European companies, a business mission was organised end of September in Tunisia within the framework of the AEWEN project. This mission aimed to explore the renewable energy and water sectors, to identify and start potential collaboration as well as to network.

12 European companies took part in this event, which began with a warm welcome from Adel Chaabane, representative of the Chamber of Commerce, and an overview of the Tunisian business environment. Fabienne Bosc, project manager of Environment Park in Turin and a member of the AEWEN team, then presented the project, followed by Omri Salah who introduced the Green tech cluster.

Over the first day, participants were provided with information on the water and energy sectors, including best practices from Tunisian companies and pitches from their European counterparts. The afternoon was devoted to productive B2B meetings between Tunisian and European companies.

The second day involved a visit to the Société de Gestion de la Technopole de Borj Cédria, where participants had a closer look at current projects in the water and energy sectors, as well as business opportunities. Onsite, the companies also visited two research centres, CERTE on water and CRTEn on energy. These visits were mutually beneficial, providing valuable information research projects and needs in Tunisia. There were also opportunities to continue to network with another group of Tunisian companies.

The mission concluded on Thursday 28th of September with a visit to the Neotex Technopark centre in Monastir, which focuses on the textile sector. During this session, participants gained first-hand insight into the energy and water treatment needs of industries. The day ended with further B2B meetings.

This business mission to Tunisia was a major opportunity to foster networking between companies, enabling them to build bridges between the needs and solutions, as well as to enhance strong commercial and business relationships.

Water & Energy funding opportunities to go international – replay of the webinar

Water & Energy funding opportunities to go international – replay of the webinar

From EU to bilateral through multilateral funding, SMEs have various opportunities to finance their projects. On September 20th over 45 companies and other organisations participated in the webinar dedicated to funding opportunities.

Water and energy projects have the possibility to be funded through programmes of the European Union. Thelma Pellicer and Nicolas Espitalier presented a guide for European funding, including general principles, information on the different EU programmes and some recommendations. The guide was produced as part of the euWater4i-SD project.

Consultants can help companies in developing their projects. Sanne Sulejmani, from Leyton for example, presented the key steps to follow. The webinar was an opportunity to learn from EU SMEs’ experience. Three companies, LuciSun, Odit-E and Idrabel, shared their knowledge and best practices. 

International funding is also available. Companies can turn to financial donors, as Patrick Heinrichs from AWEX explained. Participating in public procurement is another possibility. The project Pro SME supports companies in this regard by proposing tools to acquire competencies and be able to bid for public contracts.

Finally, companies can rely on the bilateral cooperation agencies. Sophie Colette from Enabel presented for instance the target sectors of the Belgian cooperation, with focus on water and energy, the target countries and the engagement of the private sector.

You missed the webinar? You can watch the replay here

If you wish to receive the presentations, you can contact Catherine Delahaye:cdelahaye@clustertweed.be

Networking event Europe-Africa in Augsburg

Networking event Europe-Africa in Augsburg

An opportunity to meet with European and African companies working on renewable energy and smart grids. This event will be organised from 6 to 8 December in the framework of the Off-grid Expo and Conference, a two-day international congress fair dedicated to off-grid solar, wind, hydropower systems and self-sufficient power supply.

During this event, you will:

  • Participate in personalised B2B meetings with European and African companies
  • Learn about success stories from European companies making business in Africa
  • Stay tuned on past and future business missions to Africa
  • Discover the regional capabilities of Bavaria

Register here to stay updated about the event, you will get a 20% discount for the Off-Grid Expo. Details on the programme can be found in the flyer attached below 👇

For further information, please contact Peter Rechberger: peter.rechberger@ecpe.orgThe AEWEN team is delighted to continue the collaboration with the ESECA partnership for this event. In July 2023, the consortia organised a joint business mission in Senegal. ESECA is a European project fostering collaboration between European and African companies, especially with the Sub-Saharan region.

AEWEN Business Day at Pollutec

AEWEN Business Day at Pollutec

The AEWEN team will be at Pollutec, participate in this international tradeshow specialised on environment, water and energy solutions! We invite you to two main events:

1/ AEWEN business Day on 11th of October

An event dedicated to collaborations between Africa and Europe:

  • 2 pm | open tour of exhibitors (self-guided)
  • 4.50 pm | AEWEN presentation: Opportunities for Africa-Europe collaboration in the water and energy sectors
  • 5.15 pm | Project example: CASASOL, a rural centre of solar resources in Senegal
  • 6 pm | Networking cocktail

Let us know if you will be there by filling in this short form by 22nd of September.

2/ Green Days

The tradeshow is also the opportunity to meet with stakeholders and boost your business at international level. B2B meetings will be organised during the event, register on the Green Days platform to plan them!

Registrations are open until September 30th, please mention “AEWEN” under the question “Are you part of a cluster or programme”, it will help the team for the follow-up of the event.

Water and energy business mission to Morocco: November 21st to 25th, 2023

Water and energy business mission to Morocco: November 21st to 25th, 2023

The AEWEN project is organising its 4th and last business mission to Africa, with Morocco as the destination.

The mission will take place from the 21st and 25nd  of November in Casablanca. It will include a one- day event- a conference with B2B sessions, a full-day of personalised B2Bs, and one day visit to the trade fair Global Green Event

The mission focus on the water and energy sector. 

It will be a great opportunity to get to know the energy and water market in Morocco, to establish collaborations with local stakeholders and companies and start or impulse your company in Morocco. 

The preliminary programme includes:

21/11- p.m. Arrival of participants at Casablanca. Check in

22/11- Informative session. 

a.m. Reception and welcoming, market and opportunity presentations 

p.m. Round tables discussions and B2B meetings

23/11 – 9h to 18h personalised B2B at the company’s office in Casablanca. 

24/11- Visit to Global Green Event (Parc d’exposition MOHAMMED VI, El Jadida)

25/11 – Return trip to Europe

You can register here until October 6th. Places are limited to 15 enterprises. 

The mission is co-financed by the European project AEWEN. Please check the flyer below and the conditions for more details and information.