The event titled “Strengthening EU-China water innovation cooperation: results of the H 2020 PIANO project” gathered together as speakers, moderators and panelists, representatives of DG Research and Innovation, DG Environment and the Executive Agency for SMES (EASME) of the European Commission, of the China-Europe Water Platform, the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP), EURAQUA and Water JPI, the PIANO partners and  managers of other projects related to the international collaboration between EU-China in science and technology. The Chinese government was represented by a secretary of the mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Commission.

The project approach and its main achievements in the different work packages were presented and commented by the participants and in specific panel discussions. Particular interest was shown by the audience for the results produced in identifying drivers, barriers and strategies to European water  innovations in China, on the contents of the PIANO Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda ( SRIA), which will be useful as guiding document for further initiative of international cooperation between China and Europe in the water sector, and for the policy messages delivered by the project to improve the scientific and technological collaboration between these two areas of the world.

The presentations held in Brussels on 15th May are available here.