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Update re. operations during the COVID-19 pandemic

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We wanted to let you know what the Water Test Network is doing at present in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our number one priority is to keep our colleagues and collaborators safe. While we all accept there is disruption to business as usual, the Water Test Network remains committed to continuing to support companies through these challenging times, wherever possible. Read More

Regulatory Roadmap

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Active in the water sector and need to know the respected authorities on water regulations, specifications and guidance within North West Europe? Don’t look further. The Water Test Network developed a Regulatory Roadmap with an overview of these authorities to guide SMEs. Read More

Construction works for VEG-i-TEC have started

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On Wednesday December 4, rector of Ghent University prof. Rik Van de Walle gave the official go-ahead for construction works on VEG-i-TEC in Kortrijk. Together with prof. Imca Sampers, provincial deputy Jean de Bethune and mayor Vincent Van Quickenborne, he stressed the importance of the new living lab for knowledge institutions, the food processing industry, the water sector and the city of Kortrijk. Read More

Application progress

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The Water Test Network is now up and running for more than one year. In the last couple of weeks the project partners promoted the project and its services in their networks and at several national and international events. Furthermore, the innovation chasers of the project have had several talks with a lot of SMEs. Up till now the project received 59 applications of which 11 are approved and 5 companies are already on site doing tests. At the moment the project is working on the other applications so new approved projects can be expected soon. Read More

Partner in the limelight: TZW

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TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (German Water Centre) is part of DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) and as such a non-profit and independent institution. TZW’s comprehensive research activities and practical experience form the basis of solutions and concepts for all areas of national and international water management issues. These range from resource protection to water catchment and treatment to the water supplying consumers' taps. About 200 highly qualified staff members cooperate closely with water utilities, companies, expert authorities, and universities. TZW supplies reliable figures, data and facts, and creates solutions for a sustainable water supply. Read More

Water Test Network vouchers awarded to two Dutch SMEs

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Within the European Water Test Network (WTN) project, SMEs are supported in accelerating the market introduction of their water technologies. In addition to assistance with the validation and verification of products, this support also includes the possibility to obtain vouchers with a value of up to €50.000. These vouchers can be used for testing products at the 14 different operational scale test facilities. Last summer Water Future and Bright Spark were awarded vouchers. Below you can read what these entrepreneurs have to say about WTN. Read More