The Preliminary Workshop Material is available.
WP9 “Road to the market” has been designed to create a level playing field for European and Indian Industries and SMEs working in the water sector, paving the way for a potential joint venture for the manufacturing of water treatment technologies and systems. Furthermore, the aim of the WP is to support and empower Indian entrepreneurs in their endeavour to establish and successfully run their own business in sustainable sanitation and/or water and resource management, as well as to support existing SMEs in the water and sanitation sector to expand their portfolio including sustainable and adapted products and services. The specific objectives to be reached are: (1) To develop didactic training material for supporting the execution of the training modules related to business development in the water sector. (2) To empower and support 15 industries and SMEs in India, so they can successfully manufacture, offer and commercialize sustainable water products and services. (3) To promote joint ventures between the EU and Indian industries and SMEs, so they can successfully offer sustainable water products and services. To achieve this, SEECON, AMU & ESF will implement a Project Incubator Programme in 2022.
This programme will be designed to allow participants to:
A. Connect with relevant and appealing business partners from the EU/India in order to explore avenues for potential collaboration
B. Learn essential aspects about PAVITR solutions and how they can address challenges related to groundwater recharge, water potabilization, wastewater reclamation and smart metering
C. Engage with potential business partners to design, plan and launch joint venture projects for addressing challenges related to groundwater recharge, water potabilization, wastewater reclamation and smart metering
D. Receive training in joint venture project design and EU-India partnerships to encourage more sustainable water management approaches
E. Receive the opportunity to develop project tenders based on a professional business coaching methodology
F. Learn from leading water sector innovators from the EU and India
G. Network with like-minded pioneers and stewards of the Indian Water Sector