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On the 31th May 2016 in Brussels took place the preparatory meeting of the “QUINTUPLE ‎HELIX APPROACH TO TARGETED OPEN INNOVATION IN ENERGY, WATER, ‎AGRICULTURE IN THE SOUTH MEDITERRANEAN NEIGHBORHOOD” – 5TOI_4 EWAS ‎project.‎


‎5TOI_4EWAS will stimulate the creation of a Science and Innovation Policy Dialogue Platform for ‎a more strategic priority setting for international cooperation on water, energy and agriculture ‎targeted specific challenges following a NEXUS and co-design and co-ownership approach in EU ‎and Mediterranean Partner Countries.‎

The meeting was the right moment to establish the first contacts between the project partners and ‎the European Commission. Prof Manuel Valente coordinator of the project stated “It is clear, that ‎the project can reach an impact on the Mediterranean region. The partnership wants to establish a ‎win win situation, also for the EU market, linking research, innovation and businesses. The ‎partnership will contribute to consolidate the regional policy dialogue and advance the integration of ‎the region. Our aims are to link and enhance the cooperation also with the ongoing initiatives ‎currently targeting the Euro Mediterranean Region.”‎

The meeting included the participation of partners coming from Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and ‎Germany.‎

The 5TOI_4 EWAS partnership will meet again on the 11th  and 12th of July in Barcelona for the ‎official kick off of the project. 


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