"European Innovation Partnerships" (EIPs) have a certain impact on the development of research topics in the framework programme. The European Innovation Partnership on Water, for example, had a major influence on the focus "water innovation" in the work programme 2014/15.
The participation in EIPs allows for a strategic networking with all actors along the value chain.
Selection of relevant networks, which propose strategic research agendas:
Besides the DG Research and Innovation activities of the following European Directorate-Generals are also relevant for this thematic area
If you have any questions concerning these platforms and networks, please do not hesitate to contact us!
National Research Funding
The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) are funding cooperative research in topics like sustainability, protection of the climate and adaptation, environment and economy, resource efficiency, waste management, ecological production policies, groundwater, water, soil, and maritime protection.