EU-funded NEX-LABS opportunities to support innovation presented at the Cairo Water Week
October 27, 2021
The NEX-LABS projectwas presented at the workshop entitled “Strengthening EU-Africa cooperation in water Research, Development and Innovation: opportunities and challenges” organized by the Water Joint Program Initiative within the Cairo Water Week.
The event took place on 26 October and was the occasion to present the opportunities to boost innovation in the Mediterranean, offered by NEX-LABS, and its contribution to the alignment of Research and Development and Innovation programs between Africa and Europe.
The aim of this Water Joint Program Initiative (JPI) workshop was to explore opportunities for collaboration between Europe and Africa in water Research, Development and Innovation. Participants mainly targeted development banks, research funding agencies, international organizations dealing with water management and capacity development as well as research operators.
The NEX-LABS project aims to support implementation of clean technologies for sustainable and resilient increase of agri-food sector production based on a more efficient use of energy (renewable/solar solutions) and water (wastewater treatment, water harvesting or reuse solutions) in the Mediterranean region thanks to the contributions of ICT. It includes a partnership of 11 institutions from 7 different countries (Spain, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Egypt and Cyprus).