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The Quintuple Helix Approach to Targeted Open Innovation in Energy, Water, and Agriculture in the South Mediterranean Neighborhood - 5TOI_4EWAS

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The objectives of this ambitious project will be to enhance the water, energy, and agriculture NEXUS approach (energy, water, agriculture/food) in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood, increase research capacity, the effective mobility of young innovators and researchers, and contribute to the Southern Mediterranean researchers' access to scientific excellence and Large Research Infrastructures
On July 11 and 12, 2016 in Barcelona (Spain), 24 innovation actors, such as ministries, universities/research centers and service companies, from 15 different countries (Italy, Belgium, Germany, the UK, France, Austria, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Libya) gathered together.

These stakeholders are partners of the "Quintuple Helix Approach to Targeted Open Innovation in Energy, Water and Agriculture in the South Mediterranean Neighborhood” - 5TOI_4EWAS - project coordinated by the Department of Chemistry of the University Autonomy of Barcelona (UAB). 5TOI_4EWAS has been funded under the Horizon2020 programme promoted by the European Commission.

The aims of the 5TOI_4EWAS project are to:

• build a bridge between innovation and policies to open new markets in energy, agriculture and water management;
• support the key players in the innovative sectors through a common political action plan;
• facilitate access to the use of infrastructures, scientific facilities, and laboratories in the MPC and EU areas targeting academic researchers and not only;
• promote the development of RTD and entrepreneurship in the agriculture, water and energy sector throughout the Southern Mediterranean area and the European Union, increasing the participation of Mediterranean partners in the European Research Area.

The goal of this ambitious project is to improve the relationships between public and private institutions by setting up an innovation ecosystem, engaging Mediterranean countries and EU Member States.




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