Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the PIANO

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The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the PIANO project is conceived to be a forward-looking document that sets out the direction of future collaborative EU-China research and innovation activities in the water sector, with a special and specific attention to the thematic areas identified and focused by this H2020 project: agricultural, municipal, industrial water management, river basin management, water for energy.

The SRIA of PIANO aims to support the activities of the China-Europe Water Platform in its research pillar being the reference document for the implementation of further initiatives of joint international cooperation between Europe and China in water innovation, a sector which offers increasing opportunities to all interested actors, in particular European small and medium enterprises able to produce advanced technological solutions. The document is addressed to researchers, governmental agencies, innovative enterprises and private stakeholders who should combine synergies to strengthen innovation capacity and promote social and economic cooperation in both areas of the world.

By identifying needs and priorities in the EU-China cooperation in water innovation, the PIANO SRIA intends to highlight the main opportunities for the development of further collaborative actions engaging public and private partnerships based on the sharing of knowledge and good practices and also contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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