WaterCampus Leeuwarden is the meeting point of the Dutch water technology sector and has the ambition to play a sector uniting role for the rest of Europe as well.
WaterCampus stimulates cooperation between (inter)national businesses, knowledge institutes and governments within the water technology sector, in order to create synergy for world class innovation, education and entrepreneurship. This strengthens the global position of the European water technology sector. Additionally, WaterCampus offers a unique research infrastructure, and is a meeting point for scientists and companies from all over Europe.
The international cooperation organized and stimulated by WaterCampus Leeuwarden leads to knowledge, talent and entrepreneurship that contribute to solutions for global water problems.
Water Campus Leeuwarden is formed by:
WaterCampus forms a chain of links between education, specialised research, test programmes, specialist laboratories, an application centre, demo sites and, last but not least, marketing, matchmaking and successful business, called the WaterCampus Innovation Chain:
From knowledge to business. The WaterCampus Innovation Chain explained (ENG subtitles):
Leeuwarden is an authentic water city, not only because it hosts the finish of the longest ice skating tour in the Netherlands or because of the water in the city’s canals, but mainly because of its specialization in water technology. With its high concentration of companies and education/science institutes and the dedicated research and innovation infrastructure all in the field of water technology, Leeuwarden has become the European meeting point for talent and business in this field. Welcome to the capital of water technology! On top of that, Leeuwarden, European capital of culture in 2018, is a vibrant city inhabited by some 100.000 fairly young and highly educated people. www.leeuwarden.eu
WaterCampus is expanding fast and Wetsus, CEW and Water Alliance are therefore continuously looking for talent in several fields.
The opportunities for entrepreneurs and the support from the sector are made possible by the following partners (please select ‘Company partners’ or ‘Know how and education partners’ above):
The WaterCampus Monitor 2021 (in Dutch only) has been developed in close consultation with the municipality of Leeuwarden and the province of Fryslân, is part of the WaterCampus action plan and, in addition to the KPIs and evaluations of the individual organizations, provides a good picture of the overarching WaterCampus output.