The General Directorate of Water Management (OVF) is an independently operating institute and a central governmental body under the direction of the Minister of Interior. Its headquarter is in Budapest. Activities of the General Directorate of Water Management (OVF) cover the whole country. It coordinates the professional activities of the 12 local water directorates in Hungary.
The Express Innovation Agency is an innovation service subsidiary of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, supporting the Hungarian innovation ecosystem.The International Division of the Agency provides services primarily in the promotion of international research and development calls and consulting services related to applications to HE calls. Water, City and Soil mission beside Cluster 5 (Climate, Energy and Mobility) and cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment) and the widening pillar are among our priority areas. One of the main tasks of the division is to support HE participation by communication, coordination and promotion activities related to the Horizon Europe program, in particular to encourage the application activity of domestic participants and to increase the number of successful applications.
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) is one of the largest universities in Romania and the only one specialising entirely in economics and business studies. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs, doctorates and post-doctoral programs in Economics, Business, Laws, and interdisciplinary fields. The Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD) carries out research activities to ensure scientific and operational support for sustainable development and the achievement of the medium and long-term objectives of EU and Romania. RCSD aims to develop advanced skills that combine interdisciplinary collaboration, systemic approach and transdisciplinary research to ensure scientific and operational support for businesses and policy development in accordance with the objectives of sustainable development. Also, RCSD contributes to the training of future generations leaders having the ability to understand and address the real problems of the economy, society and the environment in an integrated manner.
Biopolus uses ecological engineering principles, specially developed technologies and simulation models for nature-based biological treatment of water bodies. Our focus is water-based circularity, where water recycling, energy and nutrient recovery are combined for additional efficiency, sustainability, and economic benefits. The NBS solutions are harmonious with the local natural and built environment. We have a global presence with full scale projects in Europe, Asia, and the GCC, and we have also been involved in several large-scale lighthouse EU Horizon innovation projects.
The BIOEAST HUB CZ is the first national BIOEAST HUB in the BIOEAST region established in line with the BIOEAST Governance and Roadmap and with the support of BIOEAST NCP and the Ministry of Agriculture CZ to gather stakeholders and support their engagement in bioeconomy. The BIOEAST HUB CZ is the coordinator of two BIOEAST Thematic Working Groups - Fresh Water Based Bioeconomy and Bioeconomy Education established at the macro-regional level.
The Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a cross-border business association with a mission to promote cooperation between Bulgarian and Romanian companies and help them achieve sustainable growth by providing them with tailor-made services. BRCCI implements initiatives and projects in the fields of entrepreneurship, environment protection, transport and connectivity, regional development, digitalisation, education.
Bulgaria / Romania
CWBA - Crişuri Water Basin Administration is located in the western part of Romania and manages the waters located on the territory of the “Crișuri” River Basin, from the public domain and the infrastructure of the Water Management System consisting of accumulation lakes, flood protection dams, inter-basin derivations, water intakes and other specific hydro-technical works, as well as the infrastructure of hydrological, hydrogeological and monitoring of the quality of water resources in its heritage, in order to know and manage surface and groundwater resources.
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is the third largest university in Prague. Backed by one hundred years of history, CZU combines cutting-edge technologies, progressive science and research in agriculture, forestry, environment, engineering, economy, management and business. CZU provides complete higher education, summer schools, lifelong learning courses and the University of the Third Age to over 20,000 people. CZU cooperates with a number of private and public organizations and research institutions both at local and international level. The university is a member of EuroLeague for Life Sciences (ELLS), a prestigious network of universities, and also belongs among twenty-eight members of Agrinatura, a group of European universities and research institutions with aim to foster sustainable agricultural development. In the last years CZU established the Centre for Precision Agriculture, Bioeconomy Platform of the Czech University and Water, Soil and Landscape Centre.
The Institute for Development and Innovation (IDI) is an economic think tank established in Belgrade, Serbia, with a mission to empower people to become economically independent individuals. The IDI utilizes knowledge from economic, social and behavioural sciences, with a vision to establish an economically and democratically developed society based on equal opportunities.
meteoblue AG (www.meteoblue.com) is a Swiss specialist company producing high accuracy weather data covering the entire Earth, using high-resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP), earth observation data, and sensor data. meteoblue delivers weather and climate data via API, downloads, plug-ins etc. adapted to the needs of different user groups. The meteoblue Learning Multimodel (mLM) processing chain combines on the order of 35 public and proprietary NWP models with sensor data and is fully automatic.
Open data such as weather station data and the results of public NWP models as well as ERA5 reanalysis provided by the Copernicus Climate Store form an important pillar of meteoblue commercial activities. meteoblue adds value by combining open and proprietary data via machine learning to improve local accuracy, and by providing efficient access to arbitrary subsets of the data.
meteoblue has a proven track record in (1) the development of special downscaling methods for refinement or adaptation of weather data for diverse customer needs and in (2) the provision of tailored services for agriculture, solar energy, wind energy, building management, city climate management, automotive, transport and logistics, air traffic, media and websites, outdoor and sports, etc.
meteoblue customers range from high-profile multinational companies such as Syngenta, Siemens, Microsoft, to small and mid-sized enterprises in the agriculture, energy, building automation, automotive, air traffic, shipping, tourism and other sectors. Globally known applications include the meteoblue website and apps, as well as MS Flight Simulator 2020.
The National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (NIHWM), public institution, is the national authority in hydrology, hydrogeology and water management. NIHWM develops research activities and provides operational services of national and international public interest for the protection and socio-economic well-being of people. The Institute’s activities are very dynamic, constantly adapting to new requirements and concerns.
Széchenyi István University is halfway between Hungary, Austria and Slovakia’s capital and is next to the Mosoni Danube. The university offers unique training and research in the region, which serves engineering-focused production activities, helping build the North-Transdanubian economy and its social and institutional infrastructure. In the university, we formed a Water Resources Research Group; our primary research focus is on responding to short to medium-term water resource issues and preparing effective water management decisions.
The T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute (TGM WRI), a public research institution, was established as one of the first scientific institutes in the independent Czechoslovak Republic. In the field of hydrology, the TGM WRI focuses on issues of quantification and protection of water resources (especially in response to a series of major floods and drought years), the development and application of methods for measuring and monitoring the parameters of water movement in watercourses and reservoirs, as well as the issue of hydroecology and different aspects of water quality in general.
Naturefilm.hu Society (THU), established in 1996, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for its multi-award winning nature and environmentalist films. We believe that it is possible to contribute effectively to the success of environmentalist initiatives and science via good communication. The Plastic Cup initiative and trademarked brand is a 10-years old spin-off, tackling the plastic pollution of waters with a spectrum of tools. Everything about Plastic Cup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHGup-x1pas
Founded in August 1993, NGO People and Water assists municipalities and regions with the design of programs for the integrated protection of water. NGO activities are devoted to education; implementation of pilot projects; awareness-raising and supporting legislature changes related to utilization and protection of water resources, flood protection, water scarcity, enhancement of biodiversity and negative consequences of climate change mitigation.
The UGAL - ''Dunarea de Jos'' University of Galati (UDJG) is higher education institution in Romania. The University has a legacy in the research of Danube River and Danube Delta (due to its location on Danube’s shore) through the research activities.The UDJG will be involved in this project through the REXDAN Research Infrastructure, which has performant research equipment of new generation, including a river research vessel. UDJG can be involved in research areas related to water, sediments, soil, air, biodiversity, bathymetry, hydromorphology, etc. thus approaching multiple domains: chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, ecology, bathymetry, topography, atmospheric chemistry, sustainable development, etc. UGAL management capacities are sustain by its complex organigram in order to assure a efficient feed-back to all necessary requirements involving the implementation of national and international projects, as well as to ensure an optimum operational management within the projects consortiums.
UNSFA is an institution of higher education and scientific research whose mission is to stimulate high-quality educational processes, development of scientific disciplines and dissemination of knowledge gained in economy and society. As part of the comprehensive educational and scientific system, it is a driving force of social development and the initial force behind the development of agriculture in Serbia and the Western Balkan.
With over 60 years of cumulated experience, the National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection Bucharest (INCDPM) represents a Romanian prominent institution in environmental protection and development of solutions for the sustainable exploitation of the resources and their offered services and assumes its mission to meet the needs of society in the fields of sustainable development, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation and climate changes, on a national and international level.
CCSS is an independent, non-profit association of legal entities which cooperate with organizations and individuals in the Czech Republic and abroad. CCSS activities are oriented in a wide range of thematic areas implemented in international European research projects. The results of these projects aim at supporting small and medium sized enterprises and the development of their activities. Activities also extend to the field of information technology, advisory, education, sustainable development and the development of applications in the field of environment, water, forestry, agriculture, agrotourism, and precision farming.
GeoZentrum Nordbayern is the research team of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The hydro-working group studies inorganic water chemistry and biogeochemical cycles in ground- and surface waters of rivers catchments. The current focus is on the investigation of stable isotope systems of carbon, oxygen and water. This implies investigations of aqueous carbon phases including dissolved inorganic, organic and particulate organic carbon (DIC, DOC and POC) as well as dissolved oxygen, water isotopes, major ions and trace elements.
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KUEI) is an independent non-governmental, fully state-recognized university, founded in 1980, sustained by an ecclesiastical foundation under public law. KUEI’s Aueninstitut Neuburg / Floodplain Institute Neuburg (AI) is a research centre closely linked and affiliated to the Professorship of Applied Physical Geography at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geography. It primarily focuses on applied research on floodplain ecology and restoration, on the development and improvement of near-natural floodplain solutions, on the ecological monitoring, assessment and valorisation of floodplain dynamics and respective ecosystem services.
F6S boosts the growth and scaling of founders, startups, SMEs and other actors in the innovation ecosystem by managing public funded programmes.
The company delivers impact by managing open calls and funding to third parties, driving open innovation connections, coordinating dissemination and communication activities, and conducting exploitation and impact generation activities.
- The Express Innovation Agency
- Biopolus Institute
- The General Directorate of Water Management
- Széchenyi István University
- Naturefilm.hu Society
- The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
- The Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Crişuri Water Basin Administration
- The National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management
- The UGAL - ''Dunarea de Jos'' University of Galati
- National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection Bucharest
The Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- BIOEAST HUB CZ
- The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
- The T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute
- Czech Center for Science and Society
People and Water
- The Institute for Development and Innovation
- UNSFA - University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture
- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
- The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt