WaterCampus Leeuwarden is an innovation ecosystem focused on water technology. The fully integrated ecosystem supports the whole innovation pipeline from new idea to the market. Water technology offers solutions for drinking water, wastewater, process water, water reuse, resource recovery, renewables, energy storage, healthy soils, direct air capture (CO2), bio-plastics, bio-fertilizers, proteins, desalination, emerging compounds and pharmaceuticals, antibiotic resistance, peatland recovery, ecosystem services and re-wilding. Over 250 companies and 25 universities are long-term connected to the WaterCampus and there is ongoing cooperation with 40 countries from Europe, North and South-America, Middle-East and Asia.
WaterCampus acts as European Hub for the Water Technology sector and is supporting start-ups and SMEs to access the world market. Wetsus develops breakthrough innovation in water technology which help to solve many SDGs and brings the Green Deal within reach. Wetsus also trains MSc and PhD students. Upscaling and demonstration projects and BSC education are performed by CEW. Vocational Education and training is offered by CIV-Water. WaterCampus is active in 18 European research and innovation projects in Horizon2020, Interreg A, B, C, COSME, ERASMUS+, Life and EIT Raw Materials.