WISE innovation in urban water systems of Copenhagen

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In August 2015 the WISE project was initiated with the goal to increase development in urban Water systems in the Capital Region of Denmark through 24 Innovation co-operations between researchers and Small medium sized Enterprises (SME) (the WISE project). The WISE project is a prime example of matchmaking of researchers and enterprises, introduction of the newest knowledge into SME innovation, and creation and improvement of new smart products to the market. The major learnings from the project has been that: interest in cooperation among researchers and SMEs exists and blossoms through the project; it is possible to go far in relatively small innovation projects; the 24 innovation projects perform differently on the output indicators as they have individual strengths. The project also delivers an insight into state-of-art technologies and concepts within urban water systems in Copenhagen which is the city looking forward to welcome the IWA WWC in 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 16 Sep 201821 Sep 2018


ConferenceIWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018


  • Water technology
  • Small medium sized enterprises
  • EU regional development fund
  • Innovation

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Godskesen, B., Philipsen, L., Nielsen, K., Neergaard, B., Kærn, V. A., & Mikkelsen, P. S. (2018). WISE innovation in urban water systems of Copenhagen. Abstract from IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, Tokyo, Japan.