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TNO Project wins EIT Innovation Award 2016

26 Apr 2016

On 25th of april, Climate-KIC-project 'Water & Energy for Climate Change - WE4CC', coordinated by TNO, has been awarded the Innovators Award from the European Institute of Technology (EIT). The Innovators Award, for developing an innovative product, service or process with an outstanding potential for positive societal and economic impact, was given to Norbert Kuipers during the annual EIT-meeting.
(Norbert Kuipers, second from right)

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to enhance Europe’s ability to innovate, which translates into adapting quickly to the fast pace of development, being one step ahead in providing solutions to rapidly emerging societal problems and developing products that meet the demands and desires of consumers. It involves more than 270 companies, 105 higher education institutions, 75 research centres and 56 cities and regions.

Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director, said:

“EIT Awards winners are Europe’s top change makers. We are proud to empower these talents to turn their amazing ideas into products and services that create new companies and jobs for Europe.”

Water & Energy for Climate Change

WE4CC-II is a 3 year, 2.7 M€, Climate-KIC innovation project in cooperation with TNO (coordinator), Laborelec (GDF Suez), Naked Energy Ltd. and TU-Berlin. It aims at the technical demonstration, business case evaluation and implementation of new value chains for production of high quality water and indoor air (humidity) control using low grade thermal waste energy or renewable solar heat - with new technologies such as membrane distillation and water recovery from desiccant solutions.

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