Innovation Support Systems The Netherlands Aleid Diepeveen, Netherlands Water Partnership INNOWATER Conference: Europe’s Next Super Model for Innovation Take Away Message • • • • There is No Super Model Innovation: creative and dynamic ecosystems Open Innovation in Networks Share Lessons Learned Innovation support NL until 2012 Innovation drivers: More stringent discharge standards; compliance with regulation; Importance of CSR & reputation management; reducing the water footprint; Resource recovery from waste water streams; ‘’resource water’’; Cost reduction and efficiency enhancement; increase competitiveness. Examples Innovation Killing algae with sonic vibrations: LG Sonic Examples Innovation Waste water treatment with aerobic granular sludge: Nereda Innovation support NL from 2012 until … Dutch economic policy: Innovation is needed Ambitions • Top 5 position knowledge economy by 2020 (GCI/WEF) • Public Private Partnerships for innovation by establishing Top Consortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKIs, €500 million in 2015). • Increase Dutch R&D efforts to 2.5% of GDP by 2020 Top Sector Water Netherlands Two pillars of Dutch industry policy 1. Generic policies: stimulating an excellent business environment 2. Top sector approach Sectoral Demand driven Integrated approach Cross-sectoral Three subsectors join forces Maritime industry Delta technology Water technology From technology push only, towards High Tech Businesses Combining technological development and market approach (export) Interesting business cases Blue energy Electricity production from advanced mixing of salt and fresh water Cinerelta Cost-effective Nitrogen removal from wastewater by low temperature Anammox IJkdijk Development, testing and validation of sensor systems on dikes Examples Innovation Metropolitan Food Cluster Drakenstein/PE, West-Cape (South-Africa) Examples Innovation Sustainable production Textile Industry Dhaka (Bangladesh) Cross-boundary Innovation Lessons Learned • Combine societal challenges with economic opportunities (NL, EU/EIP) • Early involvement of end user • Innovation cooperation: – Knowledge Institute, End user, Technology Firm • Visioning / agenda setting at different levels (region/sectoral/national/EU) to create new dynamics.