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Next EU innovation network should focus on water, says MEP

Suggestion for European Institute of Innovation and Technology emerges from EU research committee

A new knowledge and innovation community set to be launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in 2025 should focus on “water, marine and maritime sectors and ecosystems”, according to a draft report from the European Parliament’s committee on industry, research and energy.

“Among the priority fields identified in the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda, the one on water presents the highest benefit at EU level,” the report published on 23 March said. “It is fully in line with the new EU priorities of the ‘European Green Deal’ as well as with international initiatives such as the UN ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ between 2021 and 2030.”

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