Save-the-dates for the CEWP Business Program – Priority Segment: Urban Water

The CEWP Business and Innovation Program offers a unique opportunity for European Companies to access the Chinese Market for Water Tech solutions. Through a series of events, companies will gain important insight of the market, will be offered several opportunities to be present their solutions and to establish relations to potential Chinese customers, as well as business and project partners.

The China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Business and Innovation Program will during 2019-2021 focus on selected market segments for water technologies. The aim is to contribute to creation of a well-functioning market, to support building of Chinese-European Innovation-oriented partnerships and to facilitate the entry for European Companies to the Chinese Market.

At the core of the Business and Innovation Program, attention will be paid to solutions, which addresses the needs and challenges of the future, including a focus on application of circular economy approaches, the perspectives of digitalization, climate change resilience, supporting the UN SDGs and establishment of frameworks for business-cases. Through Open Innovation Meets, relation-building between Chinese and European Water Sector will be facilitated.

In 2020, focus will be on Urban Water (Sponge Cities and Wastewater Treatment Plants); in 2021, on Rural Water (Water for the Agricultural Sector, and Water Supply and Sanitation Systems for Towns and Villages.


The Urban Water Program will have the following activities, with concrete venues still to be decided:

  • CEWP Market Functioning Seminars, Beijing 20.4., Shanghai 22.4., Shenzhen 24.4.
  • Sideevents @Aquatech Shanghai, 3.6.-5.6.
  • Sidevent @IWA World Congress, Copenhagen, 18.10.-23.10.

Read more about the events here. Detailed draft programs will be available by January 2020.