Water Tech Fest

On May 25, 2016 Water Tech Fest was organized in Leeuwarden as part Startup Fest Europe.

In the physical hotspot for innovation in water technology, the Water Campus in Leeuwarden, we’ve put the spotlight on entrepreneurs and their innovative products and idea’s. The Water Campus will be the global meeting point for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and investors focusing on Water Tech and crossovers in Oil & Gas, Food, Delta, Cleantech and Energy.

About the event

A full day program offered the floor to success stories, but above all to matchmaking between entrepreneurs, investors and end-users. Discussions and negotiations were initiated on different levels to stimulate the development of breakthrough Water-Tech. A “High-Rollers” stage showed the absolute top in Water Tech.

Who was the event for?

The target audience was threefold. Firstly we targeted start-ups and scale-ups in Water Tech and the above mentioned cross-overs. Secondly, we stimulated matchmaking with investors (for instance but not limited to venture capital) that want to invest in promising Water Tech. The third target audience was corporates and end-users who can act as launching customer for new technology.


This event is made possible by the following organisations:

Netherlands Water Partnership

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is a comprehensive network that unites Dutch water expertise. The partnership, consisting of 200 members from private companies, government, knowledge institutes and NGOs, acts as a centre of information on water expertise, policy developments and market opportunities. But NWP is more than an information source; the organization also initiates, coordinates [...]

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Gemeente Leeuwarden

The Municipality of Leeuwarden wants to improve the technologies in the world on three subjects: water, food (dairy chain) and energy.  Helping start-ups is one of the main topics in this process. Connecting, financing and giving podia are the key Instruments. Tweets door @Gemeente_Lwd !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

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Funs Skjinne Fryske Enerzjy

Funs Skjinne Fryske Enerzjy (FSFE) was founded with the primary objective to contribute to the sustainability ambitions of the province of Friesland. The FSFE does this by making available financial resources to projects in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. These projects must make a demonstrable contribution to the energy transition in the [...]

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WaterCampus Leeuwarden

WaterCampus Leeuwarden is the physical core of the Dutch water technology sector and has the ambition to play a sector uniting role for the rest of Europe as well. WaterCampus stimulates cooperation between (inter)national businesses, knowledge institutes and governments within the water technology sector, in order to create synergy for world class innovation, education and [...]

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