Ontario’s Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) has announced a week-long European trade mission to take place in January 2019, with capacity for seven Canadian water technology companies.

The mission will be supported by funding from the Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) federal government grants and contribution program, as well as a partnership with Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. The mission will visit Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany; and Zagreb, Croatia to showcase Canadian water technologies to utility partners. It will run from January 20–25th.

The mission to Netherlands will be focused WaterCampus Leeuwarden, a hub for the Dutch water technology sector. In Germany, participants will tour water and wastewater facilities and pitch their solutions to the utilities. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the Croatian National Water Company in Zagreb.

Selected participants will receive financial support for 50 per cent of airfare (to a maximum of CAD $2000), accommodation (to a maximum of CAD $200/night), and ground transportation, such as a taxi, car, or bus (to a maximum of CAD $225). The program covers ground transfers specific to the itinerary.

Participants will be responsible for the remaining percentage of the costs, some meal costs, and any costs related to non-program business. Participants must also pay a $500 program fee. For full details about costs, contact Cie-Kay Lam at WaterTAP.

This tour is open to up to seven Canadian water technology companies, with one representative per company. If your company is interested in participating, you can submit this application form to Raad Seraj at WaterTAP no later than December 12th, 2018.

Selected companies will be notified by December 17th, 2018. More details are available on WaterTAP’s website.

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