Catalyst: ‘Fostering Professional Skills for Circular Economy Transition. A Systemic Approach to Water Management’

28 November - 3 December 2016, Valencia

Topic : Fostering Professional Skills for Circular Economy Transition. A Systemic Approach to Water Management

Location: Valencia, Spain

The Programme

An intensive, six-day course, aimed at increasing the capacities of practitioners to use system innovation to leverage their respective regional water systems.

Participants will learn about the backbone of the Circular Economy and how this is going to affect water systems, infrastructures, utilities, business, consumption habits and the interplay between nature and cities. The course will cover the details of the main challenges and approaches on how to transform the water system in your areas and how to spot the main challenges and opportunities for a transition to a circular approach, taking advantage of other systems.

Insights will be offered on how to involve different actors in a compelling way to combine social, technical and financial inputs into system innovation. There will be a focus on learning how to design a systemic and thorough innovation process putting in place the right tools and methods.

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The course is organised by Climate-KIC with local delivery partner Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).


The course is aimed at practitioners who enable, support and innovate the water sector in supply, sanitation, wastewater services, etc. It comprises a wide range of professionals including:

  • Policy makers and policy staff
  • Water utilities managers and staff
  • Production and recycling managers
  • Technical innovators and entrepreneurs



Course fee: 2000 EUR

50% discount available for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions and NGOs.

Participants from our EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) are exempted from fees and benefit from stipends and financial support to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Incurred travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed up to a maximum of 750 EUR.

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. Early applications are advised. The deadline for grant applications is 31 October.


Applications are open now for applicants from our EIT RIS countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia).


If you have questions about the course content, please contact Rafael Granell Ruiz at  


Application form for RIS applicants