Boosting innovation projects is the most relevant strategic priority of ZINNAE. Innovation improves the competitiveness of our companies and at the same time contributes to solve water challenges, include the need for efficiency in water and energy management. ZINNAE works with the innovation ecosystem and main stakeholders linked to water at regional level: large companies, SMEs, research centers, social organisations and public administrations to tackle water –energy challenges and solve them through a innovative approach.
These projects are carried out with public and private funds. ZINNAE has participated in public calls for support to innovation at local, regional and national level. Since 2013 we have also participated in European calls to support innovation.
ZINNAE is the aragonese Water cluster. We are one of the seven Clusters of Aragonese Region in the north-east of Spain, along with Automotive, ICT, Logistics, Food, Health and Aeronautics.
We are members of the Special Registry of Clusters of the Ministry of Economy and Industry.
In the year 2013-2016, we participated with five regions in the WE @ EU project, funded by the call Regions of Knowledge of the 7th Framework Program.
We have participated in two EIP-Water action groups
We are members of Energy in Water European Strategic Cluster Partnership ESCP-4i.
We participate with three European clusters in the INNO-DROP project, to promote excellence in the management of Clusters (COSME Cluster Excellence Programme).
Since 2017 we have the Bronze label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative.