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 eight Clusters of Aragonese Region in the north-east of Spain, along with Automotive, ICT, Logistics, Food, Health, Aeronautics and Energy.
We are members of the Special Registry of Clusters of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
Between 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 are part of H2020-INNOSUP-01-2017 VIDA project (nº 777795), starting 2018 until 2021, that aims to support SME innovation through funding instruments to increase water-energy efficiency in agrofood areas through KETs. Total budget available for SME: 3.3 M €.
We are members members of INNO-DROP project (nº 731131), strategic partnership for Cluster excellence funded by COSME.
We are members of OXAL, a national Action Group funded by the National Rural Plan 2014-2020 for innovation in wastewater treatment in agro-food industries.
Since 2017 we have the Bronze label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative.