A wide mix of skills and actors combine to deliver NextGen. The project comprises a strong partnership of water companies, industry, specialised SMEs, applied research institutes, technology platforms, city and regional authorities.

For each of them, NextGen builds on an impressive portfolio of research and innovation projects and leverages multiple European and global networks to deliver real impact. It is lead and coordinated by Dutch water cycle research institute, KWR.

KWR Water B.V.
Kompentenzzentrum Wasser Berlin
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Cranfield University
Strane Innovation SAS
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Fundacio CTM Centre Technologic
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
National Technical University of Athens
The University of Exeter
Institute of Communication and Computer systems
European Science Communication Institute
University of Bath
IPStar B.V.
Biopolus Intezet Nonprofit
Water Technology Platform
Apa Nova Bucuresti SA
Abwasserverband Braunschweig
YTL Land & Property
Severn Trent Water Limited
AquaMinerals B.V.
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Waterschap de Dommel
ADASA Sistemas S.A.U.
Catalan Water Agency
Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company
City of Athens
Region of Gotland
Abwasserverband Altenrhein
Clean Technology Universe

Associate partners

Three associate partners in China, India and South Korea further test, challenge and shape our solutions to the most pressing water issues worldwide

Korea Institute of Science and Technology - South Korea

Taposya Social Welfare Organisation - India

Jiangsu (Yixing) Institute of Environmental Industry - China

Close collaborators

NextGen and its partners work extensively with individuals and organisations around the world to advance circular solutions in the water sector.

Our close collaborators are projects, clusters and organisations extending the impact of European Circular Economy initiatives in the water sector and beyond:


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Technology Platforms



International Water Association