cewas is an “international center for water management services”. As an international competence center for water management, cewas offers various access points: qualified specialists find professional support in establishing their businesses and existing technology or service providers can network with the cewas start-ups, participate in them and thus open up new markets. Investors can reduce their risks by having potential “investment recipients” supported by cewas;governmental and non-governmental organizations can train their employees at cewas and prepare them for new collaborations with the private sector.This project guarantees an inclusive and sustainable society.According to the "think global, act local"-principle, local value creation is promoted in order to develop market-oriented offers for the national and international demand for sustainable solutions in the water management sector. For cewas, the Lucerne West region offers interesting location factors, such as low-cost office spaces, low corporate taxes, and attractive living and leisure options for those involved in the start-ups.The cewas start-up program is unique in that it combines the provision of work infrastructure with thematic course modules and the personal support of the start-ups by renowned water experts. These not only provide their experience and knowledge from science and practice, but also secure the strategic and market-oriented development of start-up business ideas. Bringing together international teams (north-south partnerships) allows the KMU’s to benefit from the Swiss state of the art and science on the one hand and to act quickly in the target countries on the other. The individual course modules of the cewas training program are also open to individuals or organizations who benefit from this platform and can position themselves in the international water management market. Co-operations between cewas start-ups and existing companies in the water sector as well as university institutes in the inland and abroad are also supported.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people