12.02.2020. On Thursday, 7 May 2020, the “Conference on Water and Entrepreneurship” took place, organized by H2On-line: “Cycle of conferences on the water sector. Topics such as water resources management, current management challenges, water, sanitation, environment and technology will be some of the topics dealt with”.
Miguel Lemos Rodrigues from Aguas de Gaia; Bruno Abreu from Sofist; Juan Manuel Revuelta from the Finnova Foundation; and Fernando Miguel Fraga from Acreditia were invited to the session.
During the afternoon of Thursday 07 May 2020, the online conference on water and entrepreneurship was held and various topics were presented, among which Juan Manuel Revuelta, director of the Finnova Foundation, presented the CILIFO Project as an example of good practice.
Specifically, the Iberian Centre for Research and the Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) was discussed as a project financed by 75% of the Interreg VA Spain – Portugal – POCTEP (2014-2020) cross-border cooperation programme. It is an example of the strengthening of cross-border cooperation, working procedures and training among the Forest Fire Prevention and Extinction mechanisms in the cooperation area of the Euroregion Alentejo – Algarve – Andalusia. In addition, the Firefighting Open Innovation Lab-CILIFO was presented as an accelerator/incubator of Start-ups and participants were encouraged to participate if they had an innovative idea related to water and fire.