NextGen Eurecat

Transformational circular economy solutions and systems around resource use in the water sector. NextGen project challenges embedded thinking and practices by bringing financially sustainable innovations to life.

To achieve this, NextGen will deliver technological, business and governance solutions for water in ten high profile demonstration cases across Europe and three associate partners worldwide.

NextGen project aims at accelerating, transfer and upscale circular economy practices worldwide by sharing our collective experiences and insights in citizen and stakeholder engagement, business models and services. A market place and targeted development of spin off activities will commercialise effective solutions.

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. Eurecat is coordinating the technical work package of the project aiming at demonstrating the feasibility of innovative technological solution.

General details


NextGen – Towards a next generation of water systems and services for the circular economy

Project reference

H2020-CIRC-2017-TwoStage- 776541

Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the European Union’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 under grant agreement 776541.