7th - 8th of October 2020

Aqua Circular On-line Conference 2020


Aquademica Foundation uses an open source approach, in order to create, socialize and globally disseminate solutions for building local circular economies. Aqua Circular On-line Conference 2020 promoted the innovative solutions for all the interested stakeholders in Western Romania, but also from neighboring regions of Hungary and Serbia. The main purpose of the conference was to organize the frame for matching demand and supply in the circular water sector, with the aim to improve the competitiveness of local stakeholders within the regional water market.


The conference was an innovative mixture of circular water project presentations and debates, with the aim of creating business opportunities in regional markets and building strong partnerships among regional water operators, decision makers and technicians from regional utilities, local industry and agriculture, local start-ups, regional universities and R&D centers, technology providers, local and central administrations.


The full conference agenda can be found below, including the materials (in PDF format, in English and Romanian) that the lectors have used for their presentations, as well as a short bio for each lector. 

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Aqua Circular On-line Conference 2020 was organized for the water sector by the Aquademica Foundation (co-founded by AQUATIM, the largest water utility company in Western Romania, and Münchner Stadtentwässerung, the public wastewater management company of Munich), with support from different teams of  European Projects (INTERREG, HORIZON 2020 etc). The recording of most of the presentations mentioned above can be found on the Aquademica YouTube channel.


Aquademica Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to all the people involved in making this event successful: partners, lectors, translators, contributors, sponsors and attendees.


We’re already looking forward to our next conference! 

Take care, stay healthy and see you there!


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Aquademica Foundation


Vocational training courses, consultancy, partnerships initiation & development, scientific events

Aquatim SA

Partner. Aquademica founding member

Drinking water and waste water services regional operator. Timiș County, Romania

Aquaserv SA


Drinking water and waste water services regional operator. Mureș County, Romania


Politehnica University of Timișoara


The largest technical university in Western Romania


Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași


The largest technical university in Northeastern Romania

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering & Biotechnology


Member of Fraunhofer Society (the largest organization for applied research and development services in Europe), IGB develops and optimizes processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry and the environment


Business Development Group


Expertise in market entry & development, stimulating legal & institutional framework, knowledge transfer & capacity building, research & education




Transilvanian Innovations and Technologies Center supports scientists develop collaborations with private industry & public/private research institutions, to gain access to European funding

Zalmo Expert Consult


Consultancy services on smart development, circular economy, general management, organizational optimization, business development, public image, public events, as well as training, coaching, mentoring and team building


EIT Climate-KIC


The Romanian hub of Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative



The NextGen initiative will evaluate and champion innovative and transformational circular economy solutions and systems that challenge embedded thinking and practices around resource use in the water sector. NextGen will demonstrate innovative technological, business and governance solutions for water in the circular economy in ten high-profile, large-scale, demonstration cases across Europe, and we will develop the necessary approaches, tools and partnerships, to transfer and upscale.

"Volatile" Project


Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks - Funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program