Making Hydro4U project activities visible and sustainable

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum (Steinbeis) stands for over 30 years of experience in innovation consulting and research funding throughout Europe and beyond. In cooperation with TUM, Steinbeis was strongly involved in the Hydro4U proposal writing and now, we are very glad that the project consortium got the chance to demonstrate small-scale hydropower (SHP) solutions in Central Asia.


In the project, our role is to coordinate the Dissemination and Communication (D&C) activities as well as the Exploitation measures.


Our D&C activities include on the one hand, to raise awareness on the project’s aims and objectives and on the other hand, to enable the communication and networking with our stakeholders in the EU and Central Asia. Hydro4U is connected with SHP stakeholders and similar projects and initiatives via its social media channels like Twitter (@Hydro4Uproject) and LinkedIn and by personal contacts of our partners. You can also follow our progress on the Hydro4U website The website gives you insights into the latest project activities and news, the technical solutions and demonstration sites in Central Asia and will also make available articles and publications. Furthermore, we will distribute a newsletter 2-3 times a year, so please subscribe here to be automatically informed. To support know-how transfer and education on solutions in the hydropower technologies, partner universities in Europe and Central Asia jointly develop educational material and organise webinars and site visits.


In the Exploitation activities, we will clarify exploitable project results pre-defined during the proposal writing and manage intelligent property (IP) rights with a focus on the most promising commercial results. For the market uptake, we will conduct a market analysis and define business models and cases. A roadmap for exploitable results will enable partners to benefit from their joint work in the project.


Authors: Charlotte Schlicke (D&C), Matthieu Grosjean (Exploitation)


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