The Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW) supports innovation by developing demand driven new products and processes in the field of water technology. The CEW brings together governments, entrepreneurs and educational institutions. By collaborating with the university of applied science, support on all levels of experience and education can be provided. With the support of CEW, technologies can be developed and demonstrated from lab scale to full scale. By conducting applied research and product development CEW accelerates innovation. The tailor made approach of CEW can support most needs of SME’s, end users, industries etc. CEW is managing partner at WaterCampus Leeuwarden. Other partners are Wetsus, Water Alliance and regional authorities.