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Get funding for your water innovation!

Live, interactive training course with international experts

Are you a water entrepreneur looking for funding to scale-up your innovation?

Do you want to learn about how to fund the growth of your company through different stages?

Would you like to understand how to improve your chances to:

-         Get bank loans?

-         Access venture capital?

-         Access EU funding?

-         Tap into international funding opportunities?

This exclusive training is for you!

For €95 you will get:

  1. Access a live and interactive online training session from 4 internationally recognised experts, in a small group
  2. To ask questions and get instant feedback on your plans
  3. Recording of the 4 specific training videos on accessing bank loans, venture capital, EU funding and international funding opportunities
  4. A free copy of the Review of financial tools for SMEs, startups and scaleup.
  5. To ask questions after the training session (3 weeks after your session)

Meet our experts

David Smith

David is the director of Water, Environment and Business for Development (WE&B). WE&B is a specialised environmental consulting company that has tapped into international financing to implement consultation projects in countries across the globe with particular focus in Europe, Africa and Latin America. In this training course, David will provide the practical experience to the theoretical knowhow of how WE&B has implemented projects financed by the World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Global Green Growth Institute, amongst others. The practical examples will provide insights into how the financing works, the pitfalls to working internationally, the benefits and the potential company barriers to tap into this financing.

Gaëtane Suzenet

Gaëtane holds 25 years of experience in the water sector. She is currently Managing Partner of a European advisory company and Co-Founder of the European Water Tech Accelerator. She cooperates with different VC funds in Europe and in the US. She acted as Venture Advisor to Aster Capital, an international venture capital fund. Gaëtane was a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the seed fund within SOFIMAC Innovation. She worked in collaboration with international private equity and infrastructure funds when she was respectively Managing Director of a French Innovation Cluster and Director of European Affairs at WATER UK.

Marco de la Feld

Marco has more than 15 years of experience and a specific expertise in exploitation related activities, awareness raising on entrepreneurship, innovation management and critical analysis of economic factors of the market definition of new markets and new customer segments. Marco graduated from the University of Studies of Naples – Federico II, Faculty of mechanical engineering (energy). He achieved his Doctor’s Degree (PhD) in territorial advanced and composite materials. Since 2008, he is Project Manager and Business Developer in ENCO srl (Naples office) a consultancy company specialised in EU project development and innovation strategy. He is expert for the FOOD – CIRCULAR ECONOMY – RAW MATERIALS – ENVIRONMENTAL – CLIMATE CHANGES to help SMEs in the exploitation activities.

Mark Sciculina Bartoli

Mark is engaged by the EU Commission and United Nations as an expert in the fields of access to finance and environment and is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Fund.   To-date Mark has tapped into both EU and National guarantee funds mobilising over €500 million in bank lending for SMEs.  In this training course Mark will provide insights on when borrowing is the right source of funding, barriers in accessing lending and possible solutions to ease access to lending. 

We have three sessions available, first come first serve!


13 places available

14 places available

Before Your Session...

Please fill out the form below to help guide your training session.


How does the registration work?

You can choose between the 3 available training sessions, once your purchase have been confirmed you will recieve the registration link and the pre-session material.

How many participants do you accept in each session?

Each session is limited to 20 participants. This is to allow time for questions and discussions.

What will the sessions look like?

Each session will last 2 hours, including discussion in plenary and breakout rooms.

What will I receive before the session?

Upon registration you will receive:

A free copy of A review of financial instruments available to startups, scaleups in the water sector

1 week before your session you will recieve:

  1. prerecorded presentations on how to get bank loans, access venture capital, EU funding and international funding opportunities.
  2. a pre-session questionnaire to tailor the discussion to your needs