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In addition to the sustainable management of resources and good governance, water-related challenges open up a wide field for technological innovation, particularly in the application of nanotechnologies for water treatment, especially ones which are energy-efficient. The challenge for Swiss Bluetec Bridge is to put these cutting-edge 'Swiss' technologies at the service of the poor and ensure that they are sustainably managed. To do this the project must seek to bridge the gap between public support for start-ups and private investment.
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Eau potable et Services d'assainissement de base (WASH) (til 2016)
Ressources en eau à usage agricole
Conservation des ressources en eau
Managing and distributing freshwater resources equitably and promoting sustainable development is one of the major challenges of the twenty-first century. If it continues along the same track, the world will face a global water deficit of 40% by 2030. Against this backdrop, water desalination will certainly become an important aspect of drinking water provision in the future.
While the challenges are considerable, the water market could reach USD 1,000 billion by 2025 – which is huge – opening up a wide field for technological innovation that could benefit Swiss start-ups. There is however a major gap between public support for these small start-ups and private investment: a period during which the firms in question struggle to demonstrate that a profitable business lies behind their technological innovation. Helping to bridge this funding gap to bring these advanced technologies to the poor and enable sustainable management is the challenge to be addressed by the pilot project Swiss Bluetec Bridge (SBTB), which was launched at the end of 2012 by the SDC's Global Programme Water Initiatives.
The purpose of SBTB is to accelerate sustainable access to water and sanitation for local residents – especially the poorest in society – in rural areas and in small towns in developing and emerging economies, by providing them with advanced Swiss technology and innovation.
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1. Increase the number of Swiss companies willing to scale up their business model through private funds. Specifically, the goal is to have at least five companies which, thanks to the quality of their project and the support of the SBTB, will have access to funds to implement their innovation on a larger scale.
2. Establish the first foundations which by the end of the third phase will have made the initiative sustainable.
Principaux résultats attendus:
Principaux résultats antérieurs:
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Coopération au développement
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Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
Bodies involved in research, development cooperation, private capital and enterprise development.
|Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs||
|Budget||Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF 2’313’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF 2’085’408 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget de la Suisse CHF 1’577’000 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF 6’500’000|
|Phases du projet||Phase 3 01.02.2020 - 31.05.2024 (Phase en cours) Phase 2 11.02.2016 - 31.05.2024 (Phase en cours) Phase 1 01.04.2011 - 31.05.2024 (Phase en cours)|