MEDUWA Vecht(e)

MEDUWA Vecht(e)

The INTERREG VA Priority 1 project MEDUWA -Vecht(e), with each of its six work packages, extends technical and methodological boundaries in water quality management, animal husbandry and veterinary care. MEDUWA thus integrates the INTERREG VA Strategic Initiatives, Health & Life Sciences, Agribusiness / Food and High Tech Systems and Materials.
The 12 innovations generated in the project are distributed over several management aspects: measurement; visualisation and communication; simulation of measures; mitigation and prevention. For knowledge exchange and quality assurance the participating companies of MEDUWA are linked wherever possible to the participating knowledge institutions. In all six work packages the German and Dutch companies and institutions work together.
The watershed information system (WIS) that is developed in MEDUWA integrates products and measurement results from the other work packages for the simulation of measures.
The participating companies use the WIS to test and visualise the efficacy of their products. All techniques and methods successfully developed in the project are exportable worldwide.

The broad cross-border and inter-sectoral MEDUWA consortium operates within a shared river basin (the Vechte) to address a common problem: the environmental cycle of human and veterinary medicines and multi-resistant bacteria that are transferred via water, food, soil and air back to humans and animals. This environmental cycling of contaminants is expected to be intensified by climate change. Interrupting this cycle does not only bring benefits to the health of humans and animals. It makes the meat export-oriented economy less vulnerable to increasingly critical consumers and more stringent international legislation. In addition, cleaner soil and water reduces drinking water costs and is also beneficial for tourism, especially water recreation.

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Planned project costs

8.451.607,00 €

Project Duration

11.10.2016 - 10.10.2020


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Universität Osnabrück

Project partners

Noldus Information Technology BV, Demcon Advanced Mechatronics Enschede B.V. , Wetsus, AVIV BV, Europa Ayurveda Centrum, InProSens, Novaris Orbit Technology, NX Filtration BV, Tournois Dynamic Innovations BV, VitalFluid, Radboud universiteit, Saxion Hogeschool, The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS), Universität Münster Inst. für Hygiene, Universitätklinikum Münster Inst. für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universiteit Twente Water Management, Stichting Huize Aarde, Ubisense GmbH, AMRIF BV, Alloksys Life Sciences BV, Aix Scientifics, Microganic GmbH, Geoplex GIS GmbH, WEIL Wasseraufbereitung GmbH, Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum, Waterschap Zuiderzeeland


Financer Amount
Universitätklinikum Münster Inst. für Medizinische Mikrobiologie 33.426,00 €
Demcon Advanced Mechatronics Enschede B.V. 98.444,00 €
Provincie Overijssel 151.336,00 €
Europa Ayurveda Centrum 161.493,00 €
Universität Osnabrück 37.726,00 €
Tournois Dynamic Innovations BV 54.060,00 €
Smart Hydrology 0,00 €
Alloksys Life Sciences BV 56.004,00 €
Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum 93.467,00 €
MWIDE NRW 297.724,00 €
Provincie Fryslân 35.535,00 €
WEIL Wasseraufbereitung GmbH 155.540,00 €
Waterschap Zuiderzeeland 43.537,00 €
AVIV BV 128.696,00 €
NX Filtration BV 161.519,00 €
Ubisense GmbH 175.206,00 €
The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS) 0,00 €
Wetsus 37.404,00 €
InProSens 133.320,00 €
Aix Scientifics 160.842,00 €
Universität Münster Inst. für Hygiene 33.449,00 €
Microganic GmbH 159.893,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 4.225.803,00 €
Universiteit Twente Water Management 30.956,00 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 535.917,00 €
Provincie Flevoland 19.091,00 €
AMRIF BV 50.146,00 €
Noldus Information Technology BV 100.802,00 €
Geoplex GIS GmbH 200.239,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 595.448,00 €
Novaris Orbit Technology 125.796,00 €
Stichting Huize Aarde 0,00 €
Radboud universiteit 31.109,00 €
VitalFluid 142.135,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 151.336,00 €
Saxion Hogeschool 34.208,00 €