Since 2011, we have supported more than 40 motivated young change-makers in the cewas start-up programme to launch their own business or NGO in the water sector. The start-up programme is built with you in mind and includes thematic lectures, workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions all geared to help you follow your dream and put your innovative business idea into practice!
The 2019 cewas start-up programme is now open for application. Places are limited so hurry up!
Our community brings together young water entrepreneurs, internationally renowned specialists, leading water ambassadors and grassroot organisations, all concerned with sustainably shaping the water and sanitation sector.
Join us and benefit from access to expertise and knowledge, an innovative business development plattform and a strong communication partner.
News | June 20, 2019
cewas is partnering with MiCT, Media Academy Iraq, Borda-WESCA and SuSanA to launch the first edition of its Blue Peace Media Lab in Kurdistan this July. Targeting media professionals such as journalists, bloggers and reporters, the complexity of the challenges related to water and the water sector will be tackled in a constructive manner. Participants can expect an in-depth training, field visits, various exposure opportunities and the Open Eye Award, worth 800 USD, throughout the programme period. Applications can be submitted here.
News | May 6, 2019
The Online Course “Resources, Recovery and Reuse(RRR) Entrepreneurship”, developed by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and cewas, is designed for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs interested in business opportunities in the waste and sanitation sectors. By following this course, you will get sector specific insights and hands-on knowledge and thus have more confidence on starting-up a RRR business and experience less frustration in going through the start-up process.
Click here to learn more!
News | February 11, 2019
In early February, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation invited cewas Middle East and one of our Lebanon-based start-ups, Clean2O, to participate in their annual press conference in Bern.
We were delighted to align with the SDC on prioritising issues around water, and are grateful for the opportunity to speak about our work to such a distinguished audience.
News | January 31, 2019
Download your copy of the newest edition of the SSP (Sustainable Sanitation Practice) journal, with a focus on our very own cewas success stories! From Ecuador to the Middle East, find out how innovation is shaping sanitation practices all over the world.
Sonita Mbah, Blue Springs Cameroon
Poorva Shrivastava, Neera
Anna Beserra, Safe Drinking Water
Jose-Luis Carrasco and Félicien Mazille, Aquasis
“Despite strong competition, cewas provided us with the relevant tools to carve out a niche in Switzerland and abroad.”
Raffael Känzig, Phoster
“The cewas start-up programme allowed me to quickly acquire all the relevant skills to start Phoster. The cewas team also provided a full year of great personalised support during the foundation phase!”