We work with a wide range of partners across the water, sanitation and entrepreneurship sectors to assure the quality of our trainings and programmes as well as to support participants of the cewas start-up programme with a strong network

Main Partners

Lucerne Business Development

Situated in the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne Business Development is the official agency responsible to promote the canton of Lucerne as a business location. cewas is supported as an integral part of the start-up promotion strategy of Lucerne.

Swiss Bluetec Bridge

The Swiss Bluetec Bridge is an initiative of the SDC and supports Swiss start-ups and companies with an interest-free loan of upto 250’000 CHF for mainstreaming innovative technologies and processes benefiting low-income (“bottom of the pyramid”) customers in developing and emerging countries.

Luzern Region West

coordinates the regional development of the western part of Lucerne. Supporting cewas from its inception, Luzern Region West connects cewas and its start-ups with regional actors in the water sector and beyond.

WIN - Water Integrity Network e.V.

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. It combines global advocacy, regional networks and local action, to promote increased transparency and integrity, bringing together partners and members from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia, to drive change that will improve the lives of people who need it most.

Swiss Re Foundation

The Swiss Re Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting care and concern for society and the environment. Launched in 2012, the Foundation aims to make people more resilient towards natural hazards, climate change, population growth, water scarcity and pandemics, along with other challenges to society’s security, health and prosperity.

Knowledge Partners

Hochschule Luzern - Wirtschaft

The Lucerne School of Business is the leading applied research competence centre in Central Switzerland and a part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The University issues upto 15 ECTS Credits for graduates of the cewas start-up programme.

Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship, HTW Chur

Together with partners from the private sector and research, the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship looks to develop and implement practice-oriented economic, technical, organisational and social solutions.

Network Partners and Clients