The consortium agreed the need to develop and sustain active as opposed to passive SME engagement. The project partners used this initial meeting to agree decisive steps to involve SMEs from the onset of EnW to ensure the activities and tools developed by it were fit for purpose and had the desired impact. EnW also hosted local policy maker Eric Vos from the Province of Frysland (above, front center) who highlighted the importance of directly involving local authorities and/or municipalities to assist in the identification of regional challenges and opportunities to support SMEs. "It was great to see so much excitment (and energy) around the project and we think the next year is going to be really exciting with a couple of big deliverables and opportunities to set the EU agenda on energy and water." Dr Michael Green, EnW project coordinator (bottom, furthest right).