Interested in pitching your innovative technology, product or service to key stakeholders in the water sector?

Invest NI would like to hear from you if you have an innovative Technology, Product or Service you would like to pitch to an audience of water sector professionals at our Water Sector Innovation event on 26 September.

The innovative Technology, Product or Service must fall under the following four categories:

1) Solutions for energy

The achievement of greater energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction in business activities is an important goal for local and international water and utility organisations.  .

They are continuously seeking innovative ideas and solutions to improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon emissions. If you have a product, process or system that will help them achieve this we want to hear from you.

We are particularly interested in proven delivery in the following areas:

  • Water / waste water network management tools that focus on energy reduction
  • Process analysis tools that are energy focused and demonstrate process improvements
  • Analysis tools that detect energy changes at asset level and provide asset investment decisions

2) Solutions for sensing and analytics

Instrumentation is used extensively throughout water and utility organisation's asset base to provide information on the physical, biological and chemical state of our processes and networks.

We are keen to encourage the further utilisation of “smart sensors” that will provide them with real time analytics at a sustainable cost.

This could include:

  • Hand held devices for field analytics
  • Early equipment fault detection
  • Leakage detection
  • Measurement of emergent contaminants

3) Solutions for people

To enable water and utility companies' staff to provide the excellent service expected by their customers, it is vital that they invest in their staff in terms of their wellbeing, learning & development and giving them the correct tools and equipment needed.

Organisations provide excellent service by having the right people doing the right thing.

Do you have an innovation that fits this description? It maybe health and safety related, work wear or tools that just make their jobs easier?

4) Solutions for customers

Customers are the focus of business. Do you have innovations that we could embrace, which would provide customer delight?

We are interested in:

  • Early fault detection analytics tools
  • Data systems that connect potential asset failures to customer events
  • Connected networks

Successful companies will be selected and asked to undertake a 5 minute pitch of their Technology, Product or Service to key water sector supply chain companies at the Water Sector Innovation Event, Wednesday 26th September 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast.