A global network which will drive innovative, technological solutions to overcome future industry challenges.
The adoption of data led decision making, smart analytics and innovative technologies are increasingly vital as UK water companies strive to achieve their ambition of zero pollution events by 2030.
Whether to sweat, repair or replace water mains is a dilemma facing most water businesses, who have to strike a balance between maintaining an ageing asset base, often with a limited maintenance budget, and increasing customer expectations.
Eleven winners of the Innovation in Water Challenge (IWC) will receive up to £250,000 each for initiatives such as converting waste into green energy and using artificial intelligence and CCTV to spot leaks.
Run by Ofwat and Nesta Challenges, and supported by Arup and Isle Utilities, the IWC’s goal is to fund transformational innovation to key challenges in the water sector.
This was the first in a series of competitions funded through Ofwat’s Innovation Fund that aims to create new collaborations in the water sector so it can meet the needs of customers, society and the environment now and in the future.
Tuesday 27 July, 2021 | Online
A thorough piece of work… Isle Utilities provided continuous feedback and have provided an excellent introduction for our products into an alternative market place
– Sarah Marcham, Camera Value Stream Lead, at Selex ES
I was impressed by the rigour of Isle’s research and their ability to communicate their findings to the target audience
– Gordon Wheale, Project Manager, at UKWIR
The Isle TAG forum allows the best solutions to come forward as well as providing vital funding for technology development
– Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water