Industry Technology Approval Group (iTAG)

Established by Isle Utilities, iTAG (Industrial Technology Approval Group) brings industrial water experts together on a professional platform. iTAG addresses the numerous challenges industrial companies face, providing a platform for members to assess the suitability of novel technologies. Technologies include solutions to reduce carbon and water footprints, minimize chemical usage, and achieve compliance with stringent legislative requirements. iTAG bridges the gap between technology innovators and industrial end-users, solving a significant challenge for both parties.

The iTAG platform leverages Isle’s extensive global network of 150+ water users alongside a team of 100+ highly skilled water professionals. These experts continuously scout, assess, and select new water-related technologies to present to iTAG members.

iTAG meetings are held three times a year and bring together water specialists, sustainability managers, and other industry experts. Before each meeting, members receive a curated list of the latest technological solutions, all thoroughly vetted by Isle’s experts. Members vote on the most promising technologies; the top selections are presented and discussed during the meetings. This collaborative process allows members to stay informed about relevant innovations, share experiences, and engage in collaborative trials.

Benefits for Industrial Water Users

iTAG membership has numerous benefits for industrial water users. Members gain access to a global network of industrial water technology peers, providing abundant opportunities to learn from others. Regular meetings feature innovative technology pitches, ensuring members stay updated on the latest breakthroughs. Membership also provides access to a comprehensive online technology database. The database is an invaluable resource, featuring synopses, presentations, user reviews, pilot cases, and SWOT analyses for 1,100+ technologies. Around 100 new technologies are added every year, ensuring members have access to cutting-edge solutions.

Typical iTAG members are managers in technology and sustainability, innovation and SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment). They work in leading industries such as food and beverage, chemicals, consumer products, petrochemicals, metals, and mining. Members gain insights and solutions to enhance operations, save energy, reduce water usage, and ensure regulatory compliance.

Benefits for Water Technology Companies

iTAG provides a platform for water technology companies to showcase their innovations to an audience of industrial water experts. By participating in iTAG meetings, technology providers can pitch their solutions to decision-makers across various industries, enhancing the commercialisation process. An environment of collaborative evaluation fosters dialogue, improves understanding of potential clients’ needs, and increases opportunities for adoption.

Isle Utilities thoroughly vets new technologies before presenting them at iTAG meetings, ensuring only the most promising innovations are showcased. This rigorous selection process enhances the credibility and visibility of participating technologies. The iTAG platform keeps technology providers informed about the latest industry trends, enabling them to tailor solutions to evolving industry needs. 

The iTAG programme contributes to a more sustainable future by driving innovation and efficiency in industrial water management.

For more information about iTAG, get in touch with Rui Brás Gomes, Head of iTAG (Europe): rui.gomes@isleutilities.com.

Key iTAG Industry Sectors Represented by Current Members

 

Chemical Industry

Managing large volumes of wastewater containing hazardous chemicals is a primary challenge in the chemical industry. Companies must also mitigate the environmental impact of their production processes, meeting strict environmental regulations and sustainability targets. iTAG offers cutting-edge wastewater treatment technologies, solutions to reduce chemical reliance, recover valuable resources, and ensure environmental compliance.

 Industrial Water Utilities

Supplying safe, clean drinking water and efficiently treating and recycling wastewater are critical tasks for industrial water utilities. Maintaining infrastructure and environmental regulatory compliance are also essential. iTAG provides advanced water purification technologies, innovative wastewater treatment solutions, and infrastructure management and optimisation tools to meet these needs.

Consumer Goods

Reducing water usage, treating wastewater and managing disposal cost-effectively is crucial for the consumer goods sector. A major industry challenge includes ensuring product sustainability to meet consumer and regulatory expectations. iTAG offers innovative water management production technologies, breakthroughs in wastewater treatment, and sustainable practices to reduce water and environmental footprints.

Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry must manage water and wastewater, minimize its environmental footprint, and ensure compliance with environmental safety regulations. iTAG provides advanced water treatment technologies, resource recovery solutions and technologies for wastewater management and regulatory compliance.

 

TAG Source

Monthly dose of innovation, presenting the latest and greatest adoptable technology (TRL7+) that aligns to the needs of the UK water sector. Opportunity for discussion with innovators as well as learn from fellow UK&I & EU TAG members.

Focus

Four deep dive interactive sessions that bring together the best of Isle’s knowledge and expertise globally to find practical ways to solve the pressing challenges. Isle will curate an agenda with a mix of the latest research, technologies (across TRLs), best practice and thought leadership.

Connect

Annual in person event bringing together the Isle community which has been built over the past decade. A place to hear exciting highlights from our global work, share best practice and build valuable networks. Be prepared to be inspired and challenged.

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Meet the Team

iTAG’s highly-skilled team includes engineers, scientists, and business professionals with extensive expertise and a passion for innovation. Diversity is our key strength. Our team’s breadth of water, energy and environmental sector experience positions us to provide iTAG members with unparalleled support. We are committed to helping our members in their environmental water transition journey by adopting innovative water technologies.
Alisha Syal

Senior Consultant

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Amelia Liggett

Graduate Technology Consultant

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Amelia Mioranza

Senior Program Manager

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Bethany Neucker

Senior TAG Programme Lead

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Chantal R.Kotze

Managing Director South Africa

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Cristina Ahmadpour

President and Managing Director (Americas)

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Denim-Reece Southgate

Graduate Technology Consultant

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Ellie Hudson-Heck (PhD)

TAG Manager

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Erin Zhang

Head of Technology Advisory & Adoption

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Eva Martinez Diaz

Head of Sustainability and smart systems

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Grace Hemsworth

Graduate Technology Consultant

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Greg McNelly

Senior Coordinator

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Ilana Cohen
Ilana Cohen

TAG Manager

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Ioanna Livaniou

Managing Director Northern Europe

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Jo Burgess (PhD)

Head Trial Reservoir Global Services

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Keith Gardner

Director of Asset Management Consulting

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Maria Clara Bandeira Pinheiro

Graduate Technology Consultant

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Patrick Dube (PhD)

Senior TAG Manager

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Rodrigo Valladares

Technology Consultant

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Ronaldo Novaes Ferreira

Technology Consultant

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Rosy Khoury
Rosy Khoury

TAG coordinator

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Stephen Tan

Technology Consultant

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Stuart Woolley

Technology Consultant & Head of Industrial TAG (Europe)

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Thomas Jacks

Head of Dealflow

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Victor Arroyo

Director Latin America and IFI

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