WaterTAP and Isle Utilities Announce Partnership

WaterTAP and Isle Utilities Announce Partnership

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


WaterTAP and Isle Utilities Announce Partnership

Organizations to host Water Technology Approval Group meetings during Ontario Water Innovation Week in Toronto this October.

Toronto, Ontario –

August 3, 2016 – The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) is pleased to announce its partnership with Isle Utilities to host the second set of Technology Approval Group (TAG) meetings in Toronto on October 17, 2016.

TAG is a distinctive innovation forum that allows water and wastewater utilities to investigate emerging water sector technologies that have been pre-qualified and vetted by Isle’s global network of experts. In the forum, presenting technology companies address the specific challenges of municipal participants along both water and wastewater technology tracks, including shortcomings of incumbent technologies, current process challenges, and future regulatory and treatment requirements.

After the success of Ontario’s first TAG last October, the event is returning in an expanded form during Ontario Water Innovation Week.

Given the large number of emerging technologies, TAG allows utility managers to effectively access and assess the most promising solutions in the marketplace effectively, among their peers. Likewise, this forum provides technology providers with access to key decision makers. This direct connection creates an invaluable feedback loop to support the uptake of innovative solutions. On average, 50% of end users follow up with technology providers with 25% resulting in a discussion about a trial or sale.

“The Isle TAG forum is one of the most vital venues for groundbreaking technologies to receive consideration from municipal utilities,” said WaterTAP’s President and CEO, Dr. Peter Gallant. “After our successful pilot last year, we are excited to continue our mission of connecting technologies to end users in the Ontario water marketplace.”

“Ontario boasts many successful contributions to the global water industry. Isle is thrilled to partner with WaterTAP to further innovation by supporting utilities as they search for technical solutions,” said Cristina Ahmadpour, President, Isle Utilities, North America. “We are looking forward to delivering this second year of TAG to an eager group of end users, as well as strengthening our partnership with WaterTAP in the years to come.”

WaterTAP invites Canadian water and wastewater utility managers and directors to participate in this year’s TAG event. Please contact Jon Grant (jon.grant@watertapontario.com) at WaterTAP for further information and registration details.

About WaterTAP Ontario

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) was established in 2010 by the Government of Ontario. It brings private sector experience and guidance to helping water industry entrepreneurs gain access to the resources they need to successfully commercialize their products and services and grow their businesses. WaterTAP’s brand promise is: Water technology thrives here. www.WaterTAPontario.com

About Isle Utilities

Isle is an independent technology and innovation consultancy that brings together technical and commercial specialists to facilitate relationships. Our team are highly skilled engineers and scientists with extensive and diverse consulting expertise. www.isleutilities.com

About Ontario’s Water Technology Sector

Ontario is Canada’s financial and industrial centre, a thriving world water technology hub and an established gateway to North and South American markets. Ontario regularly plays host to public and private sector water interests from countries across the world. Ontario is home to more than 900 water technology companies, supported by over 200 research centres, incubators, accelerators and programs that encourage innovative water and waste water technologies and services. Ontario contains or borders on about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. Several of its water sector technology clusters, including membrane filtration and ultraviolet disinfection, are world leaders.


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