Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland

Welcome to the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service

If you would like to keep up to date with news, events, support opportunities and more, please join us.

Join Us

HNWIS provides support and opportunities for innovative businesses in Scotland to create and grow sustainable solutions for the global water and wastewater sector, helping Scotland’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy within a generation.

Established by the Scottish Government through Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, HNWIS works with innovative Scottish companies, particularly SMEs, and supports them along the innovation path to commercialisation.

Connect with us

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to grow the water sector’s capacity to innovate .

Find out how you could potentially unlock a key funding stream for your business here:

@scotent @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland

Season’s Greetings from the @HNWIS_Scot team!

@scotent @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland

On 18 January 2021, the first round of the Innovation in Water Challenge (IWC) will open for entries led by water companies. The deadline for entries will be 12 noon (GMT) on 26 February 2021.

Find out more

@scotent @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland

Join @HNWIS_Scot & @WaterIForum at the free Learning from The Innovators Webinar on 9/12/20 at 2pm to share turning an innovative idea for a new water industry product or service into a commercial success.

@scotent @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland

Scottish companies with innovative solutions - stay tuned for details as Ofwat will be running the first Innovation in Water competition soon. Companies can apply for collaborative project funding £50k-£250k. Great opportunity to work with water companies in England & Wales. 💧

Join the Learning From the Innovators: From Original Idea to Commercial Success webinar – Wednesday 9 December 2020.

A free @WaterIForum Seminar & Workshop supported by @scotgov & @HNWIS_Scot.


@scotent @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland

Join the Wet Networks online event on 18 Nov @ 1700, click here to register and for the agenda.

There will be an opportunity to liaise with the presenters and network after the event, see you there!

@HNWIS_Scot @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland

With great speakers and an interesting agenda we look forward to joining you for tomorrow's @HNWIS_Scot webinar with @CENSIS121 and @DataLabScotland (Wed 4th Nov at 3.30pm). Still time to join us, just click: