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

While our website is being updated an expression of interest form is available.

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The service provides dynamic, proactive support and opportunities for innovative businesses in Scotland to create and grow sustainable solutions for the global water and wastewater sector.

HNWIS can provide you with expertise, access to specialist support and access to facilities to accelerate you through the innovation journey and get your products to market quicker.

HNWIS is part of the Hydro Nation Water Strategy published in 2012 and has been designed to support economic growth for Scotland through fostering innovation in the water industry, promoting partnering across industry on water-related initiatives. The service will contribute directly to Hydro Nation’s goal of delivering economic gain to Scotland through the creation of new companies and new jobs that drive innovation in the water sector.