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.

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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.

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Webinar: CV-19 Impact on the water sector. Join us, @scotent @isleutilities @ArupGroup @pantonmcleod at 12.30pm 4th June where we explore the impact of CV-19 on the water sector. Find out more and register at the link below. #waterinnovationscotland

Zero Waste Scotland SME Loan funds up to £100,000 for SMEs to reduce energy and resource costs, including water. Click below to apply.

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Join our webinar on May 26th and learn how you as a SME can get access to the support vouchers (with a value up to €50.000) within the project to test, verify or validate your water related technology.

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Apply for a $600k fund if your organisation can demonstrate innovative solutions to ensure access to safe affordable drinking water. Closes 21/5/20.

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Applications are open for Accelerator Stage 1 and 2 of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation Climate-KIC Accelerator. Access up to €25,500 grant funding, coaching etc. by 5pm 29 May 20
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Find out more about SME's accessing support vouchers by joining the Water Test Network's webinar, register here:

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It was a pleasure to be part of the judging panel for the Water Dragons final with @YorkshireWater. High quality presentations, it was a tough decision to make. This competition is a great opportunity for Scottish companies to showcase their innovations. @scotent @HIEScotland

We'd like your views/examples/experience of how COVID-19 impacts the water sector & how can technology help address the challenges? Add your thoughts here, or email us Be part of the conversation! @scotent @HIEScotland #waterinnovationscotland