Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland

News & Events


The water sector in Scotland: market size research – turnover, jobs, exports and gross value added. 2019 Report

The report authored by Scottish Enterprise aims to understand the water sector in Scotland – turnover, jobs, exports and gross value added (GVA). It covers current R&D activity, current and historic economic performance, expected future performance, plans for growth and related drivers and barriers.

Introduction to the Water Test Network event

Speakers from theJames Hutton Institute, Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service and Scottish Water Horizons, joined hosts James Hutton Limited at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, in giving presentations and advice on how the project can support new water innovations by providing funding for testing and validation and in turn, a faster route to market.

Pioneering scheme aims to pump £1bn into protecting Scotland’s natural environment

A pioneering bid to unlock £1 billion of investment has been launched in an effort to save Scotland’s world-famous landscape and boost the natural environment. The scheme aims to encourage public bodies, non-profits and private firms to invest in Scotland’s natural assets – such as by planting native woodlands or restoring oyster reefs.

HNWIS2 Launch Event – Innovation: Supporting the Hydro Nation Strategy

HNWIS delivered a successful launch event in Glasgow on 7th February 2019, focusing on the major opportunities and challenges for water innovation in Scotland.


Ofwat Emerging Strategy: Innovation Consultation

Ofwat is looking for views on its draft approach to driving transformational innovation. This consultation is focused on what can be done to develop a culture of innovation where everyone is supported to propose and take forward innovative ideas, processes are geared towards innovation, customers are engaged as active participants, and companies collaborate effectively both within and outside of their sector.

Deadline for responses: 20th September 2019

UKWIR Project: Best Practice for trunk main flow monitoring area, call for expressions of interest

This UKWIR project aims to establish best practice / industry standards for using Trunk Main Flow Monitoring Zones (also known as Water Balance Zones) to locate areas with leakage or unaccounted for water on the trunk mains. For an opportunity to get involved, submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) giving an overview of how you would approach the project.

Deadline for responses: 26th September 2019

Severn Trent: Open Innovation Challenge

Severn Trent have an Open Innovation call to any companies with innovative solutions to:

  • Reducing leakage;
  • Reducing abstraction;
  • Creating a carbon neutral business;
  • Extracting all value from waste (circular solutions);
  • Reducing service failure; and,
  • AI & Robotics to support service activities

If you have solutions in any of these area, complete the submission form using the link above.

Upcoming Events

Past Events


The calendar below shows industry events and deadlines for applications to opportunities.