Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland

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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.


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.

EIC: Solutions to reduce unrecorded water loss

Water companies are seeking innovative solutions to better quantify and reduce or eliminate the amount of unrecorded water currently passing through meters from their networks.

Deadline for application: 19th July 2019

EIC: Clean water lining solutions

The Energy Innovation Centre is calling for solutions for water companies to enhance performance and extend asset life in a cost-effective way. Specifically, they are interested in solutions for drinking water networks, where a lining, coating or other solution would improve water quality, leakage performance and pipe condition.

Deadline for application: 23rd July 2019

Upcoming Events

Past Events


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