News & Events


Introduction to the Water Test Network event

Speakers from the James 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.


Innovate Irrigation Challenge

AB Sugar, in partnership with WaterAid and the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, has launched ‘The Innovate Irrigation Challenge’. A worldwide initiative to generate new ideas to help further reduce water losses from irrigation in not only sugar, but agriculture more widely.

Scheme opens for applications on the 28th May

2020 Year of Coasts & Waters

2020 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, a year that will spotlight, celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s unrivaled Coasts and Waters.

Deadline for application: 7th June 2019

Upcoming Events

Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival – 8th-12th July 2019

The NWG Innovation Festival is a unique event taking social and environmental challenges and applying exciting problem solving techniques, such as design sprints, data hacks and workshops over five days.

All Energy Exhibition and Conference – 15th-16th May 2019

Connecting the UK renewable energy community to conduct business, network and learn.

Past Events


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