Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland


Water Dragons Heat 2019

The Water Hub is proud to host one of the Future Water Association’s Water Dragon heats on 9 October 2019 at the Ogden Centre at Durham University.

Arlene Goode, Project Manager of the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service (HNWIS) joins the judging panel.

Themes for this year’s Water Dragons are:

  • Systems thinking in asset and catchment management
  • Water related services for agriculture

We’d love for you to join us at our Water Dragons heat, to listen, question and interact with the fantastic businesses we’ve selected to pitch in two separate competitions in one action-packed day.

Proof of Concept: The first competition will focus on proof of concept ideas, and we’ll invite businesses to give short 3 minute pitches. We’ve got a prize of £1500 for the winner (and £500 for the runner-up) to support product development.

Water Dragons: The second competition will be in collaboration with Future Water Association, where businesses will give an 8-10 minute pitch, and the best two ideas will go on to the final of Water Dragons in early 2020. 

We’ll have expert judges from across sectors, and inspiring keynote speakers from Waterwise and Spearhead Interactive throughout the day. On top of all of that, we’ll be telling you more about opportunities to get support from The Water Hub, from small grants, to business mentoring and access to live test and validation facilities.