Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland


Networking for the Future – Launch Event

The first Networking and Foresighting event run by the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service was held in the excellent Strathclyde University Innovation and Technology centre. Delegates filled the room and feedback indicates that it was a very useful and informative meeting. Presentations from Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highland and Islands Enterprise outlined the service, key messages and objectives and the support available.

An informative session followed on how companies can get access to trial new technologies at Scottish Water’s Development Centres at Gorthleck and Bo’Ness, and on funding opportunities available for 2016/17 from the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The foresight session focused on Sustainable Rural Communities – views from Scottish Water and from the James Hutton Institute highlighted the need to balance water and energy use and to seek to close the loop in the water cycle. The session also demonstrated its relevance to global markets and how innovation and technology can help.

The programme was rounded off with a series of short technology presentations, including some from the Highlands and Islands initiated SBRI competition winners and early entrants to the HNWIS support service.

If you were unable to come but would still like to find out more, all of their presentations are available to view online by clicking the links below.