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Innovation accelerator and business growth: water and waste water sectors

11 May 2016

AN INNOVATION ACCELERATOR AND BUSINESS GROWTH AGENDA

When: 11 May 2016, 10.00 – 16.30
Where: Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Cost: Free

This event will provide an insight to the opportunities business have to benefit from innovations in the fast growing water and waste water sectors.

The Water Resources Act (Scotland) 2013 placed a requirement on Scottish Ministers to report to the Scottish Parliament on what steps they were taking to protect and grow Scotland’s ‘water assets’. These assets include our nationally owned water utility, Scottish Water, our globally recognised academic sector, and our growing R&D intensive SME businesses, many of who are already exporting their products and services overseas.

This event will drill down into the opportunities in the fast growing water and waste water sector – it’s a global market, set to double by 2019 from $47.7bn to $93.3 bn (WWWT2015); annual expenditure on water related infrastructure in EU and BRICS countries expected to be up to 1 trillion between 2014 and 2025 (OECD) and market growth at 11% in 40 countries in 2013 in water treatment.

Presentations will be heard on International Market Opportunities; Hydro Nation – an accelerating growth sector and specialist development centres; Case Studies and Innovation Support.
There are opportunities for businesses from a wide range of sectors to deliver solutions into the market, but businesses in sectors such as food and drink, oil and gas and life sciences also benefit from innovations that can make a real difference to the bottom line.

Who's it for?

If you have any interest in the following subjects, come along on the 11 May to discuss your ideas or how we can help you benefit from the domestic and international growth in this important sector: Water and waste water infrastructure – Effluents- Engineering – Nutrient Recovery – Fresh and marine water chemistry and Pollution (pharma and priority chemicals) – Soil remediation- Emerging contaminants – Energy efficiency- Environmental sensors.

Register

To Register Please Email: vanessa.jones@hnwis.scot

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