From the 18th of January the inaugural £2 million Innovation in Water Challenge (IWC) opens for entries to help tackle the biggest challenges facing the water industry, benefiting society and the environment.
Run by the water regulator, Ofwat, in partnership with Nesta Challenges, Arup and Isle Utilities, the IWC is looking for collaborative initiatives that address the big challenges of today and the future; from achieving net zero, to protecting natural ecosystems from leakages or pollution, and delivering better value for money for water customers in England and Wales.
Entries must be submitted by water companies from England and Wales together with their partner organisations. The partner organisations can be either within or outside the water sector, for example energy, manufacturing, health or financial services. Each winning partnership will receive between £50,000 and £250,000 to support their initiatives. Full details about the prize are available on the Challenge website
The deadline for entries will be on 26 February 2021 at 12 noon (GMT).