Water Tech Invest, a Cleantech Investor event, combines insights into innovation in the water industry with information on funding opportunities from government sources and updates on successful fund raising from the private sector. A selection of companies which are currently fund raising are invited to present pitches of their investment propositions.
The event offers an excellent networking opportunity for innovators in the water sector to meet potential investors and funders.
Water Tech Invest will kick off with breakfast at 8am and end at 11.30am. Sponsored and hosted by Marks & Clerk, the event will take place in its offices in Covent Garden, London. Water Tech Invest is organised by Cleantech Investor and supported by Isle Utilities.
Kelda Technology has pioneered water-in-air shower products that halve water usage and water heating costs through patented shower technology. The company has engineered shower solutions that leverage aerospace and automotive technology to deliver game-changing levels of savings, without compromising on user experience.
Strathkelvin Instruments is a leading supplier of precision respirometry and dissolved oxygen instruments for the wastewater treatment market, using technology developed in the biomedical research market.
AquamatiX develops smarter IT systems for more efficient operational management and optimisation of water and wastewater infrastructure. The company has worked with ThingWorx, a leading developer of ‘Internet of Things’ applications, to build WaterWorX™, which adopts a completely new, fast, low cost, open standards approach to real-time network management solutions design and delivery.
Agily is a collaborative goal management app designed for operations managers within utility companies to practise a more agile and efficient leadership. Agily is mobile, light, affordable and adaptable. The app works in the cloud and is accessible from smartphones, tablets and desktops. The app was conceived by Bruno Vinel, a water and electricity sector veteran with experience which includes 20 years with Veolia. It is currently being pilot tested by two large water companies.
MFATech has developed WADER (Water Advisory Demand Evaluation & Resource), a predictive water management tool, which it plans to launch in partnership with De Montfort University, with funding from Innovate UK, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
NVP Energy has developed a unique carbon neutral technology that cleans wastewater to a very high standard whilst recovering valuable high quality biogas that is 100% available for reuse. NVP Energy’s business proposition has global reach, where its innovative energy positive ‘Low temperature Anaerobic Digestion' (Lt-AD) technology works at temperatures below 20⁰C (unique for AD technology) for prospective customers in the food and drink Industries and also the global municipal wastewater industry.
Bactest has developed a technology platform CYTOMAIA, a microbial respirometer that can be used to detect and monitor microbial activity in liquid and macerated solids. Its first product, Speedy Breedy, is a portable microbial respirometer, used to incubate and enumerate bacteria and detect and measure biological activity and contamination in potable water, beer, food and beverage, paint, oil and many other applications. Shepherd, Bactest’s second product, is an Activated Sludge Monitoring and Management System, also based on the CYTOMAIA platform.
DloHaiti's innovative business model allows it to reach difficult-to-serve consumers in developing markets, especially those lacking critical public infrastructure for water and energy. A decentralised, community-level infrastructure provides clean water and energy to growing communities through a network of local entrepreneurs and distribution channels. These established networks serve as a platform for efficient 'last-mile' distribution of a variety of essential daily goods and services such as water, energy, soap and cleaning supplies, as well as basic foods. The challenge of reaching 'bottom-of-the-pyramid' consumers stems from the lack of basic infrastructure. DloHaiti offers an innovative route-to-market that offers multinational partners a cost-effective and scalable channel to reach hundreds of millions of new consumers in rapidly growing markets, all through the necessity of clean water. The company is raising funding to prepare for international expansion into new markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.