The Institute of Water Eastern Area Innovation Awards are open to anyone with an innovative idea that has made a difference in the Eastern Area Water Industry. The Innovation Awards are open to all individuals, teams or organisations that operate within the Eastern Area. The innovation must be something that has been applied or implemented in the UK.
This year’s Eastern Area Innovation Award Event was Chaired by Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water, the dragon’s den style day focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with Innovation in the Water Industry.
Pitchers entering the den were asked to pitch their water industry innovations to both the audience and a panel of ferocious dragons, which included Anglian Water’s CEO Peter Simpson and the Director of Integrated Supply Chain Jason Tucker. The winners of this year’s award were Disruptive Technologies with their innovation ‘Sensor solution’.
The Eastern Area Innovation Awards ‘Dragons Den’ was held on January 30th at Cranfield University. The event was chaired by Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water. Dragons for the day included; Peter Simpson – CEO, Anglian Water and National President Institute of Water, Paul Valleley – Director of Water Quality, Anglian Water and Eastern Area President, Institute of Water, Professor Tom Stephenson – Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation, Cranfield University and Paul Hickey – Deputy Director Water Quality, Environment Agency.
The winners were Concrete Canvas Ltd (Lee Church from Concrete Canvas is pictured with Paul Valleley) with their innovative solution to civil engineering challenges – ‘concrete on a roll’. Runners up were; CustoMem with their impressive new selective granular media for water treatment and Suds-Solutions and their unique storm attenuation system.
2015/16 – Matt Simpson
2014/15 – APEM
2013/14 – Radio Data Networks
2012/13 – Veolia Water
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