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Eastern Area Innovation Awards

Institute of Water Eastern Area Innovation Awards

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.

 

2017/18 Eastern Area Innovation Awards – NOW OPEN

Do you have an innovative technology that is set to revolutionise the way the water industry works?

Interested in pitching your innovative solution in front of Anglian Water’s CEO and Head of Innovation?

The Water Industry is changing. Challenges such as climate change, growth, environmental standards, the economic environment and customer expectations, mean that new ideas and flexible responses are needed, if we are to continue to provide our services in a safe and reliable way. Service standards must remain but the industry faces a constant drive towards being increasingly efficient. Innovation is key to tackling future challenges, and is therefore the cornerstone of our flagship event.

Chaired by Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water, our dragon’s den style day introduces the challenges and opportunities associated with Innovation in the Water Industry.

Pitchers entering the den will be pitching their water industry innovations to both the audience and a panel of ferocious dragons, which includes Anglian Water’s CEO Peter Simpson and the Director of Integrated Supply Chain Jason Tucker, who will ultimately decide on a champion. The winning organisation will be put forward for the National Innovation Awards taking place in June 2018.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the event.

To register your interest to pitch, please complete the Innovation Pitch Application Form email it to hello@ideaportal.net

You can also use the opportunity to secure a trade stand at the event, allowing the audience to see in much greater detail what your company/innovation is all about. Email us for more information.

Please register your interest with us before the 29 March 2018.

2016/17 Eastern Area Innovation Award Winners

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 Eastern Area Innovation Award Winners

The Eastern Area Innovation Awards were held on 19th January 2016 in Peterborough.The event was chaired by Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water, and introduced the challenges and opportunities associated with Innovation in the Water Industry.

The day included a “Dragons Den” where organisations within the Water Industry pitched their innovations to both the audience and a panel and ‘dragons’ made up of Anglian Water’s Peter Simpson, Cranfield University’s Professor Tom Stephenson and Eastern area president Paul Valleley.

The winner was Matt Simpson with his ‘UV LED Water Treatment’.

 

Previous Winners

2014/15 – APEM

2013/14 – Radio Data Networks

2012/13 – Veolia Water