Northern Ireland Area Innovation Awards

Northern Ireland Area Innovation Awards 2020, now OPEN!

The Northern Innovation Awards are open to all individuals, teams or organisations that operate within the Northern Ireland Area of the Institute of Water which comprises the operational area of Northern Ireland Water.

The Institute of Water Northern Ireland Area are looking for water industry innovators to take part in their 2020 Innovation Awards.

These awards are open to all individuals, teams or organisations (including supply chain) that operate within Northern Ireland.

The application process comprises of a downloadable ‘paper’ based form, followed by the opportunity to present your innovation to a panel of senior judges at a Dragons Den–style event on Friday 13th March, at NI Water, Westland House, 40 Old Westland Rd, Belfast BT14 6TE.

Innovations can be products, processes or simply a concept. Providing you can present your idea and show the benefits you are free to enter!

Not only do the chosen winners get invited to present their idea at the Annual IOW Conference in Portsmouth in June 2020, but they will also receive:

  • a glass engraved trophy,
  • coverage within the IOW magazine,
  • further invitations to present their idea at regional events including, lunch & learns and IOW rising stars and top management.

How to apply?

Download and complete the application form HERE link to document and email it to


Previous Winners

2017/18 – No Innovation Awards this year

2016/17 – No Innovation Awards this year

2014/15 – Kelda Water Services Alpha Limited

2013/14 – No Innovation Awards this year

2012/13 – Rivers Agency