Water Europe Innovation Awards
In response to the market need for innovative solutions, Water Europe is hosting the Water Europe Innovation Awards 2020 with the aim to support the implementation of the Water Europe Vision “The value of water: towards a future-proof model for a European water-smart society”, by raising the visibility of new innovative water-related approaches, solutions, and technologies with high market or high-value application potential!
Water Europe Innovation Awards open their doors to diverse areas of expertise, as five different prize categories are featured, giving this way the opportunity to applicants to stand out in their respective fields of specialization.
Water Europe Innovation Awards categories
SMEs that are innovative both in terms of the solutions and the technologies they create and the way they market themselves and/or their solutions.
Water Governance prize:
Successful governance solutions
Water Technology & Ιnfrastructure prize:
Innovative technologies related to all aspects of the water cycle.
Digital Water Prize:
Solutions providing digital value to water.
Global Water Challenges Prize:
Water Innovative initiatives following the Sustainable Development goals.
Eligibility and conditions
Any entity registered in a Member State of the European Union or Associate Country is now invited to submit innovative breakthrough solutions or technologies that are in line with the Water Europe Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (Water Europe SIRA) in any of these 5 categories. Water Europe Cluster leaders will evaluate all the breakthrough solutions submitted, on the basis of their innovation, market potential, impact, replicability and exploitation strategy. The winning applications will be the innovations characterized as best practices in their field of application with high market potential.
In addition to the prestigious award itself, Water Europe Innovation Awards winners will receive a marketing and communication support package from Water Europe to promote your innovative product. The Winning SME of the SMEs prize category will be rewarded with a 2 years’ free membership at Water Europe.
Discover Water Europe Innovation Awards 2019 winners
Discover Water Europe Innovation Awards 2018 winners
Water Europe Innovation Awards 2018 winners progress
- SmartH2O, Winner of the Digital Water Award 2018
- The WE Digital Water Prize has recognized the hard work of the SmartH2O consortium and the potential impact the SmartH2O solution can bring to the digitization of water utilities, in terms of water conservation, demand management, and increased user awareness. The SmartH2O legacy is growing: several former SmartH2O partners are now collaborating on the H2020 project enCOMPASS, I was selected to start the Chair of Smart Water Networks in Berlin, and the SmartWater service is being developed by Webratio.” Andrea Cominola, Assistant Professor, Chair of Smart Water Networks at Technische Universität Berlin and Einstein Center Digital Future.
- HSBC Malta, Winner of WE Global Water Challenge Award 2018
- Since the awarding of the WE Global Water Challenge prize, HSBC Malta has been able to replicate our nationwide water-conservation campaign - Catch the Drop - from schools and into the wider community with the launch of the HSBC Malta CSR Institute. The Institute intends to train 500 ‘ambassadors’ by 31st December 2019 around Sustainability issues. We are absolutely thrilled to note that since the launch of the Institute in October 2018 our training sessions are fully booked all the way up to March 2019.” Glenn Bugeja, Manager Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Malta
- Concert'eau, Winner of WE Water Governance Award 2018
- After the Water Governance Award 2018, Acceptables Avenirs has applied Concert'eau® for the social acceptance of an experiment of REUSE for spray irrigation of cereal crops in France. The solutions modeled and evaluated led to identify the adaptations of the experiment so that it is in conformity with the technical and economic expectations and respectful of the expectations of the local residents, the farmers, the municipality and NGO. Concert’eau® has confirmed its efficiency to integrate social issues in water management.” Philippe Vervier, CEO, Acceptables Avenirs
- Altered, Winner of WE SME Water Innovation Award 2018
- Since the WE SME Innovation Award, Altered has closed a round of financing that will let us accelerate sales, market rollout and further product development. We are excited to be launching a series of new products and partnerships during 2019. Not least the IKEA partnership that will take us a step closer to our mission to greatly reduce the use of water and energy across the globe.” Kaj Mickos, Co-Founder Altered
- TECHNI, Winner of WE Water Technology And Infrastructure Award 2018
- 2018 - The year of TECHNI in water technology! In 2017, the system won the Oslo NoDig challenge, then the WE infrastructure award under Water Innovation Europe 2018, and recently now the award for best new tool in International Society of Trenchless Technologies. I can only say it has been a fantastic time where the water industry challenges us further. We are developing new robotic systems, performing branch pipe services and taking up new challenges like the safety and security of water supply.” Dag Almar Hansen, CEO, TECHNI