Your Future in Fresh Water Technology is Here

Water Innovators Wanted!

The Water Council offers programs to help students, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals get to the next stage of development--from unproven ideas to commercial viability, from seed funding to visibility. The Water Tech Hub is your portal for all of our application-based competitions and challenges. It provides you a convenient hub for learning about and applying to open challenges to advance your freshwater technology. Then, through our global network of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, we serve as the conduit between your idea and the marketplace.

CURRENT CHALLENGES

TECH CHALLENGE: ANTI-FOULING, ANTI-SCALE, ANTI-CORROSION COATINGS, MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

Apply by May 9

Tech Challenge is seeking innovative solutions to reduce scale, corrosion and fouling for pipes, tanks, valves and other equipment that comes in contact with water.

Tech interests: Solutions are sought for the following types of potential applications: • Cooling towers and systems • Water and wastewater piping in buildings • Boilers and water circulation systems

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PILOT PROGRAM

Apply by April 25

Pilot Program funders seek solutions to address intelligent stormwater green infrastructure, stormwater quality, stormwater quantity, private property inflow and infiltration, plant process technology or other related water technology applications not listed.

Tech interests: Selected projects must address specific challenges identified by the funding entities while maintaining a cost-efficient, scalable and deployable model.

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We would not have found this specific technology company without the help of The Water Council.

Bob Heideman
SVP Corporate Technology
A. O. Smith

The Water Council has created a really unique platform to accelerate water technology commercialization.

Dr. Junhong Chen
Lead Water Strategist
Argonne National Laboratory

We really are a close community and are supportive of one another. The Water Council has been very helpful in our brand development efforts.

John Tillotson
CEO
Microbe Detectives, a BREW Graduate

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TEAM

Barry Liner

Technical Advisor, The Water Council

Bill Dougan

Entrepreneurship Professor, UW-Whitewater

Dennis Webb

CEO, Sage Water

Ed Javier

Entrepreneurship Program Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Karen Frost

VP Economic Development, The Water Council

Marcia R. Silva, Ph.D.

Assoc. Scientist and Director, UW-Milwaukee Water Technology Accelerator

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