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Ofwat has launched the second round of its innovation competition by inviting bids from across the water sector and beyond to find solutions to common challenges that benefit customers, the environment and wider society. Up to £39 million will be available across the two streams of the competition.
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Yorkshire Water, with the University of York, has begun work on a research hub to improve efficiency of wastewater treatment and extract value from sludge processing while working towards its 2030 net zero carbon ambitions
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Collaborative innovation within the water sector is currently high on the agenda, thanks to the Ofwat Innovation Fund. A team from the University of Sheffield has distilled its work on how best to build partnering relationships that lead to viable innovations into a new downloadable guide for the sector.
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After the successful first round of the Innovation in Water Challenge, entries to Ofwat's main innovation competition have opened for water companies and partnerships to win up to £10 million towards finding solutions to sector-wide challenges
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Ofwat’s Innovation in Water Challenge has sparked imaginations across the sector in a united effort to find solutions to common challenges faced by water companies. Utility Week finds out more about Anglian's successful bid: a tool to measure the whole life carbon and costs of assets.
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The main round of Ofwat's innovation competition kicks off in May with collaboration encouraged for entries that can win £1 million to £10 million to advance and commercialise ideas, models and processes that will benefit the whole sector. The regulator has also updated on activity in the first round of the Innovation in Water Challenge.
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The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
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The first round of Ofwat's innovation competition kicks off today with the Innovation in Water Challenge, inviting ideas and pitches from within and outside the water sector with a chance to win up £250,000 of development funds.
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With Ofwat's innovation competition set to launch next month the regulator has given further detail on how intellectual property will be treated, how many entries can be submitted, and more.
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Ofwat has named Nesta as the lead organisation to deliver the water sector's innovation fund and competition. The foundation will be supported by Arup and Isle Utilities.
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Interest in self-supply water licences is growing as sustainability targets make water efficiency a priority for more companies. This is according to WaterScan managing director Neil Pendle, who talks to Utility Week about how industry can work together to lower consumption and what role Ofwat's innovation competition can play.
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Questions around data sharing, financial risk and how the contest would be carried out have been answered by Ofwat ahead of the first round of its innovation fund launching in January
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