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Let your Ideas ‘Flow’ with NI Water - Event 27th September 2017

31 July 2017 17:25

Interested in pitching your innovative technology, product or service to key stakeholders in the water and wastewater sector? NI Water is partnering with Invest Northern Ireland to host an informative and interactive event on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. 

Paul Harper, Director of Asset Delivery, NI Water comments, “The increasing pressure on water and wastewater systems means the products, services and methods we currently rely on need to adapt so that NI Water can continue to deliver high quality services and support the local economy.  I’d encourage companies to apply to pitch their innovations to water industry experts.  

“This event will provide an overview of current innovation in the water sector and will promote new innovative products and services that businesses are providing to local and global markets.”

Olive Hill, Executive Director, Strategy at Invest NI added, “Invest NI welcomes this opportunity to work closely with NI Water in developing opportunities for businesses in the water sector which can serve as a platform for subsequent export market development.”


The event will focus on providing solutions in the following areas:



1)     Solutions for Utility Strike Avoidance


NI Water have a considerable number of assets below ground in public and private property.  Utility tracing is challenging for some pipe materials, cables etc and is also dependant on the surface and ground make up.  Where assets are not identified in advance of excavation either by utility companies or 3rd parties there is both a risk to the Health and Safety of the construction personal and also of disrupting service to customers.  If you have technology that can be used to identify below ground services to avoid utility Strikes this is an opportunity for you to pitch your product.


2)     Solutions to develop Smart Water and Waste Water Networks


As the Water Sector strives to become more efficient, the dynamic use of smart technologies to inform decision makers to control our assets within our Water and Waste water networks is seen as method to optimise the network on a daily basis and target such issues as real time trade effluent monitoring. This may be a single site based innovation of a system based solution to optimise a large number of assets.  Innovators are invited to pitch at the event on solutions, explaining the monitoring required and how the solution would integrate into the Management of Assets.


3)     Solution for Low TOTEX in Water and Waste Water Treatment systems


With continual focus on the Whole Life Cost of assets, technical solutions for water and wastewater treatment that are more sustainable than conventional treatment solutions are the focus of this session.  This may include new Water and Wastewater treatment processes or systems, including sludge treatment and disposal solutions, which demonstrate overall reduction in costs and/or environmental benefits.  If you have a new solution, then we want to hear from you.


4)     Solutions in Advanced ICT


NI Water seeks innovators to bring forward ideas, by which we can transform our business for the benefit of our customers.  This may be in the form of digital transformation, use of data to inform predictive analysis (eg predictive failure of watermains or sewers), artificial intelligence or some other form of innovative IT solution which may have relevance to the water industry.  If you have any ideas then we want to hear from you.


If you are interested in pitching your innovative technology, product or service then please click here to download an application form. Email your form to on or before Friday 4 August 2017.

Successful companies will be selected and asked to undertake a 5 minute pitch of their Technology, Product or Service to NI Water and key water sector supply chain companies at the Water Sector Innovation event, Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. 



Application Form 


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