University of Wisconsin–Madison

Water Council Launches Competitions for Water Technology Innovators

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 The Water Council is sponsoring several challenges designed to identify cutting-edge freshwater technologies and ideas with high potential for commercialization or implementation. A series of Tech Challenges will run throughout the year, and each Challenge is designed around a specific topic identified by corporate sponsors. Every Tech Challenge is open to anyone with a good idea and candidates can submit an application to as many of the Challenges as they like. Prospective technologies can come from entrepreneurs, university students or researchers, professionals already working in water-dependent industries, private sector and government labs or just inventive individuals. Challenge finalists will present in-person to the sponsoring organization to compete for prize money, access to corporate R&D resources and the opportunity to partner on the development, marketing, licensing or sale of the winning technology or idea. Challenge finalists will compete for prize money, access to corporate R&D resources and the opportunity to partner on the development, marketing, licensing or sale of their winning technology or idea. Deadlines for the challenges run from November through January.

Learn more on the Water Council’s website:

https://thewatercouncil.com/programs/tech-challenge/