New website gives innovators a direct line to Anglian Water

Monday 14 October 2013

A new website gives Peterborough businesses a way to put their innovative ideas and products in front of decision makers at Anglian Water.

Launched by the Water Innovation Network (WIN), the site features a submit your idea portal, which allows individuals and organisations to present ideas that could help to solve some of the current issues faced by the water industry.

WIN, a partnership initiative run by Anglian Water and Opportunity Peterborough, aims to bring together the water company and the wider supply chain to drive innovation and meet future challenges. The new website also provides a creative overview to some of the issues in the water industry, as well as promoting news and events.

Sarah Weaving, Network Development Manager at Opportunity Peterborough said: “Since the inception of this process in 2011, Anglian Water has received in excess of 250 idea submissions from across the world.

“Its a great opportunity for any business, but particularly Peterborough based companies, to get their water-related innovations in front of the decision makers at Anglian Water which, if successful, could lead to the development of new products and services."

One such successful submission was made by Peterborough-based company Royal HaskoningDHV. Their innovative temperature sensing technology for identifying infiltration and misconnections in sewer systems has been a real hit with Anglian Water.

Fola Ogunyoye, Technical Director at Royal HaskoningDHV, said: “Our technology has been very positively received by Anglian Water and has helped them identify infiltration areas in the sewage network.

“This trial with Anglian Water has been a real success for us and demonstrates how Royal HaskoningDHV is leading the way in developing innovative technologies for the water industry."

Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water, said: “The water industry faces huge challenges in the short and long term, and if the necessary technological innovations are to be found, we recognise we must work with the supply chain in a totally new way. We see the Water Innovation Network as an important and exciting development in achieving this goal."

Want to get involved? See what the Water Innovation Network has to offer for you and your business.
Join our free network by visiting the new website or for more details contact Nisa TariqNisa Tariq on 01733 317421.

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