Aquatech Innovation Forum 2021
This year’s Innovation Forum will be dedicated to not just the market innovations, but the innovators making it happen. We don’t have time to wait. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (access to water and sanitation for all by 2030) is fast approaching. According to the UN, unless we quadruple our efforts, we will not reach this target. The time of accepting sub-par, leaking and creaking infrastructure and water contamination need to come to an end. To do this, we need everyone on board. Every water professional has a role to play in making sure the innovation mindset runs throughout organisations to ensure our collective performance is continually improved.
- Event Type:
- Nov. 1, 2021
- Amsterdam , Netherlands
The one-day interactive conference was added to strengthen the Aquatech Amsterdam activities in 2019.
Based on the principle of Roman city ‘Forums’, which were the centre for social, economical and political activities, the Innovation Forum was designed to disrupt the conventional conference model.
The Innovation Forum will be the third piece of the Aquatech puzzle and completes the trifecta of events taking place in the same week, also including the Aquatech Innovation Award ceremony and large scale, water focused exhibition.
Often the discussions focus on the solutions: the hardware and software as the only solutions. We accept that technological solutions will help us get some of the way yet, without an accepting company culture and environment, innovations will struggle to scale, to be accepted and implemented to enable long-term water sustainability.
We want to celebrate the people and organisations making this change happen. From utility innovation managers, to start-ups, investors and corporate water managers, the Forum will unite the industry to share their positive and honest stories in a unique, creative and free-flowing festival atmosphere.
- Digital transformation
- Embracing culture change
- Net Zero targets
- Decentralised innovations
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Solution interoperability
- Advanced asset monitoring
- Corporate water innovations
- Remote plant monitoring
- Big Data
Forum Golden Rules
To make sure the Innovation Forum will be a truly interactive and engaging experience, we set the following Golden Rules:
- Sessions will be no longer than one hour
- Everyone participates and
- Zero tolerance on sales pitches: Innovation Forum speakers are there to tell, not sell.
Masters of Water
Do you have what it takes to be a Master of Water? Find out and meet some of the global water leaders who have spent their careers progressing the industry with their proactive adoption of new ideas, technologies and ways of thinking. To make sure you will get what you want out of the Forum, you will help set the content with the free flowing agenda format.
- Start-ups and entrepreneurs
- Investors and financiers
- Corporate water professionals
- Engineering consultancies
- Solution providers/ OEMS
Discussions will focus on innovation and practical solutions to challenges that exist; not unnecessary rhetoric and hyperbole.
The high-level Forum will be fully integrated with the Aquatech Innovation Award in an interactive format: audience members will get to hear exclusive presentations and content on ‘not yet to market’ technologies.
Speakers will be individually selected to deliver targeted, actionable and practical content that address the application of innovative technologies.