The purpose

At the IWA World Water Congresses in 2016 and 2018, Isle Utilities in partnership with IWA created the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Pavilion and Programme (ET&IPP) encompassing a Pavilion and four Emerging Technology TAG-forum sessions in the conference program.

For the 2021 World Water Congress in Copenhagen IWA, Isle Utilities, DTU Skylab and Ramboll have an ambition of further developing the concept and make it more end-user driven. We want to help the global water sector accelerate end-user-driven innovation by creating a World Water Innovation Accelerator.

Our goal is to bring water-focused tech companies closer to end-users. We want to bring the start-ups and scaleups, including those from the academics, closer to the utilities and water companies, and thereby increase the value that end-users gain from  engaging with innovative tech-companies.