The Australian Water Association has partnered with startup competition platform YouNoodle to launch the Australian Water Innovation Challenge, hoping to find innovative technologies that tackle the issue of sustainable water management.
Open to entrepreneurs around the world, the competition is searching for water technology solutions across sectors like resources, food and drink manufacturing, and energy.
Jonathan McKeown, CEO of the Australian Water Association, said the organisation is hoping to discover ideas that could potentially transform the sustainability of communities and businesses, both in Australia and around the world.
“AWA, and our 4,500 members, understand that innovation and entrepreneurship are necessities for growth, and global growth is only achievable through preserving our most important resource – water,” McKeown said.
“We encourage startups through to well-established companies to get involved in our inaugural water innovation challenge. We are looking for ideas that can transfer across industries, countries and applications. No idea is too big or too small.”
Torsten Kolind, co-founder and CEO of YouNoodle added, “Water is one of our most precious resources and harnessing innovation through competitions is an incredible way to address the opportunities and risks we face globally as we all work to a more sustainable future with water.”
The winner will be announced at this year’s OzWater conference in May and will receive a range of prizes, including a tailored B2B program to help introduce their product to potential clients and users, an exhibition space at the Australian Water Association Innovation Forum next year.
The winning innovation will also receive a promotional campaign targeted at the national water sector and the Australian Water Association’s members.
You can find out more – or enter the challenge – here.