THE OPEN INNOVATION HUB FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

25,000 USD FOR PROJECT TEAMS SOLVING WATER-RELATED CHALLENGES

The WAITRO Innovation Award is an opportunity for researchers at WAITRO member organizations to submit water-related challenges or project ideas and team up with other innovators to win USD 25,000, receive specialized training and pitch at the WAITRO Global Innovation Summit in South Africa.

CHALLENGES & IDEAS

UNSW Sydney - The University of New South Wales

2020-01-31

Solar-powered water treatment for remote communities

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water, Energy and Agriculture

Needs: field testing, design optimization, commercialization strategy

IROST - Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology

2020-01-28

Plasma activated water

Challenge Type: Bottom-up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how on plasma technology

Leitat - Leitat Technological Center

2020-01-24

Fungiscreen

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Life Science & Biotechnology

Needs: Expertise on fungi screening, in vitro testing

UIRI - Uganda Industrial Research Institute

2020-01-20

Artificial Coral

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: specialty in ceramic body formulations

Metropolitan Waterworks Authority

2019-12-24

Sanitary Basin

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Sanitation

Needs: know-how mechanical-,material-, structure technology

University of Huddersfield

2019-12-20

Solar Powered Irrigation Resoncance Pump (SPIRP)

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: field test facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa for testing of the prototype pump

TISTR -Thailand Institute of Scietific & Technological Research

2019-12-18

Innovation of Plastic Waste for Wastewater Treatment and Water Reuse

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how system design for water reuse

Leitat - Leitat Technological Center

2019-12-18

New Solutions for increasing water availability in mediterranean agricultrue through zero-km perspective

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how water reuse in agriculture

TISTR -Thailand Institute of Scietific & Technological Research

2019-12-17

Constructed Wetland for Water Reuse and Reclaim

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how membrane filtration systems

TISTR -Thailand Institute of Scietific & Technological Research

2019-12-17

Biological Treatment System for Pesticides Contaminated Water Sources

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Waste Management & Environment

Needs: know -how bioremediation

IAV HASSAN II

2019-12-12

The magnetic technology as an innovative approach for improving wastewater treatment

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: wastewater filtration systems, laboratory for water analyses

CTA - Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia

2019-12-11

Model of social innovation for the appropriation of sanitation solutions in rural communities

Challenge Type: Bottom-up

Research Area: Water and Sanitation

Needs: Know-how on technological sanitation solutions

CTA - Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia

2019-12-11

Technological solutions for water supply of communities

Challenge Type: Bottom-up

Research Area: Water

Needs: Technological solutions

NWU - North-West University

2019-12-09

Participatory approach to developing environmental literacy to protect the use of freshwater resources by African Apostolic faith communities

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: environmental literacy, interaction with church leaders, specialization in theology or politics

RSS - Royal Scientific Society

2019-11-25

Developing Natural Adsorbents for Removal of Pharmaceuticals from treated Wastewater

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how using filtration systems, developing adsorbents to remove organic compounds from water and installing filtration pilot plants

RSS - Royal Scientific Society

2019-11-24

DIGITAL WATER - from data to action

Challenge Type: Bottom-up

Research Area: Water

Needs: Advanced ICT Technologies, Big Data Analysis

WHO IS SAIRA?

WAITRO'S OPEN INNOVATION PLATFORM

WAITRO drives an innovation ecosystem that brings together scientists and engineers working at research and technology organizations (RTOs), governments, civil society, and the private sector across the globe through its open innovation platform SAIRA to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies.

TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH

Define your collaboration needs and submit your Challenge on SAIRA to get connected to the right R&D experts.
Researchers (RTOs)
You are working at an RTO and are looking for technologies or partners?
You are working at an RTO and are looking for technologies or partners?
Companies & SMEs
You are working for a company or SME and are looking for technologies or partners?
You are working for a company or SME and are looking for technologies or partners?
Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
You are working in a start-up and are looking for technologies or partners?
You are working in a start-up and are looking for technologies or partners?
Government & Non-Governmental Organizations
You are working for an NGO or government organization and are looking for technologies or partners?
You are working for an NGO or government organization and are looking for technologies or partners?

TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH

GET CONNECTED TO THE RIGHT R&D EXPERTS

Submit your Challenges on SAIRA and get connected to R&D experts working at research and technology organizations (RTOs). SAIRA’s R&D experts are members of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO), which is drawing on substantial resources in science, technology and innovation of more than 150 RTOs in over 75 countries.

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

RESPOND TO CHALLENGES

SAIRA provides researchers access to Challenges and innovative ideas submitted by other researchers, start-ups, companies, government organizations, and NGOs from all around the world. Identify new opportunities, submit your proposal and engage in research and technology development.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

PROTECTING YOUR IDEAS & KNOW-HOW

SAIRA is different from other open innovation platforms. Users are not required to surrender their intellectual property – if you bring an idea to the table, it remains yours. Open innovation and protecting your know-how and intellectual property can go hand in hand, if the timing and relevant stipulations are right.

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