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

IROST

2020-04-07

Enhancement of water productivity by artificial lightning (plasma) - Plasma activated water

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Agriculture

Needs: know-how in water treatment systems, plant cultivation systems, plasma applicatoin

RSS

2020-04-06

DIGITAL WATER... from Data to Action - Water Challenge 2020

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how in Data bases, website development, analytics, modeling, digital solutions

FhG

2020-04-04

Filter systems to clean wastewater with laser drilled filter elements with holes smaller 10 µm - WWT - LaserDrill

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how in filter techniques, application for use of laser drilled filter inserts

TISTR

2020-04-02

Constructed Wetland for Water Reuse and Reclaim - TISTR MWA Water - CWA

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how in biodiversity, microalgae, water treatment, materials, membrane

TUBITAK

2020-04-01

Recovery of Salts and Valuable Substances from Membrane Concentrate Streams - RESAVA

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Waste Management & Environment

Needs: consumables, small-cost equipment, reactors

FhG

2020-03-31

Softsensor Development for Efficient Water Quality Analysis - SmartWater

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: treatment plants, expertise in the setup of machine learning, implementation of AI, data modelling for treatment systems

MWA

2020-03-30

Sanitary Basin - SB

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Development Research

Needs: expertise in mechanical technology, material technology, structure technology

FhG

2020-03-27

Region based adaptation of water distribution systems to climate change - Water Challenge 2020

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: field sites, expertise in water management, waste water treatment

RSS

2020-03-26

Developing Jordanian Natural Adsorbents for Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Treated Wastewater Ie - Water Challenge 2020

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how in developing adsorbents, filtration pilot plants

FhG

2020-03-19

Developing water treatment trains for the use of alternative waters in cascading value creation - CASCAPONICS

Challenge Type: Top-Down

Research Area: Agriculture

Needs: Tunisian RTO experienced in water/agricultarl research, wastewater treatment facility

JITRI

2020-03-16

Application of Thermoplastic Carbon Composite Material in 3D printing

Challenge Type: Bottom-up

Research Area: Materials & Surfaces

Needs: corresponding molds, experience in evaluating and testing corresponding prodcuts

TISTR

2020-03-10

Biological Treatment System for Pesticides Contaminated Water Sources

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Waste Management & Environment

Needs: expertise in technology of bioremediation and bioreactor tank

IAV HASSAN II

2020-03-10

The magnetic technology as an innovative approach for improving wastewater treatment - MagWater

Challenge Type: Top-Down

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how in wastewater treatment, filtration systems, activated sludge, laboratory

JITRI

2020-03-09

ProMonitoring and assessment of reused water quality by bioanalytical toolsject Title - Water, high-throughput

Challenge Type: Top-Down

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how in cell-based bioassays, non-targeted analysis of chemical pollutants

RSS - Royal Scientific Society

2020-03-05

Developing Jordanian Natural Absorbents for Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Treated Wastewater

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: know-how using filtration systems, developing adsorbents, installing filtration pilot plants

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

UIRI - Uganda Industrial Research Institute

2020-01-20

Artificial Coral

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Water

Needs: specialty in ceramic body formulations

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

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

TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH

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Researchers (RTOs)
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Companies & SMEs
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Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
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Government & Non-Governmental Organizations
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TECHNOLOGY & PARTNER SEARCH

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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.

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