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

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

2020-03-20

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

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

MWA

2020-03-10

Sanitary Basin

Challenge Type: Bottom-Up

Research Area: Development Research

Needs: partner specializing in mechanical technology, material technology, structure technology

TUBITAK

2020-03-10

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

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

TISTR

2020-03-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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