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BRUK20180927001

UK Utilities company seeks water treatment solutions providers to collaborate with through services agreement

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ABSTRACT

The UK utilities company is seeking innovative solutions to water treatment that will help them to become more competitive. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: feed forward control,
online real time water quality instrumentation, invasive species management e.g. zebra mussels, zooplankton management and management of iron level in networks. They are keen to incubate businesses and collaborate through services agreement


FULL DESCRIPTION

The UK utilities company manages water treatment and delivery of drinking water over 1.2 million customers across a 2,600 km2 area. They currently supply c.266 million litres of drinking water daily. The company is looking for SMEs who have an innovative solution which may be at research, pilot or early commercialisation stage in order to incubate them and then purchase their product/service through services agreement. Their main areas of interest are feed forward control, online real time water quality instrumentation, invasive species management e.g. zebra mussels, zooplankton management and management of iron level in networks. They are however open to other water treatment solutions which they could help bring to market. The company wishes to collaborate through services agreement whereby the company would be employed to implement their solution and deliver it. However should other collaboration be more suitable, this can be discussed.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The company chosen should be an expert in one or more water treatment solution area, including, feed forward control, online real time water quality instrumentation, invasive species management e.g. zebra mussels, zooplankton management and management of iron level in networks.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The company is looking for inventors, r&d performing companies or start-ups who have an innovative solution which may be at research, pilot or early commercialisation stage in order to incubate them and then purchase their product/service through services agreement. The company chosen should be an expert in one or more water treatment solution area, including, feed forward control, online real time water quality instrumentation, invasive species management e.g. zebra mussels, zooplankton management and management of iron level in networks.
Offerings must meet or be on a path to meet standards set out by Drinking Water Inspectorate and the Environment Agency


Advantages & innovations:

The UK company has access to water treatment infrastructure and data which the SME may not usually be able to access. The UK company acts as one of a network of UK utilities companies that provide water services across the UK. The UK company is willing to offer incubation and test bed facilities for research, pilot projects and early stage innovations.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
UNITED KINGDOM
Profile date
03/12/2018
Deadline
29/09/2019

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Services agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Environment & Protecting Man \ Recycling & Waste Management
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Water Management / Municipal Water Treatment / PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Water Management / Drinking Water
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Water collection, treatment and supply
MARKET KEYWORDS
COMPUTER RELATED / Specialised Turnkey Systems

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number BRUK20180927001