Is the world ready to go fully water-circular by 2050?
This is the debate question for the 2nd session of the InnoWise Scale pitching series, taking place online between the 22nd and the 30th of November 2022 with the title Road to 2030: Future circular water-cycle perspectives in the framework of the InnoWise Scale.
In the report ‘Point on the Circular Water 2050 horizon’, the water sector set itself a set of circular objectives such as going fully circular by 2050. But is the system ready to take that challenge? Which are the barriers that must be overcome? Following the challenge presented by DEYAPH – the problem holder of the InnoWise Scale Climate KIC competition -, the panellists will discuss how realistic that objective is.
The Problem Holder
The Greek Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Pylaia – Hortiati (DEYAPH) is responsible for water supply, wastewater treatment and sewerage services in the greatest Thessaloniki area. The main challenges they face are water sustainability; preservation of water resources; water loss minimization and water safety in the supply chain production, transfer, and distribution.
About the competition:
The InnoWise Scale pitching competitions are the final step after 3 months of mentoring, training, and networking opportunities between problem-holders and solution providers. The competitions focus on finding innovative solutions to reverse water scarcity, and changing water misuse and pollution to reduce, reuse and non-use water.
Winners of the competitions will be granted with 12,000 euros (1st prize) and 10,000 euros (2nd prize) in equity-free cash, to be used for scaling up their business. The evaluation will be based on the innovation and impact of the solution presented.
Moreover, there will be a special prize of 30,000 euros for testing purposes. This prize will be granted to the solution provider that better addresses the challenge and needs of the end user: DEYPAH (Greece).
Full calendar of the InnoWise Scale pitching series
EIT Manufacturing pitching event | 22nd November, 10:00 – 12:45 CET
EIT Climate-KIC pitching event | 23rd November, 10:00 – 12:45 CET
EIT Food pitching event | 28th November, 10:00 – 13:00 CET
EIT Food pitching event | 29th November, 10:00 – 12:45 CET
EIT Digital pitching event | 30th November, 10:00 –12:35 CET