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InnoWise Scale pitching event - ENCE Case Study

The InnoWise Scale pitching competitions focus on finding innovative solutions to reverse water scarcity.

Thu, July 25, 2024

Is recycled water the key to solving water scarcity?

This is the debate question for the 1st 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 InnoWise Scale.

Water recycling is seen as the clearest way to reduce water consumption and make efficient use of scarce water resources. But how can companies implement these solutions? Which are their incentives? Why are they facing administrative barriers? ENCE, the problem holder of the InnoWise Scale Manufacturing competition, is searching for these answers. The panellists will shed light on these questions.

    The Problem Holder

    ENCE is a Spanish multinational company that develops and supplies technologies, automation systems and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Their main challenges related to water management are the reduction in water consumption and pollutants in final effluent and the reuse of water.

    The solution providers

    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 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: Ence (Spain).

    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

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