Are you an inventor or creative thinker?

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Got an innovative idea that will help businesses or public sector sites be more efficient and use water more effectively in the future?


We want to hear from you! We'd like to know more about your great ideas. As the biggest water retailer in the UK, we work with businesses and organisations of all sizes, and we're keen to promote innovation in the industry and help our customers save money by using less natural resources in the future.
 
It’s part of our drive for innovation and to help businesses of all sizes seize the benefits and savings from using water more efficiently, contributing to lower costs and Corporate Social Responsibility goals (CSR).

The innovation could be something that directly involves water or wastewater or an innovation which results in a business or public sector using less water overall as a result of introducing an innovation.


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Get in touch by emailing waterinnovator@water-plus.co.uk, Further information on what you need to do to enter are in the "finer detail" section on this page. You can read them further down.



There’s three innovator awards, a top prize of up to £5,000 and a runners-up prize pot of up to £2,500. There may also be opportunities for Marketing support and consultancy, which we will discuss with the winning entry/entries. More details on the prizes further below.

We’ll invite the proposals which will have the greatest impact to our Water Plus Innovators’ Insight Day in May 2019, to pitch their idea or product.

The Prizes & Awards

  • There is a top prize of up £5,000
  • We also have a runners-up prize pot of up to £2,500
  • There may also be opportunities for Marketing support and consultancy, which we will discuss with the winning entry/entries
  • Each category also has a Water Plus innovator Award.

We have three main categories:

  1. Business site efficiency product supplier, for established businesses that have supported water/wastewater efficiency or looking to launch a new efficiency product for business sites, charities or public sector organisations.
  2. University and College innovator category – for universities and technology colleges and colleges, their researchers and specialists who are developing/have developed a new water efficiency/efficiency approach or product for business sites/buildings (please state which University/College you are working for/based at in your email and include contact information for a relevant senior person in the University/College department you are based in and a senior person at the University/College).
  3. Garage inventors, for individuals or micro-organisations.
 

The finer detail:

  • Please submit a summary of up to 650 words, outlining your innovation and the impact it would have for business sites and for public sector organisations to use less water in the future.
  • The innovation could be something that directly involves water or wastewater or an innovation which results in a business or public sector using less water overall (eg as a result of introducing an innovation)
  • You can attach photos or a report on the product and any results of its impact to your email.
  • Send your application for the category you are entering to: waterinnovator@water-plus.co.uk. Please use the subject heading ‘Efficiency Innovation’ and include the category you are entering in the body of your email, along with your contact details (email, mobile/telephone number and address).
  • The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 29th March, 2019.
  • There is a top prize of up to £5,000, which could be awarded to one winning proposal or spread across a number, depending on the strengths, benefits and impact towards efficiency for businesses and public sector organisations.
  • There is a runners-up prize pot of up to £2,500, which could be awarded to one runner-up proposal or spread across a number, depending on the strengths, benefits and impact towards efficiency for businesses and public sector organisations.
  • Each category also has Water Plus Innovator Award.
  • There may also be opportunities for Marketing support and consultancy, which we will discuss with the winning entry/entries.
  • If you’re product/invention is shortlisted, you’ll hear from us with an invitation to our Water Plus Innovators’ Insight Day in May 2019. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email between 15th April and 19th April 2019.
For all innovation Terms & Conditions please click here.
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