Are you an inventor or creative thinker?

Please note: This competition has closed. Thank you to all those who sent in an entry. We’ve heard some great ways to save water.



Got an innovative idea that could help organisations across the UK to be more water efficient?

Then we want to hear from you.

With a top prize of up to £5,000, we're on a search for the next big idea that could help businesses of all sizes or the public sector save money or reduce costs by using less natural resources in the future.

Whether you’re an inventor with a genius new product, or a student or professor with a fascinating new approach which’ll make a big impact on businesses, then you can apply today by emailing

Make sure you’re application includes the things we need to see for a chance to win. Read on to find out more.

What happens next?

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 19th April 2019.

If your idea is shortlisted, we’ll be in touch in early-May with an invitation to our Water Plus Innovators’ Insight Day. This will take place in late-May 2019, and you’ll be asked to pitch your idea or product to our judging panel.

The prizes and awards

  • A top prize of up £5,000
  • A runners-up prize pot of up to £2,500
  • There may be potential opportunities for marketing support and consultancy
  • A Water Plus innovator Award for each category


The search for inventors and the awards is backed by Waterwise, the independent campaigning organisation on water efficiency in the UK. Find out more and read our launch information here.

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