The Water Tower, the new water innovation hub in Buford, announces a partnership with GoHub, an international open innovation hub, with the objective of fostering innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, and supporting the creation and growth of technology startups in the water sector.
With technology playing an increasingly critical role in the water industry, the acceleration of the development of novel technologies is necessary to help water and wastewater utilities become more resilient.
The first-of-its-kind international partnership kicked off on January 1st, 2021. The joint technology entrepreneurship program will focus on water and wastewater treatment, monitoring, metering, predictive analytics, water efficiency, digital water, and other areas of interest. GoHub is entering the new year with over €20M to invest in startups and will be making these funds available participants in this acceleration and venture program.
“With this exciting collaboration, we will be able to offer international expertise on our campus and develop important new advances in utility-focused technologies, allowing us to stay on the forefront of water innovation,” said Melissa Meeker, CEO of The Water Tower. “GoHub’s proven track record in utility innovation and in finding and supporting start-ups, combined with TWT’s resources, will provide huge benefits for our partners and the greater water industry.”
GoHub has over twenty successful start-ups in its global portfolio with innovative offerings in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more. GoHub provides quick access to cutting-edge technologies, breaking down traditional water industry barriers and establishing GoAigua as a unique smart water solution. “We are very excited to expand the portfolio and support the delivery of revolutionary technology offerings to the water sector alongside the remarkable TWT team,” said Pablo Calabuig, CEO of GoAigua Inc.