Will Water Innovation Living Lab is a free accelerator for early technology spin-offs and start-ups in the water sector, created and managed thanks to the collaboration of industrial, academic and supply chain players. The project is sponsored by Bonomi Group, technology partners Isle Utilities and CSMT Innovative Contamination Hub and with the collaboration of Acque Bresciane Srl SB and University of Brescia.
The WILL initiative was launched to drive innovation in the water sector internationally. The incubator supports innovative technologies in the water sector to provide innovative solutions that address the challenges of the water sector, such as:
- Water and wastewater treatment
- Non-revenue water
- Real-time data analysis
- Leak detection and intelligent water network
- Sludge treatment and nutrient recovery
- Energy efficiency and GHG emission monitoring
- Control and management of emerging pollutants
The spin-off and start-up accelerator opens with an intensive program that provides knowledge, tools and connections to ensure the success of the emerging companies.
Ten candidates were selected through an international call on the basis of the following criteria
- dedication to the enterprise
- commercially promising initiative in the water sector
- Impact of contribution to sector challenges
The candidates will follow a free 16 week program consisting of training seminars, coaching, co-working, networking and more. The topics tacked will relate to running a start-up/spin-off, legal aspects, business model & go-to-market, investment and marketing, etc.
Fundamental to the course is the opportunity to directly interact with companies in the sector, both industrial and utilities, which make their know-how, people and facilities available for testing and improving the proposed technologies.
The call is open now until 25 November and you can apply via the www.will-lab.it website. WILL is based in Italy but the programme is open globally.
Innovation, technology, imagination, flexibility, and competence are just some of the words that distinguish the path of WILL, a path in continuous evolution that aims at cutting-edge solutions while respecting the environment and sustainability. More information is available at: www.will-lab.it. Follow WILL on LinkedIn at: WILL - Water Innovation Living Lab