Marks & Clerk, London - 12 May 2016, 08:00 - 11:30
Water Tech Invest combines insights into innovation in the water industry with information on funding opportunities from government sources and updates on successful fund raising from the private sector. A selection of companies which are currently fund raising are invited to present pitches of their investment propositions.
The event offers an excellent networking opportunity for innovators in the water sector to meet potential investors and funders.
Water Tech Invest will kick off with breakfast at 8am and end at 11.30am. Sponsored and hosted by Marks & Clerk, the event will take place in its offices in Covent Garden, London. Water Tech Invest is organised by Cleantech Investor and supported by Isle Utilities.
Who should attend?
Registration & Breakfast
08:00 - 08:30
Networking breakfast will be served from 8.00 am.
08:30 - 08:45
Thomas Prock of Marks & Clerk, the event host, will open the formal section of the event.
Water Sector Funding 1 - Grant Funding
08:45 - 09:00
A review of opportunities for funding for watertech from public sector sources including:
- Innovate UK (which recently released its 2016-2017 delivery plan)
- The £1.5 bn Global Challenges Fund (being administered by BIS)
- Horizon 2020 (the EU technology innovation funding programme)
Company Pitch: Aquamatix
09:00 - 09:15
AquamatiX develops smarter IT systems for more efficient operational management and optimisation of water and wastewater infrastructure. The company has worked with ThingWorx, a leading developer of ‘Internet of Things’ applications, to build WaterWorX™, which adopts a completely new, fast, low cost, open standards approach to real-time network management solutions design and delivery.
Company Pitch: Agily
09:15 - 09:30
Agily is a collaborative goal management app designed for operations managers within utility companies to practise a more agile and efficient leadership. Agily is mobile, light, affordable and adaptable. The app works in the cloud and is accessible from smartphones, tablets and desktops. The app was conceived by Bruno Vinel, a water and electricity sector veteran with experience which includes 20 years with Veolia. It is currently being pilot tested by two large water companies.
Company Pitch: Kelda Technology
09:30 - 09:45
Kelda Technology has pioneered water-in-air shower products that halve water usage and water heating costs through patented shower technology. The company has engineered shower solutions that leverage aerospace and automotive technology to deliver game-changing levels of savings, without compromising on user experience.
Company Pitch: Strathkelvin Instruments
09:45 - 10:00
Strathkelvin Instruments is a leading supplier of precision respirometry and other instruments for the wastewater treatment market. Our laboratory and portable instruments have been available since 1999 and our SCO2PE aeration energy optimisation process has been used in over 60 WWTP since 2008, yielding over 30GWhr per annum of savings. We now introduce our ASP-Con – the activated sludge plant controller combining all the benefits of six respirometric control parameters with over 14 additional operational parameters in a self-cleaning and self-calibrating instrument.
10:00 - 10:30
Water Sector Funding 2 - Private Sector Funding
10:30 - 10:45
A review of the most significant deals in 'water tech' over recent months and of the trends in fundraising in the sector by Fiona Griffith from Isle Utilities.
Company Pitch: NVP Energy
10:45 - 11:00
NVP Energy has developed a unique carbon neutral technology that cleans wastewater to a very high standard whilst recovering valuable high quality biogas that is 100% available for reuse. NVP Energy’s business proposition has global reach, where its innovative energy positive ‘Low temperature Anaerobic Digestion' (Lt-AD) technology works at temperatures below 20⁰C (unique for AD technology) for prospective customers in the food and drink Industries and also the global municipal wastewater industry.
Company Pitch: Mfatech Group
11:00 - 11:15
MFATech has developed WADER (Water Advisory Demand Evaluation & Resource), a predictive water management tool, which it plans to launch in partnership with De Montfort University, with funding from Innovate UK, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Company Pitch: Bactest
11:15 - 11:30
Bactest has developed a technology platform CYTOMAIA, a microbial respirometer that can be used to detect and monitor microbial activity in liquid and macerated solids. Its first product, Speedy Breedy, is a portable microbial respirometer, used to incubate and enumerate bacteria and detect and measure biological activity and contamination in potable water, beer, food and beverage, paint, oil and many other applications. Shepherd, Bactest’s second product, is an Activated Sludge Monitoring and Management System, also based on the CYTOMAIA platform.
Company Pitch: DloHaiti
11:30 - 11:45
DloHaiti's innovative business model serves difficult-to-reach consumers in developing markets, especially those lacking critical public infrastructure for water and energy. The company builds and manages a decentralised infrastructure for clean water to growing communities through local production and a network of local entrepreneurs and distribution channels. This network doubles as a platform for efficient 'last-mile' distribution for a variety of essential daily goods and services, from water and milk to toilet paper and soap. The challenge of reaching 'bottom-of-the-pyramid' consumers stems from the lack of basic infrastructure and logistics for distribution. DloHaiti offers multinational partners a cost-effective and scalable route-to-market model to reach millions of new consumers in rapidly growing markets, all through the necessity of clean water. The company is raising funding to prepare for international expansion into new markets globally.
11:45 - 11:45
Anne McIvorDirector, Cleantech Investor
Thomas ProckPartner, Marks & Clerk
Derek PedleyAssociate Director for Business Development, KTN
Fiona GriffithGroup Director, Isle Utilities
Bruno VinelCo-founder, Agily
Laurie RenoldsCEO, Aquamatix
Michael MurrayManaging Director, NVP Energy
Michael DooleyCEO, Strathkelvin Instruments
Chris JacksonCEO, Kelda Technology
Ian BarkerPrincipal Consultant, Mfatech Group
Annie BrookingCEO, Bactest
Jim ChuCEO, dloHaiti