Feedback from Participating Start-Ups
“It is important for us to be able to connect with the water ecosystem in a broader way, meet the utilities that are doing this great work and have conversations about the biggest challenges and where we can fit in; having that opportunity at World Water-Tech is a huge advantage for us to be able to understand where we need to go.
The summit is great if you want to connect with executive level decision makers and utility leaders, meet your peers in the tech space and really see what’s going to be happening as next generations solutions for big challenges in our industry.”
CEO and Co-Founder, FREDSENSE
“Cascade Water Products is delivering something new which is a culture change and that is using grey water to flush toilets and it is very important to be getting the message out there that grey water reuse is the future.
The summit is an excellent experience we have really enjoyed being here and have met so many interesting people and listening to the talks as well, has been very educational so I thoroughly recommend coming here.
We have got to look after our precious water resource. We also have to look at the energy involved in processing the water, whether it be for drinking water or for wastewater and we have got to look after the customer, and getting together like this helps people get ideas and from ideas, innovation happens.”
Managing Director, CASCADE WATER PRODUCTS
“I came here to listen to what’s going on industry-wide and with water, both currently and in the future and to learn from that. Certainly the meetings we have had in a very short period of time in a very concentrated area have been beneficial. The conference is set up in such a way that it is designed around meetings and not only socializing, but socializing in a business fashion, which has been extremely good for us – and we certainly look forward to coming back.
The summit is a great opportunity to meet people from all different parts of the industry and learn about their challenges firsthand and be able to ask questions.”
CEO, PONTIC TECNHOLOGY
“The summit was wonderful, the 1 to 1 meetings were great, I was really impressed how open everyone was to discuss their challenges. We are also open to hear about new technology within the sector. I had so many meetings, which was great to face directly with potential customers. This was my priority at the summit.”
Director of Operations, DISPEL
“Water utilities are embracing new and digital technology, it’s just a matter of aligning people from all levels within the organisation.
There are many initiatives to convert digital innovation into real value are already in place. Innovation bootcamps at Águas do Porto are a perfect example of that.
Finally, digital solutions like SwiftComply are part of the answer to a more resilient future that the water sector is looking for.”
Country Manager, SWIFTCOMPLY
“The summit has been really useful for us and it was definitely at the right time. We have met a lot industry experts, gained some insights both from Defra, Ofwat and utility companies and other companies with some cutting-edge innovation. I am very keen to see everyone work together in this way of innovation and collaboration, but also true adoption and making sure both the innovators and the clients (utility companies) actually work together to create the solutions that we need to face climate change.”
CEO and Co-Founder, FIDO