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12-07-2018  |  990x
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The winner of the WIS Award 2017: Wafilin Systems On the photo, from left to right: Prof. Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus, Hein Molenkamp, Managing Director Water Alliance and Jos van Dalfsen, R&D Manager Wafilin Systems.

Ten nominees for the WIS Award 2018

Searching for brilliant innovations and market opportunities

The Water Alliance has announced the ten water technology companies that are battling for the prestigious Water Alliance Innovation Stimulation Award (WIS) 2018 during the European Water Technology Week (EWTW: from 24 September to 27 September in Leeuwarden)

The nominees are: CirTec, Bronwater Zuivering Nederland, FORU-Solution, SolteQ Energy, Hydraloop International, Mijn Waterfabriek, SEMiLLA Sanitation Hubs BV, WLN, Royal Eijkelkamp and SenZ2. The companies will present their innovations to the jury and an international audience during two rounds of pitches in September. There is a lot riding on the outcome: not only will the participants be thrust into the international spotlight, but they also stand to win a marketing and PR package worth €10,000.
The WIS Award is part of the European Water Technology Week (EWTW), which will be held between 24 and 27 September in Leeuwarden. A full international programme has been prepared in the context of Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018, and includes a large scientific congress, an international business symposium, matchmaking sessions and numerous tours and network meetings.
The WIS Award kicks off on Monday, 24 September with a preliminary round in the City Theatre de Harmonie, where all ten companies will present their innovations. The final will follow on Wednesday 26 September, with the winner being announced directly. The final will be held at the WestCord WTC Hotel Leeuwarden, the principal backdrop for the EWTW event alongside de Harmonie and WaterCampus Leeuwarden.

The organiser Water Alliance has the core task of stimulating the national and international activities of Dutch water technology companies. As a result, the WIS Award is focused both on brilliant innovations and on their market potential. Each year the jury, chaired by Prof. Cees Buisman, ask critical questions that concentrate on these qualities.
The crop of 2018 looks to be highly impressive. The nominees and their innovations are introduced very briefly in the supplement to this press release.

Read more about the 10 WIS nominees: https://wateralliance.nl/en/ten-nominees-for-the-wis-award-2018/

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