Call for Pitches – Water Breakthrough Challenge

Calling all innovators! The UK water sector is looking for new innovations to address its biggest challenges – from reaching net-zero, to restoring our water environments, to tapping into the potential of open data. We want to build new connections between innovative suppliers and water companies for participation in the competitions being delivered through Ofwat’s Innovation Fund (further information on the next competition will be published shortly).

To be considered for future partnerships, you must satisfy an initial screening process. This process will screen for solutions/initiatives/approaches that:

  • Align with one or more of Ofwat’s strategic innovation themes.
  • Are new to the water sector or have had only limited engagement.
  • Have an understanding of what will be required from the partnership to kick-start, grow or scale.
  • Have the capability and capacity to deliver a successful entry.

To enter the screening process, please fill out this form by Friday 10th September, 17:00.

If you satisfy the screening criteria, you will need to be available on 15th or 16th September to record a 3 minute pitch. This pitch must include a brief overview of your solution/initiative/approach and detail on how it will help water companies have a positive impact on consumers, society and the environment.

Your pitch will then be uploaded to the Water Innovation Challenge website on 20th September, giving water companies the opportunity to watch your pitch and book a one-to-one meeting with you if they are interested. These meetings will be held between 20th and 29th September 2021.We are looking to receive a wide range of entries that will showcase a diverse mix of innovative solutions and initiatives.

The deadline to enter the screening process via this form is Friday 10th September, 17:00.