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Become an Effective Innovator in Water

11th June 2019 - 12th June 2019

Module 1- 11th & 12th June

Module 2 – 17th & 18th July

Ofwat has put innovation fairly and squarely at the heart of AMP7 and expects suppliers and water companies alike to be creative and ambitious in their future plans to meet the challenges that the water sector faces.

Embedding innovation across the UK Water Industry requires a good understanding of market needs, the ability to explore new thinking, and sound business skills to implement new solutions. Future Water Association has created a four-day immersive course in conjunction with Sheffield University, supported by Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water and Southern Water. The sessions will enable delegates to understand the role of innovation, sharpen their creative and commercial skills in the development and implementation of their innovative ideas, products and services as well as understand how to ‘talk to the market’.

The programme will also offer an opportunity for networking across the industry, in both formal and informal settings, with supply chain companies, water companies, and academics to share challenges and collaborate. The next dates for the immersive sessions are:

    • 11th and 12th June 2019
    • 17th and 18th July 2019

If you are looking to bring innovations to the water sector, this course will give you the skills and tools that you need to be creative and business-ready and enable you to approach the market with confidence and a greater chance of success. For water utilities these sessions will help you understand how to bring innovation into your operations to meet your business challenges.


    • Supply chain companies,
    • Water company employees
    • Researchers in the water sector
    • Investors and entrepreneurs

The training programme is delivered at Sheffield University. The two, two-day modules allow participants to put the training into practice in between sessions, plus network effectively with course delegates.

The first module will provide an overview of the water industry business activity in the UK, giving delegates advanced tools to analyse problems, generate creative solutions and create an innovation culture. The second module will cover how to successfully market and implement the ideas developed in the first module, using the right language along with developing a winning business case

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To book your place, find out further information about the training programme, or make an enquiry about hotel accommodation please contact Lindsey Farnsworth: l.j.farnsworth@sheffield.ac.uk

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11th June 2019
12th June 2019
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