Two of the country’s leading water companies are coming together in an industry first to present one of the biggest innovation events that the eastern region has ever seen.
Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water will present Innovate East, a three-day event at Trinity Park Showground, Ipswich on 10, 11 and 12 September, bringing together some of the most creative and progressive minds from across the globe.
Innovate East will challenge utility experts, academics, engineers, scientists, commercial businesses, students and customers to work together to develop solutions to a number of challenges currently facing the water industry, the region and society, through a series of fast-paced ‘sprints’ and ‘hackathons’.
Innovate East will address major challenges that water companies and other large organisations are facing, such as water scarcity, climate change, protecting the environment and delivering for customers.
Heidi Mottram, Chief Executive of Essex & Suffolk Water said: “I’m really looking forward to welcoming people from around the globe to Innovate East, bringing some of the world’s leading innovative minds together to develop collective solutions for the benefit of our customers now and many years into the future.
“The pace of change is now huge, with new technologies arriving all the time and the expectations of our customers rising. Therefore it is vital that as an industry we are working together to provide the best services we can.”
You can register your interest in the event and find out more at innovateeast.org.uk.