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Sharing water innovation across industries

The Australian Water Association’s Water Innovation Forum provides a platform to share water innovation across the water, construction, food and beverage, and agricultural industries. The event will feature a conference program, exhibition, training workshop and networking opportunities through formal business-matching meetings, social events and pitch sessions. The conference will feature leading experts on innovative solutions for water-smart cities and agricultural and food manufacturing, disruptive technology, financing the innovation value chain and global water innovation case studies.

Day 1 Day 1 will feature three sector-themed streams including:

Water smart cities: New and cost-saving innovations for smart buildings, sport and recreation areas, manufactured buildings and new housing and industrial estates, and the future challenges faced by the construction sector.

Agriculture and food manufacturing: Leading experts from the food and beverage, dairy, meat and agriculture sectors will discuss what innovative solutions are needed to address current and future challenges in these important market segments.

The role of disruptive innovation in customer engagement: Overview of some disruptive innovations and their application in the water sector.

Day 2 Day 2 will consist of two streams including:

Technology commercialisation and adoption training: This is a practical session for innovators to engage with

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water technology end users, investors and IP advisors through pitch review and advice on funding, IT protection, R&D, tax incentives and export. The training will contribute towards AWA’s national accreditation scheme recognising water professionals.

Innovation in the global marketplace: Held in the Exhibition Hall, this interactive session has a strong international focus. Hear about successful global innovation initiatives and new solutions being developed and adopted by industry. Other features of the event include: • Exhibition of water innovations and technologies including a number of full-scale outdoor exhibits and Country Pavilions. • Pitch sessions for 20 technology companies to pitch their innovative products to a panel of experts, with five selected to exhibit in the new Innovators Corner at OzWater’15, Australia’s largest water conference in May 2015. • Blind date for lunchtime sessions for innovators to pitch their product to a panel of experts (investors, technology end users), with five selected to go on a ‘date’ and pursue investment or partnerships. • Tailored business-matching meetings between exhibitors and delegates.

Details at a glance: What: AWA Water Innovation Forum When: 18-19 March 2015 Where: Royal Randwick Sydney Website: www.awa.asn.au/innovationforum15/ AWA www.awa.asn.au

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