InnoWise Scale Competition on Water Scarcity: Utilities' case study

Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship: Utilities' case study

Date and time

Mon, September 27, 2021

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EEST

by ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre

About this event

InnoWise Scale supports innovators working on disruptive products or services enabling better water management, optimising water supply and demand, and fostering climate change readiness of the European economy.

The InnoWise Scale activities have been shaped around 3 case studies on water management in the agriculture, infrastructure and water utilities sector, bringing together problem holders with solution providers. The final goal of the InnoWise Scale activities is to accelerate the market uptake of green solutions in Europe.

The Innowise Scale competitions are the final step after a 3-month of mentoring, training, and networking opportunities between problem holders and solution providers.

The Event: Water management in water utilities

This event is one in a series of three. It brings together 6 solution providers, with already developed or close-to-market solutions contributing to better management of water resources in infrastructure.

Winners of the competitions will be granted 12,000 euros (1st prize)10,000 euros (2nd prize) in equity-free cash, to be used for scaling up their businesses.

Moreover, there will be a special of 30,000 euros for testing purposes. This prize will be granted to the solution provider that better addresses the needs of the: Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Pylaia-Hortiati (Greece)

Meet the participants.

The problem holderMunicipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Pylaia-Hortiati (Greece)

The Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Pylaia - Hortiati (greatest Thessaloniki area) is responsible for water supply, wastewater treatment and sewerage services.

The Solution Providers:

1. Droople

2. Shayp

3. EMBIO Diagnostics LTD


5. Enging - Make Solutions

6. Nanoplasmas



Mrs. Eva Enyedi, Project Manager - Water Scarcity in Southern Europe - EIT Climate-KIC

15h15 Interview: DEYAPH CASE STUDY

Mr. Thomas Seitaridis, Chemical Engineer, Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Pylaia-Hortiati

interviewed by Mrs. Lydia Papadaki, Manager EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece

15h30 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The challenge of Water Scarcity in Europe

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, Professor and Director of ReSEES Research Laboratory Athens University of Economics and Business, Director, Sustainable Development Unit (SD.U) and EIT Climate- KIC HUB Greece, ATHENA RC, Fellow World Academy of Art and Science

15h45 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Innovations in the utilities sector to cope with water scarcity

Prof. Chrysi Laspidou, Professor University of Thessaly, Vice-President of Research and Technology Water Europe

16h00 Innovators pitching

4 minutes + 4 Q&A per scaleup

Members of the Jury:

Prof. Chrysi Laspidou, Professor University of Thessaly, Vice-President of Research and Technology Water Europe

Dr. Gianluigi Busico, Researcher in "Applied Hydrogeology", University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Italy)

Mrs Eleni Toli, Research Associate and Project Manager at at "Athena" Research and Innovation Center

Mrs Ortwin Deroo, Manager Business Development, De Watergroep (Belgium)

16h50 Break


Announcement of the winners and the conditions of the awards


Register here

Similar events:

InnoWise Scale: Water Management in Infrastructure. September 29th, 2021. Register.

InnoWise Scale: Water Management in Agriculture. October 4th, 2021. Register.

*The InnoWise Scale activities and the final competitions are part of the EIT cross-KIC project “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe”.