alchemia-nova is participating in the InnoWise Scale Competition. We are one of 6 innovators pitching on 29th of September with our innovative nature-based solutions to face the challenges detected in the infrastructure sector. The winner will install its ‘demo’ in the CIIP, company which manages the water and wastewater service of 59 municipalities in the South area of central Italy, from Adriatic coast to the Apennines, where some of the detected challenges are the distribution of water by uses, variable according to the season of the year, or the search for alternative water sources, as well as the conservation of the natural area.
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About the competition
The programme supports scaleups and SMEs working on innovative products or services enabling a better water management, optimising water supply and demand, and fostering climate change readiness of the European economy though the InnoWise Scale activities.
The InnoWise Scale activities are held on sectoral challenges around water management in the agricultural, infrastructure and utilities sector, bringing together 20 scaleups and SMEs with 3 problem holders from the different sectors.
During the last 3 months, support has been given in the form of mentoring, training, and networking opportunities, to accelerate the market uptake of these green solutions in Europe.
After these months, 3 competitions are going to be held – one per case study. Winners of the competitions will be granted with 12,000 euros, 10,000 euros and a special prize of up to 30,000 euros for testing purposes with the problem holder, based on their capacity to contribute to the water scarcity challenge. Discover the innovation
About the programme
The Water Scarcity program aims to enhance knowledge and overcome barriers to tackle water scarcity in Southern Europe through innovation, entrepreneurship, education and communication.
Water is a precondition to life on Earth and essential for a sustainable socioeconomic development, food security and healthy ecosystems. The growing population, the demographic changes, massive urbanisation trends and climate change, among other factors, are increasing pressure over the available water resources.
This programme carries out a series of activities, from research to innovation and education, to joint efforts and effectively find the appropriate solutions to water shortages in Southern regions, for Europe to lead the way towards a more sustainable future.
The long-term objective of the Water Scarcity programme is to ease the transition to a water saving economy across Southern Europe and contribute to reducing Europe’s water consumption and wastage. More information