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Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative | Water Pollution Challenge

SECTORS :

Water | Innovation

GRANTING ENTITIES :

Water | Innovation

DEADLINE :

August 31, 2024

TYPE OF SUPPORT :

Challenge

FUNDING BENEFIT :

CHF 175,000

APPLICANTS :

Impact startups

Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative | Water Pollution Challenge

LOCATIONS :

Global

SYNOPSIS

The five-year Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative aims to find innovative solutions to conserve and restore freshwater ecosystems. The third Aquapreneur challenge is seeking high-potential solutions to prevent water pollution and reduce the environmental impacts of contaminated water.


Addressing the harmful impacts of polluted water on the environment requires a holistic approach: innovative solutions to prevent pollutants from entering water in the first place, and once they have entered, to treat polluted industrial water before releasing it back into the environment. Strengthening public water and wastewater treatment systems is also crucial, alongside offering affordable and effective technological solutions for households. Solutions could include advanced filtration, the elimination of wastewater discharges, decision support systems to provide accurate and accessible data for measuring options for both the public and industries, as well as household water testing and filtration.

 

The focus areas of this challenge include:

  • Prevent contamination at source

  • Drive new approaches to water management

  • Optimize public water and wastewater treatment

  • Offer water quality solutions for households


Selection criteria include:

  • Business viability

  • Intention to deliver impact

  • Solution novelty and replicability


For more information check the application process here.

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