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Neptune

Five water innovation projects have been awarded EU funding through Neptune

The WIN Water Innovation Network, through the EU project Neptune, distributes millions in grants to support innovations that develop technical solutions within water, agriculture and space. Six innovative companies have just recieved funding through Neptune. Companies that all can help in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges connected to water.

104 European SMEs and Entrepreneurs submitted applications under the NEPTUNE Blue Growth Accelerator Call in 2017. In total, close to 200 European companies have applied for Neptune in 2017.

The projects could be granted both financial support and business development support from e g WIN. We had several high-quality applications and eventually the following projects were selected for Neptune funding:

  • DiaPure AB – CyloP-Smart filters for recover phosphorus from wastewater.
  • 4ITAB and Vultus AB – Integrated coastal monitoring.
  • FloCell AB – Large-scale optimisation of chemical precipitation in water and sewage plants on the international market.
  • EPFF AB – Prevention of biofouling in marine and coastal heat exchangers.
  • Watersprint AB – The future water recycling product for households combining two patented technologies.

The projects are granted totally 250 000 Euro divided between the five projects.

– Neptune has given us opportunities to develop our concept to an international market and a shorter time-to-market, says Björn Olsson, MD at FloCell AB

– Win-Win for Watersprint, Sofi Filtration, WIN and the world with the Neptune sponsored water cleaner for households. Without the Neptune contribution, our combined water filtration and water disinfection product would have become a reality significantly later. Now, we have a good opportunity, together with our American partner, to immediately investigate if our product is good enough for US households, says Linda Kokkola, COO at Watersprint.

Moreover, the projects could also apply for coaching and mentoring services from WIN and other cluster members. In total, ten WIN project have been granted coaching from WIN.

The financing as well as the coaching and mentoring support will be one significant step to help these innovative companies to succeed – to everyone´s benefit.

– We are proud to give these companies additional support and resourses on their way to success. The financial support and coaching in combination with international contacts from the Neptune project create great opportunities for the companies, says Maria Sätherström Lantz, Manager at WIN.

The Neptune project has been a huge success in terms of number of applications and cross-border cooperations. There were certain key elements that made Neptune attractive for the entrepreneurs:

  • The accelerator approach with a simplified process to submit, shortened application and a time to grant of less than 3 months;
  • The cross-sectoral and cross-national dimensions, which allow SMEs from different sectors and countries to find complementarities in a joint project to develop innovative technologies, services and products;
  • The great potential for innovation and economic growth of the Blue Economy;
  • The possibility to finance prototype and demonstration which are, by far, the most requested types of support.

 

Read a more detailed description about the selected projects here.

Maria Sätherström Lantz (WIN Water), Mats Alexandersson (4IT AB), Klas Bertilsson (Alfa Laval) and Pete Andersen (Watersprint)

WIN Water Awards 2018

Each year WIN Water rewards members for achievements during the previous year. This year five companies received the WIN Water Awards 2018 at the price ceremony during the partner meeting the first of February. The categories for this year were Ambassador, Cooperation of the year, Wild card of the year and Networking.

Klas Bertilsson from Alfa Laval won the category Ambassador for active support of water innovation and the WIN network inside and outside his own organization.

Vultus & 4IT were awarded Cooperation of the year for finding a new market together and attracting EU funding twice for the same project.

The award for Wild card of the year went to SWATAB for showing the disruptive potential of clean water for business and the environment.

Watersprint won the category Networking with the motivation: for creative business making using the WIN network and active participation at every WIN event.

 

We are proud over our members and their achievements during the year. We are looking forward to the coming year. Keep up the good work!

 

In the picture Maria Sätherström Lantz (WIN Water), Mats Alexandersson (4IT AB), Klas Bertilsson (Alfa Laval), Pete Andersen (Watersprint)

Mia Rolf VD Ideon Science Park, Falsterbo-Vellinge RK, Lennart Olsson, Malmöhus RK, Maria Sätherström Lantz, WIN

“Water – a global core issue” – an article in Nordic Rotary

– Article in Swedish –

Rotary Norden nr 1 2018

 

VATTEN VÄRLDENS KÄRNFRÅGA

MIA ROLF VD IDEON SCIENCE PARK, FALSTERBO-VELLINGE RK, LENNART OLSSON, MALMÖHUS RK, MARIA SÄTHERSTRÖM LANTZ, WIN

Text: Mia Rolf och Lennart Olsson Foto: Alice Hedin

Mia Rolf VD Ideon Science Park, Falsterbo-Vellinge RK, Lennart Olsson, Malmöhus RK, Maria Sätherström Lantz, WIN

Ursprungligen ett yrkesnätverk där medlemmarna skulle kunna lära känna varandra, skapa förtroende och kunna göra affärer med varandra – men göra gott i samhället. En stor del av verksamheten idag förefaller dock enbart inriktad på olika humanitära projekt och sällan nämns det något om någon affärsrelation eller där ursprunget till Rotary framgår.

Rotary Norden når tusentals beslutfattare – låt oss diskutera

Norden som publikation är en stor publikation med upplaga om c:a 60.000 ex. med läsare i samtliga nordiska länder. Läsare som många gånger är så kallade beslutsfattare med insyn i och ofta inflytande inom de flesta av samhällets områden.

Den humanitära delen är viktig, men med stor konkurrens från otaliga andra organisationer med snarlika budskap. Förvisso har Rotary ett fantastiskt renommé och anseende som övergår många. Historien talar för sig självt med Polio+ som ett lysande exempel som få, om någon annan NGO organisation skulle kunna driva. Resultatet är över vad som kunde förväntas med att kombinera Rotarys yrkesnätverk med aktivitet som förbättrar världen.

Går det att kombinera?

Finns det då ett sätt att få in och kombinera den humanitära verksamheten med den affärsmässiga?

Vatten kärnfråga för framtiden – inom Rotary men även i stort.

Tanken kom upp när vi deltog i ett seminarium arrangerat av WIN Water, ett NGO – non profit-nätverk som bildats för att sammanföra intressenter inom olika delar av vattenrelaterade verksamheter. 40 vatteninnovationsbolag från fem länder är knutna till WIN Water idag.

Nätverket har till syfte att föra samman intressenter inom vattenresursområdet för att genom att via en gemensam plattform påskynda utvecklingen. Ett forum för helt olika tankar och idéer med en blandning av icke kommersiella intressenter och direkt kommersiella dito. WINs medlemmar är mycket skiftande från enskilda uppfinnare till stora globalt aktiva verksamheter som ex. IKEA, Baxter, Veolia etc.

Gemensamt samlande är intresset som sträcker sig från ideellt personligt till enbart kommersiella.

Vatten som förutspås globalt bli en av de stora globala bristresurserna framöver med stridigheter redan idag. Rent vatten och förorenat, dricksvatten och avloppsvatten. Området vatten kräver att betraktas med bredd och djup som i sin tur kräver engagemang från helt olika håll.

Kommersiella krafter

Dra nytta av de kommersiella krafterna för att göra gott.

WIN som koncept skulle kunna stå modell för verksamheter där Rotary kan bidra med sitt nätverk. Att knyta samman yrkesverksamma rotarianer med Rotaryshumanitära insatsverksamhet. Redan idag finns det en väl etablerad vattenverksamhet inom Rotary som skulle kunna kopplas samman med WIN för ytterligare förstärka funktionen och öka kompetenen. Samtidigt kommer den kommersiella funktionen att kunna genomföra mindre men framförallt stora projekt med de incitament som styr kommersiella verksamheter. Blandningen skulle därigenom kunna vara en win – win funktion till gagn för företag, individ och mänskligheten.

En modell att bygga vidare på?

Skulle läkemedelsverksamheter eller andra kunna agera och fungera på ett motsvarande sätt?

Två flugor i en smäll på även andra områden! Diskutera gärna på Rotary Disktrikt 2390 Swedens facebook sida https://www.facebook.com/groups/293125849284/ .

Fakta:

WIN är baserad på Ideon Science Park, Lund och finansieras genom en blandning av medlemsavgifter och offentliga medel. www.winwater.se

2018-01-05 WIN and the Swedish Energy Agency will start a new innovation network

We are very happy to announce that WIN in collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency will start a new innovation marketplace and network with focus on energy. You will hear more about it during 2018 and we believe that there will be a lot of synergies and possible collaboration between the networks.

Read the article and the press release here

https://www.8till5.se/2018-01-05/natverk-fran-ideon-open-ska-stimulera-innovation-pa-myndigheter

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/ideon/pressreleases/win-och-energimyndigheten-tecknar-avtal-om-samarbete-kring-oeppen-innovation-i-naetverk-foer-att-staerka-a-challenge-from-sweden-2326397

Swedish Hydro Solutions AB

Swedish Hydro Solutions offers knowledge, products and equipment for effective and environmentally sustainable treatment of large volumes of water.

Swedish Hydro Solutions AB is an innovation company in environmental and water engineering. We are a knowledge hub and source of knowledge regarding water treatment and long-term, ecologically and economically sustainable change management. Our goal is to be one of the leading suppliers of environmental and water treatment solutions in Europe.

We work primarily with our patented water treatment technology, which we have introduced to the Swedish market over the last two years. The technology is based on fully biodegradable treatment substances and our technology has proven results, both in Sweden and abroad, and demonstrated high safety for the environment and effective treatment results.

We focus primarily on companies in building and construction industry, and other companies with a need for high-quality treatment of large volumes of water. Our knowledge and technology provides financial benefits and time savings for our customers and partners, as well as an environmentally sustainable process.

 

 

Contact:

Anders Lindqvist
anders@swehydro.se
+46727-476747

Viega

Viega. Connected in quality.

Our ambition is to exceed ourselves – each and every day. By looking for regular dialogue with our customers. By developing better products and service features. And by leading our company into the future without ever losing sight of appreciation of our heritage.

In everything we do we are connected in quality. This is not something new, but has been our leitmotif since the company was founded over 115 years ago with the vision to revolutionise installation technology. With over 4,000 employees, we have progressed to become a world market leader – while remaining a family-owned company that sets its own standards. This is how we ensure quality ‘made in Germany’ and products of the highest grade, worldwide.

It is really important for us to support our customers in their daily work. We coordinate materials, technology and comfort, take time for quality management and invest in research and development. The result is a perfectly tuned system providing over 17,000 products – available whenever our customers need them. As a global market leader, we are also committed to sharing our know-how with our customers all around the world.

 

Drinking water quality

Viega’s core competence: maintaining drinking water quality. This means that our activities in this area go far beyond simply developing products and using the right materials. Drinking water is uniquely valuable, and it is not without good cause that it is one of the most strictly monitored commodities. That is why we also provide support to our customers in the form of comprehensive service and seminars on maintaining drinking water quality. Our innovative solutions come into their own when this fund of knowledge is properly put into practice. As is the case with the products that feature the Viega Hygiene+ function which helps to prevent stagnation and critical temperatures in drinking water installations.

www.viega.com

Contact:
Michael Ottersbach, Project leader R&D
Michael.Ottersbach@viega.de
+49 2722 61-5029

FM Mattsson Mora Group

FM Mattsson Mora Group develops and manufactures faucets and accessories. The consistent theme of operations is leading-edge technology, high quality, attractive design and eco-friendliness. Marketing is through the strong, well established product brands FM Mattsson, Mora Armatur and Damixa. The strength of these brands is one of the group’s most valuable assets.

To fully exploit the strength of its three product brands, FM Mattsson Mora Group is engaged in a long-term process to clearly differentiate and position them on the market. The objective is that as far as possible, products should be mutually complementary, rather than competing. FM Mattsson will be the leading brand for faucets in the Nordics. The key words are safety, sustainability and functionality. Mora Armatur is a premium brand with its emphasis on advanced design tailored to modern lifestyles. Damixa stands for Danish design and good quality.

FM Mattsson Mora Group has sales of over 1 000 MSEK and some 550 full-time employees. Production of the company’s products are in Mora, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark.

www.fmm-mora.com

Postal address:
FM Mattsson Mora GroupAB

P.O.Box 480
SE-792 27 MORA
Sweden

Visiting address:
Östnorsvägen 95

Phone +46 (0)250 59 60 00.
Fax +46 (0)250 159 60.
info@fmm-mora.com

Contact:

Frank Rälg
Business Development Manager
frank.ralg@fmm-mora.com
+46 250596421