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WIN members won Climate KIC award

A consortium with Chalmers University of Technology and WIN members DyeCoo, JOIN Business & Technology and IKEA won the highest award at the Climate KIC Ideation Day in Aarhus, Denmark, August 22. The project “Climate implications of water-free dyeing of biofibers” was awarded € 20,000 after a poster and a pitch were evaluated by the jury. This is a good example of a fruitful collaboration that can come out of the WIN network!

Tilek AB

Tilek Aktiebolag is a Swedish company which has developed a new process to remove harmful components from ground water in order to produce drinking water quality.

The work is concentrated on elements such as arsenic, lead and uranium. They are present in ground water at too high concentrations in many countries in the world.

The process for their removal is based on the use of oxides of iron and manganese.  A combined solid product of these compounds has been demonstrated to have excellent capacity to eliminate the elements mentioned.

The process developed is named Tilaquas.  It takes place in two stages: In a reactor tank followed by a particle separation stage.

Six commercial installations have been built. An additional contract for a Tilaquas installation in Sweden with capacity to remove lead, uranium, nitrite, iron and manganese with a capacity for 15 households has recently been signed.

Standard equipment is used.  A normal pressure tank is used as reactor. A suspension of the solid particles is fed by a small membrane pump into the water at times when water is flowing into the tank.  Due to turbulent conditions inside the tank the contact between solid particles and the incoming water is efficient. A normal sand filter with automatic flushing is used for separation of the solid particles with its impurities.

Tilek is looking for an established company in the field with good knowledge of the market not only in Sweden but also in other countries for cooperation in the further commercialization of the process.


Tilek Aktiebolag, Dr. Westerlunds gata 18, 74563 Enköping, Sweden.

Contact:, tel.: + 46 70 560 06 83

Join Business & Technology

Welcome to us at JOIN. We deliver and support strategic research development in most technology areas. We help you, and your organization, to develop products, processes and business. We supply custom-designed products for industry and research.

In producdevelopment we are focusing in three business areas:

JOIN Thechnology: 

JOIN offers advanced product development consulting services. We have an impressive amount of expertise in mainly three areas: design, construction and management.

Our aesthetic designers are highly qualified and have extensive experience in designing and coloring appliances and equipment to make them easy to use and get a selling and presentable look. Thechnology design is a big concept at JOIN. JOIN has broad competence in general physics, mechanics, electronics and computer engineering. We also have specialists in thermodynamics, multifysics and programming.

Management:  Project management, coaching of your leaders, technical due diligence, financing of venture capital and advice and deed all the way to developmental strategic issues at the board level.

JOIN Equipment:

JOIN delivers specially developed equipment and instruments for industry and research. We have a long-term commitment to deepen and become a champion in the field.

Our location at Ideon Science Park means a continuous exchange of industry and research with many new ideas and creative thoughts for brand new principles. Many of our delivered solutions are intended for measurement and analysis, but we also do material handling, fluid systems for energy management and chemical processes. We are used to moving in to the borderland for what is possible.

JOIN Business:

JOIN Business stands for the highest level of expertise and long experience from everything from advanced business strategy management to venture capital companies, evaluating new technologies and its markets to also search and transfer venture capital. If you need reinforcement in the board or company management we can help with that as well.

JOIN Business & Technology
Ideon Science Park
Scheelevägen 15
223 63 LUND
046-286 34 00

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