A marketplace forum for sustainable development
18 Jun, 08:00 – 18:00 CEST
EPFL Lausanne + Online,
EPFL, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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DETAILED PROGRAMME

Coming Soon

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT

“Innovate 4 Water” is two days of matchmaking, bringing together solutions and needs, curated into investment focussed themes.

The design and delivery of “Innovate 4 Water” is unique and effective because the marketplace:

  • is outcome oriented 

  • has 100% active participation 

  • is highly curated 

  • has a business-networking focus

WHY

“Innovate 4 Water" marketplace  fosters interactions between global and local players from the private sector, the public sector and the civil society to shift financing towards innovative impactful local solutions.


Expected outcomes are strong reinforcements of the local ecosystems around water resource management, WASH and the water nexus. The marketplace accelerates commercially sustainable change.

WHO

  • SMEs and multinational companies with interest in the water nexus sector

  • utilities and civil engineering

  • primary and manufacturing industries

  • investors (banking, asset management, private banking, corporates, venture capital, private equity)

  • water nexus institutions (foundations, coalitions, associations)

  • non-government and governmental organisations, national and local

  • universities / incubators / research institutions

A PROVEN RECIPE

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

2 DAYS

Access to 2 days of interactive activities

NETWORKING

Access to dedicated networking sessions

PITCH

Opportunity to pitch (5 min) during the event

TABLE

Opportunity to have a "table" at the event

COACHING

Participation in a coaching session prior the event

PRE & POST EVENT

Special pre event lead up & post event scale up activities

INVESTORS

Potential exposure to international investors and market networks

EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS LABEL

Option to apply for the Solar Impulse Foundation - Efficient Solutions Label

CO-ORGANISING PARTNERS

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Research for Development Innovations Alliance Lanka promotes sustainable, lasting solutions through generated evidence by testing R&D initiatives, technologies and development concepts which benefits the most poor, disadvantaged and the most vulnerable communities to the inequality, economic crisis, environmental hazards, health hazards and food insecurity.

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Based in Switzerland, Waterpreneurs is a global for-impact organisation  supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of “water nexus” businesses.


Waterpreneurs mobilises versatile expertise and a global network of key stakeholders, locally, around the 5 continents.

CO-ORGANISING TEAM

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SWARNAMALI ABEYSURIYA

ReDI

swarnamali [@] research4development.org.uk

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BUDDHI WEERASINGHE

ReDI

buddhi [@] research4development.org.uk

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BRIEUX MICHOUD

Waterpreneurs

brieux.michoud [@] waterpreneurs.net