WHAT TO EXPECT
“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
“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.
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
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Access to 2 days of interactive activities
Access to dedicated networking sessions
Opportunity to pitch (5 min) during the event
Opportunity to have a "table" at the event
Participation in a coaching session prior the event
PRE & POST EVENT
Special pre event lead up & post event scale up activities
Potential exposure to international investors and market networks
EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS LABEL
Option to apply for the Solar Impulse Foundation - Efficient Solutions Label
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.
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.
swarnamali [@] research4development.org.uk
buddhi [@] research4development.org.uk
brieux.michoud [@] waterpreneurs.net