The marketplace in Lausanne will take place in a hybrid format, with a selection of participants at the EPFL (number depending on COVID restrictions in June) and participants joining online on an interactive digital platform.
SPEAKERS AND PITCHERS
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Solar Impulse Foundation
NATURAL SOLUTIONS, WETLANDS AND BIODIVERSITY,
LAND USE PLANNING
Moderator / Ramsar Convention
Canton du Valais
INNOVATIVE AND IMPACTFUL WATER TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator / Swiss Water Partnership
Advanced Microturbines Srl
COLLABORATION AND STRENTHENING OF LOCAL ECOYSTEMS, FINANCING SUSTAINABLE WATER SOLUTIONS
Canton du Valais
Swiss Water Climate Forum
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION,
WATER MANAGEMENT IN BUSINESS SUPPLY CHAINS
Moderator / WWF International
Alver World SA
Water Jade by MobyGIS
City of Lausanne - Water department
Selected delegates will pitch opportunities and operational solutions around the following topics
WHAT TO EXPECT
“Innovate 4 Water” is a matchmaking forum, bringing together solutions and needs, curated into investment-focused 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 foster interactions between global and local players from the private sector, the public sector and civil society to shift financing towards innovative and impactful local solutions.
Expected outcomes are strong reinforcements of the local ecosystems around the water nexus, allowing the marketplace to accelerate 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 1 day of interactive activities
Access to dedicated networking sessions
Opportunity to pitch during the event (5 min)
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
Created in 2019, InTent is a platform that can quickly mobilize an influential and diverse group of decision-makers for change. We aim to educate, connect and accompany them and their networks in adopting and promoting sustainable practices.
InTent works with and seeks to inspire, businesses, civil society, academia, and policymakers to adopt and scale sustainable actions. We engage these stakeholders through stimulating discussions and agenda-setting debates for sustainable change. We create the conditions for new ideas to emerge and to explore concrete solutions.
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.