Waterpreneurs is a global “for-impact organisation”, supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of WASH enterprises operating in developing countries, and respecting human rights. Waterpreneurs brings extensive knowledge of the water and sanitation entrepreneurial sector, impact investing and facilitation of marketplaces.
Innovate 4 Water marketplace forum bring together a dynamic ecosystem of water and sanitation stakeholders - entrepreneurs, investors, large and small companies, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, incubators - who are contributing to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 6.
The success and impact of these marketplaces are characterised by a strong reinforcement of the local ecosystems around WASH entrepreneurship; new business partnerships between entrepreneurs, investors, utilities and enablers; the transfer of innovative water technologies and innovative business models; and cross-sectoral collaboration. The design and delivery of the Innovate 4 Water series are unique and effective because the events are:
• action-oriented: focused on concrete projects, deal opportunities and business discussions in the WASH sector with limited theory, lectures, or panel discussions
• highly curated: participants are organisations from different sectors and are carefully selected to bring value to one another. The quality of the event is ensured by briefing and mentoring pitchers and a short pitch format design, which helps participants to get a sense of who is doing what and identify potential collaborations or deals
• business-networking focused: long time slots are dedicated to investor-to-business networking, which is facilitated by the marketplace format design..
Locally-produced water filters that both supply sustainable safe drinking water and reduce carbon emissions in Uganda.
Decentralized Urban Wastewater Treatment
Redefines urban wastewater by decentralizing treatment into individual buildings.
A simple solar desalination system to offer hygiene drinking and irrigation water at a low price to villagers.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce water losses in water distribution networks.
Off-grid sustainable sanitation
Waterless flush toilets and sanitation solutions for everyone, everywhere
Low Energy Data Storage System
Swiss Vault designs and builds data storage systems that reduce energy consumption and space utilization and decrease the carbon footprint for data.
Absolicon T160 Production Line
Robotic mass-production of solar concentrator solutions
An easy-to-install toilet structure with a bio-digester tank with bacterial inoculum to treat faecal waste onsite
Tulip Water Filter
A basic gravity-fed water filter delivering safe water to its users, free of bacteria and protozoa
The only pre-paid, smart metering solution allowing subscribers to Pay-As-They-Go for at-home water, whilst helping utilities improve their finances.
A solution capable of collecting, transporting and treating all domestic wastewater in low water supply areas such as rural communities
Zerho Waterless Toilet
Offers safe sanitation where water-for-flush is not viable; protects the environment and offers better hygiene for users
A low-cost water filter for providing clean and safe water without using electricity or any chemicals
Fallow weed detection
A drone to tractor weed detection system that allows farmers to spray exactly where the weeds are, saving up to 97.5% of fallow weed herbicide used
Prototype in lab
Robust Concentrated Solar Systems which distil pure water from otherwise unusable water sources or effluents to supply/supplement water where needed