The Water Council is launching a new global competition series, Tech Challenge, to find and commercialize new freshwater technologies.

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The Water Council’s Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way.

The contests will each have a theme, chosen by corporate sponsors with problems in need of solutions. The hope is to provide the corporations with rapid innovation. Among the topics identified for the first year of the competition are: sensors, filtration and disinfection.

Anyone from around the world can apply for Tech Challenge, including students, water tech professionals, entrepreneurs and companies. The Milwaukee-based Water Council will select the finalists, who will pitch their innovation to the corporate sponsor, for the chance to earn prize money and co-development perks. Read the full story here.