The Water Council has opened its spring Tech Challenge with topics chosen by industry leaders to help solve challenges in the water sector.
The semi-annual Tech Challenge is open to anyone with a novel solution for the selected topics, including researchers, individuals, entrepreneurs, startups and established companies. This session’s topics, selected by program sponsors A. O. Smith Corporation, Badger Meter and Watts Water Technologies, are:
Electrochemical sensors to detect pharmaceutical pollutants in water
Low-cost structural plastic materials for use in chlorinated water
Participants compete for a prize of up to $10,000 and, more importantly, the chance to get their innovation in front of leading water technology companies with the potential for further partnership down the road. All finalists present directly to research and development representatives from the sponsor companies.