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July 2018

Meet the Director

12th July 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough, London Road
Peterborough, England PE2 8AN United Kingdom
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This is a unique opportunity, to be invited by Jason Tucker for a round-table discussion about the challenges and opportunities at Anglian Water.

February 2019

Water Connect 2019 – The Supply and Demand of AMP 7

12th February 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way
Peterborough, PE1 4YT United Kingdom
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The Supply and Demand of AMP 7: Working Together to Deliver

Tuesday 12th February – Kingsgate Conference Centre, Peterborough

Water Connect 2019 is a one day conference and matchmaking event for people interested in developing innovative solutions for the water industry. The event is organised by Anglian Water, the Water Innovation Network, Enterprise Europe Network and the Scale Up project. The conference gives attendees the opportunity to meet the experts at Anglian Water to discuss their innovative solutions, meet like-minded businesses to form collaborations and learn more about what we are delivering to help drive efficiency and create a positive impact on our region.

The event kicks off with a morning of interactive information and update sessions. Post lunch, we start the matchmaking event, in which you can pre arrange up to six 1-1 meetings. Each meeting lasts 15 minutes and you are able to request meetings with the other event delegates (including Anglian Water specialists) via the website. Further instructions about the matchmaking process can be found one the ‘How it works’ page.

We are looking for people, products, organisations and services who are looking to make the world of water better. We know that working together achieves great things. If you are interested in creating innovative solutions that can help with the operational challenges, sharing emerging innovation or finding collaboration partners – Water Connect is the place to be.

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September 2019

Innovate East

10th September 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12th September 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Trinity Park Showground, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH, United Kingdom + Google Map

Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water introduce Innovate East, a three day event that will tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the water industry, our region and society over the 10th, 11th and 12th September 2019.

Working through problems collaboratively, this innovation event will provide a space for some of the world’s leading organisations and dynamic individuals to come together and think big.Exploring four key themes of natural capital, social purpose, digital twins and leakage attendees will have the opportunity to take part in sprints, hackathons and STEM workshops. These fast-paced activities will focus on solving challenges facing the water industry, the East of England and wider society through a range of attendees from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds.

Visit the Innovate East website for the full details:

February 2020

Water Connect 2020 – Delivering Differently

11th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough, London Road
Peterborough, England PE2 8AN United Kingdom
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Water Connect is a one day, annual conference that offers exclusive insight into the challenges and opportunities facing Anglian Water ahead of its next five year business cycle in April 2020.
We’re calling for all start-ups, innovators, organisations and services across every sector to join us to understand how we can work together to deliver the most value over the next five years and beyond. We recognise and celebrate the value of transferable solutions and different ways of thinking as we tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our industry, region and society.

Cleantech Venture Day 2020

11th February 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 12th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Number Twenty, Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QJ,

Calling all cleantech innovators: pitch your company to an audience of investors at Cleantech Venture Day 2020, being organised by Cambridge Cleantech, Oxfordshire Greentech and Avanto Ventures and kindly sponsored by Clean Growth UK, KPMG, JA Kemp and Hewitsons. Cleantech Venture Day has been a trailblazing event for the cleantech community since it started in 2006. Over the last decade, more than 220 companies have pitched at Cleantech Venture Days and as much as 600 million euros has been invested as a result of the events.

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October 2020

Inside Innovation – Insights On Anglian Water’s Design Thinking Process For Innovation

1st October 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On the 10th anniversary of the Water Innovation Network (WIN) , WWT are hosting the WIN Manager to provide insights into Anglian Waters innovation journey and selected projects.

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Anglian Water runs a lively innovation programme. It puts out proactive call-outs to the market on specific challenges. And, being open to innovation, it provides a platform where innovators can approach the company with potential solutions.

This means that the utility has a challenge-led innovation strand, where it asks for solutions to challenges. And it has an opportunity-led strand, where the company is open to innovative ideas, and to approaches from individuals and technology companies.

This webinar will share insights on Anglian Water’s innovation journey. It will show how it moves an idea through to an exploited solution, using fundamentals from the design thinking process – ‘engage, discover, apply’.

The Water Innovation Network (WIN) is used by Anglian Water to engage with potential suppliers. It ensures that the utility has visibility of innovative technology and that suppliers have a clear entry point into the water company.

Anglian Water will illustrate how WIN evaluates potential solutions and then, if appropriate, moves them through the ‘discover’ and ‘apply’ stages of the innovation process.

This session will also share selected highlights from the utility’s innovation experiences, explaining how different solutions have been moved through the innovation phase.

Case studies will include a supplier who is trialling various sensors on a water and a water recycling application. And a trial with an Australian company, which is proving the use of machine learning to detect the wastewater pipeline condition.

The presentation will be followed by a live audience Q&A.

Fresh Thinkers This Way: Launch of the UK Water Sector Innovation Strategy

14th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You talked and we listened.

Since January we’ve been on a journey as an alliance of 19 UK water companies with one mission: to create a strategy to deliver transformational change in the water sector over the next 30 years.

Alongside thousands of colleagues from other sectors who bring much needed insight and perspective, we’ve cocreated a final strategy which will inform the way we innovate as a sector going forward.

Now we’re ready to show you the result of all of our efforts.

Join us as we reveal the elements of the final strategy, celebrate our collective efforts and discuss what’s next for delivery and the proposed Centre of Excellence.

You can read the final strategy at:

This webinar is being recorded and will be published on the UK Water Innovation 2050 website after the event.

January 2021

Water Connect 2021 – Future Focused

25th January 2021 @ 9:30 am - 29th January 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Join the Water Innovation Network (WIN) team for a series of digital events as the water industry gears up for year two of AMP7 following a challenging and demanding 12 months.

WIN’s annual conference, Water Connect, provides exclusive insight into the current operating environment at Anglian Water and how suppliers can align with our ambitions in the short, medium and long term.

This year’s event will take place digitally over four days to enable guests to attend talks and workshops that are most relevant to them.

Start-ups, innovators, organisations and services across every sector, this is your call to join us to understand how we can work together to deliver against a specific set of key priorities that will be core to our focus over the coming months and years. We recognise and celebrate the value of transferable solutions and different ways of thinking as we tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our industry, region and society which have only been exacerbated over recent months.

Our focus has been established to align with the UK’s water innovation strategy and the specific needs of our region which will be realised through our Shop Window. Many suppliers will be familiar with Anglian Water’s Shop Window and its existence as a physical geography where ideas and concepts are tested to assess their viability before roll out. If we choose to take supplier ideas forward, their first port of call will be the Shop Window. The priorities below are mapped against the sector wide strategy to provide a comprehensive view of our focus areas.

These focus areas include:

Exceeding customer expectations
A flourishing environment
Tackling climate change
A resilient and intelligent water supply
Enabling the workforce of the future
Unlocking efficiency

We are looking for people who have passion and drive to make the world of water better. We know that we can only find solutions by working together. If you are interested in creating and exploring innovative solutions that can support our challenges, sharing emerging innovation or finding collaboration partners – Water Connect is for you.

One to one meetings

As usual, there will be an opportunity to have up to six 20 minute one-to-one sessions with any delegate, including Anglian Water specialists. These can be organised once registered for the event.

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June 2021

Water Innovation Network/Anglian Water Ofwat competition update

15th June 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We’ll be sharing how we’re supporting suppliers and partners with bids for the second round of Ofwat and Nesta, Isle and Arup’s IWC. We want to be able to offer as much support as possible to our stakeholders who have ideas for potential projects – this session will take a closer look at our winning bid from round one (whole life carbon).

There will be an opportunity to ask questions during and after the session.

March 2022

Water Connect 2022 – Always Exploring

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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