Aquatech Innovation Award Calls for Entries
Proceeds from the entry fees will benefit the African Medical & Research Foundation Flying Doctors
The Aquatech Innovation Award, which has been granted for many years to the most innovative product, service or solution in the water industry, is now open for entries. Aquatech Amsterdam invites this year’s exhibitors to enter their most innovative designs to be judged by an independent expert jury. Exhibitors wishing to submit products for the Aquatech Innovation Award should complete the online application by July 12, 2013.
Research and development in the area of water have always played a key role for a sustainable future of our world. This award encourages organizations to innovate and differentiate themselves from the competition. The jury covers all fields of expertise. Research amongst passed winners and nominees confirmed the impact of participating for both marketing publicity and sales purposes.
The Fish-friendly pump of Pentair Nijhuis was the overall winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2011. Pentair was very pleased with its award. “We are happy and proud to have won, the technology is proven and is really working”, says Juergen von Hollen, vice president CPT water of Pentair.
The expert jury, led by Cees Buisman from Wetsus, will judge the entries based on various criteria. The jury will look at the balance and interaction between the originality of the product, feasibility (technical, economic and reliability) and sustainability (environment, safety and energy efficiency).
The Aquatech registration proceeds for 2013 will be presented to African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors, the designated charity for international events of Amsterdam RAI. This year’s fees will contribute to the project “Sustainable Water Access for the Masai in Kajiado, Kenya.” The population within this region currently has to walk approximately 10 kilometers to access the nearest safe water source and with this, AMREF Flying Doctors will provide approximately 50,000 locals with better access to sustainable clean drinking water.