31 October - 3 November 2017

InnovationLAB

Innovation is an essential theme at Aquatech Amsterdam, named as the number one reason why people visit the exhibition. The InnovationLAB functions as a central platform for all innovation. There are four key pillars to the InnovationLAB:

  • Showcasing the Aquatech Innovation Award nominees & winners
  • Future technology at the InnovationLAB Experiences
  • Broadcast of AquatechTV
  • BlueTech Research Innovation Pavilion

Aquatech Innovation Award 2017

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The Aquatech Innovation Award enjoys industry prestige and a worldwide commercial impact, with winners and nominees alike being seen as trendsetters for the next generation of product development. The InnovationLAB showcases all the products nominated for the Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award, with visitors being able to browse individual nominee & winner information on dedicated iPads.

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BlueTech Research Innovation Pavilion

Powered by BlueTech Research, the pavilion at stand number 07.552 offers breakthrough technology for the water industry. Innovation leaders and cutting-edge, new technology companies will present their very latest products and solutions for water professionals. 

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Isles Utilities Open Challenge Pavilion

The Isle Utilities Open Challenge pavilion (booth 07.550) showcases concrete, relevant and urgent challenges from the end users being top notch utilities. It facilitates as the meeting point between the utilities behind the challenges and solution providers. It also showcases several unique and innovative best practices of a cooperation between solution provider and utilities.

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Aquatech TV

Newsroom

The InnovationLAB NEWSROOM is the visual media hub of Aquatech Amsterdam. Flying reporters collect content about the show and its exhibitors. Powered by Aquatech TV.

InnovationLAB Experiences

Experience the technology of the future in real live demonstrations! It is the “science center” of Aquatech where you can see, hear and experience upcoming technology solutions that are still at the research or testing phase. This is a great way to gain a sneak preview of what the future has in store.

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"In addition to the Aquatech Innovation Award, Aquatech showcases thousands of innovations and new products. Due to the large number and wide range of marketing & promotion opportunities, not all these premiers get the attention they deserve. The new 'InnovationLAB' concept resolves this through its variety of channels."

Annette Bos Aquatech Domain Manager

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The proceeds of the Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award go to: AMREF, A healthy future for girls in Kilindi (Tanzania)

Water is becoming scarcer and more polluted every day. Innovations are crucial, which is why Aquatech Amsterdam supports them via the Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award. We are also committed to improving the wider world, and will therefore donate the registration fee (€ 100.00 per innovation entry) to AMREF Flying Doctors.

The project: A healthy future for girls in Kilindi!
In January 2016 Amref Flying Doctors started a project in Kilindi, a remote area in Tanzania, to improving the health of girls and young women by introducing the alternative rite of passage for female genital cutting and increasing the access to safe drinking water, good sanitation and hygiene.
The focus of the project is on the empowerment of young girls and decision makers in their community in order to:

  • reduce Female Genital Cutting (FGM) among girls in the Kilindi district (Tanzania);
  • reduce water-, hygiene and sanitation related diseases in communities by increasing access to clean and safe water and reliable sanitation facilities in households and schools;
  • improve knowledge, attitudes and practices of communities to prevent water and sanitation related diseases.
Amref - Flying Doctors Logo
Amref - Masai, Kenya, Mothers heading to clinic for immunisation
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Collecting water
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Young boy drinking water from a mug
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Two women fetching water