Expanded innovation agenda for Aquatech Amsterdam 2017

  • 29 March, 2017
  • Aquatech
  • Amsterdam

Second BlueTech Innovation Pavilion to showcase technologies for the circular economy

Next generation technologies for the circular economy are to feature in the BlueTech Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017. Together with the InnovationLAB this will provide the centrepiece for an expanded innovation programme during the show to highlight the water sector’s most exciting and innovative developments.

The BlueTech Innovation Pavilion was launched as a resounding success at Aquatech Amsterdam 2015, when seven breakthrough technologies were featured. Returning with a new suite of innovations, this year there will also be twice-daily tours of the pavilion to enhance access for visitors. In addition, BlueTech Research and organiser Aquatech will host a Breakfast Briefing and an exclusive Concierge –guided- Tour to highlight innovations across the event.

Aquatech embraces innovation
‘We are delighted to be partnering again with Aquatech Amsterdam and hosting the Innovation Pavilion,’ says Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of BlueTech Research. ‘The theme of circular economy will allow us to zoom in on a key area that is very relevant to the European situation and put some innovative new technologies in the spotlight.’

‘Innovation opens the way for new solutions to the challenges the water sector faces and in turn for new business opportunities,’ says Marieke Leenhouts,  Senior Product Manager of Aquatech Amsterdam with RAI Amsterdam. ‘We are excited to again feature the BlueTech Innovation Pavilion as part of our continued commitment to supporting and stimulating innovation.’

Innovations lining up
Two technologies already lined up to appear in the Innovation Pavilion are the energy-saving membrane aerobic biofilm reactor technology of Irish company OxyMem, and the phosphate recovery technology of Belgian company NuReSys. These and six other technologies are set to benefit from the same valuable exposure that the Innovation Pavilion provided previously.

‘We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from the companies that featured last time,’ adds O’Callaghan. Many of these have since gone on to enjoy great successes, including Arvia Technology, FATHOM, AquiSense, Akvola Technologies, Spiral Water Technologies, and Magpie Polymers.

Tours and Breakfast Briefing
The tailor-made Concierge Tours of the Innovation Pavilion and Aquatech InnovationLAB are scheduled for 11am and 2pm each day. The invitation-only BlueTech Breakfast Briefing and show innovation tour will be held on Wednesday 1 November and will end at the Innovation Pavilion.

Aquatech Global Events
Established in 1964, Aquatech Global Events organises the world’s leading trade events in the process, drinking and waste water technology sectors in Europe, China and Mexico. The well-established format covers the following segments: Transport and Storage, Water Treatment, Point of Use, Process Control and Technology & Process Automation. Aquatech Global Events are visited by professionals from all parts of the water industry and attract policy-makers, top-level businesses, specialists, and those who apply the technology in practice. Forthcoming events include Aquatech China 2017 (7-9 June 2017), Aquatech Mexico 2017 (5-7 September 2017) and Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 (31 October, 1-3 November 2017). www.aquatechtrade.com

Upcoming events
Aquatech China 2017:                                           7-8-9 June 2017
Aquatech Mexico 2017:                                         5-6-7 September 2017
Aquatech Amsterdam 2017:                                  31 October, 1-2-3 November 2017
Amsterdam International Water Week 2017:         30 October, 1-2-3 November 2017
Floodex Europe 2017:                                           31 October & 1 November 2017

About RAI Amsterdam
Bringing together people, both physically and virtually, expands borders... it inspires! RAI Amsterdam has been bringing different worlds, people and markets together, at home and abroad, since 1893. The RAI is an international exhibition and convention company which organises events in the Netherlands and abroad and operates the RAI Convention Centre in the business district of Amsterdam. The RAI welcomes around 1.5 million visitors a year to approximately 500 events such as exhibitions, conventions and corporate and other events. The company also provides event-related services to organisers, exhibitors and visitors. For more information, visit www.rai.nl.

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