We have three categories for inventors and creative thinkers to enter for a chance to win a top prize of up to £5,000. They are:
Business site efficiency product supplier, for established businesses that have supported water/wastewater efficiency or looking to launch a new efficiency product for business sites, charities or public sector organisations.
University and College innovator category – for universities and technology colleges and colleges, their researchers and specialists who are developing/have developed a new water efficiency/efficiency approach or product for business sites/buildings (please state which University/College you are working for/based at in your email and include contact information for a relevant senior person in the University/College department you are based in and a senior person at the University/College).
Garage inventors, for individuals or micro-organisations.
The innovation could be something that directly involves water or wastewater or an innovation which results in a business or public sector using less water overall (eg as a result of introducing an innovation).
The finer details and what you’ll need to send us
Please submit a summary of up to 650 words, outlining your innovation and the impact it would have for business sites and for public sector organisations to use less water in the future.
You can attach photos or a report on the product and any results of its impact to your email.
Your entry needs to include a section on the background for the innovation, the benefits it would bring and the potential impact or impact the innovation has/will have and who the innovation will benefit.
There is a top prize of up to £5,000, which could be awarded to one winning proposal or spread across a number, depending on the strengths, benefits and impact towards efficiency for businesses and public sector organisations.
There is a runners-up prize pot of up to £2,500, which could be awarded to one runner-up proposal or spread across a number, depending on the strengths, benefits and impact towards efficiency for businesses and public sector organisations.
Each category also has Water Plus innovator Award.
There may also be opportunities for Marketing support and consultancy, which we will discuss with the winning entry/entries.
If you’re product/invention is shortlisted, you’ll hear from us with an invitation to our Water Plus Innovators’ Insight Day, which is expected to be held in May 2019.
You can read more on the judging criteria and terms and conditions of the competition here.