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Tap into a funded network of test facilities

Securing funding and getting access to test facilities to develop water innovations across the wider European water sector can be difficult and costly.

To meet these challenges head on, we’ve partnered with experts from across the UK, Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands as part of the Water Test Network to help small-medium businesses accelerate the development of water and waste water innovations.

Already the Water Test Network, supported by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund, has established 14 water and waste water test facilities across North-West Europe. You can find information on each of these facilities here.

These demonstration sites, including our own Development Centres in Scotland, allow businesses to test and demonstrate pioneering technology to enable faster market adoption.

Access to test facilities

Each North-West European partner has a dedicated ‘Innovation Chaser’ to provide guidance and support with applications to access the test facilities.

As each site has different applications, water types and equipment, Innovation Chasers can ensure businesses are linked to the best facility that meets their needs.

Find out more about Innovation Chasers for each region here.

Funded support

The Water Test Network can provide ‘Innovation Support Vouchers’ to help businesses access facilities or gain support with validation and verification. These vouchers are tailored to the needs of each business and guarantee a certain level of in-kind, fully-funded support (up to a maximum of €50,000).

Find out how to access Innovation Support Vouchers here.

  • Access to the Water Test Network’s test facilities has been vital to the development of our novel waste water technology. Independent process verification and data validation has made our route to market considerably easier by boosting the confidence of potential investors and customers.

    Steve Skill, CEO Greenskill Environmental Technology Ltd
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