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Don’t miss Bluephage’s participation in the Innowise Scale competition
This Wednesday, September 29th, at 10.30h Bluephage will present its proposal within the case study Public water company managing water and wastewater services in central Italy, with the key challenge: “Recovery activities of non-conventional water resources for agricultural purposes and water balance in the coastal natural park”, in the framework of the Innowise Scale competition.
Enric Queralt, CEO of Bluephage and professional with more than 20 years working in the water sector, will present a technological innovation that allows the detection of pathogens in water in record time, a key factor in making quick decisions in the face of the current climate change.
The Rapid Kit is a microbiological water analysis test that detects coliphages in 6.5 hours, the new fecal and viral indicators approved by the European Commission, and other international regulations.
Twenty innovative European companies have been selected to participate in the “Water Scarcity” program, which seeks to support innovative solutions to the severe problem of the water crisis. This is one of the main current and future problems in southern Europe, which has led the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to launch this initiative.
The EIT drives innovation in Europe by:
– Improving Europe’s innovation capacity, competitiveness, and quality of life.
– Creating innovation ecosystems to increase cooperation and integration between business, education, and research across Europe.
– Addressing societal challenges through the different Innovation Communities.
This program is a cross-sectoral activity in which several Communities and EIT partners have joined forces to address the real challenges posed by water scarcity.
The 20 companies have been grouped into three sectoral challenges, defined by three selected entities from Spain, Italy, and Greece, seeking answers to their specific water-related needs.
In this way, the initiative brings together companies with an identified problem and those that can provide them with a solution. It has been organized thanks to the collaboration between different EIT knowledge communities and coordinated by EIT Food, with the participation of EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Manufacturing, and other partners such as Athena Research and Bioazul.