Two leading water sector organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration around innovation and market trends. Technology market intelligence company BlueTech Research and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aim to identify multiple opportunities to combine expertise and meet shared goals for the water industry.
A key component of this initiative will be a visiting scientist fellowship programme, which will see BlueTech water technology market analysts working closely with WEF team members on a number of specific joint initiatives. It is expected that this will drive a cross-pollination of knowledge and sharing of information.
“BlueTech has a long history of working closely with the Water Environment Federation and I am delighted to be able to strengthen this relationship with a formal MoU relating to the visiting fellowship programme,” said Paul O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of BlueTech Research. “There are many synergies in our expertise and the goals we share for the global water industry. Collaboration between BlueTech and WEF on initiatives such as LIFT link and the IR2 Forum will enhance analysis of the data and intelligence provided to all stakeholders.”
BlueTech supported WEF’s Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR2) Forum and expects to work closely to develop innovation-related programming at other global events and help disseminate findings to WEF members and BlueTech clients.
BlueTech’s expertise in market analysis could be leveraged into an initiative undertaken by Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and WEF. The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) helps bring new water technology to the field quickly and efficiently.
“We will be using our data analytics capability to identify key industry trends by analysing conference papers and proceedings,” added O’Callaghan. “We may also identify opportunities to collaborate on specific technical projects that will advance the missions of both organisations.”
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