We’re dedicated to accelerating water sector transformation through innovation and collaboration.
We connect, integrate and augment existing excellence within and outside the water sector, actively involving other companies and continuously injecting innovation into the industry through learnings and best practices.
Since July, we’ve been working with a wide range of people to ensure what we launch later this year meets stakeholders’ needs, starts demystifying the sector and bridges barriers to innovation.
Where did the idea for Spring come from?
The idea for Spring came from the water sector’s innovation strategy – Water Innovation 2050.
This outlined where the biggest innovation challenges were across the sector – and found huge gains could be made by approaching these collaboratively. This is where the idea for a centre of excellence first emerged.
Spring is an enabler of this strategy and we’re focussed on addressing the challenges it sets out.
How will Spring and UKWIR work together?
UKWIR was crucial in helping to establish Spring – it helped secure additional funding from its members and offered expertise, support, advice and guidance as we set it up. Spring has been designed to complement UKWIR’s work. UKWIR’s focus is on developing and carrying out a research programme on behalf of its members.
Spring won’t focus on research, but will facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing which brings research to life.
Who will benefit?
Spring will redefine what the UK water industry is known for internationally. By bringing stakeholders together from across academia, the supply chain and water companies, we will deliver better value for customers and better outcomes for society and the environment and support a more sustainable sector.