Spring will accelerate transformation within the UK water sector by attracting, connecting and supporting innovators.
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.
Centre of Excellence was a descriptive name of what we wanted to establish. It gave us a direction of travel, as we took inspiration from other centres of excellence from different sectors and countries.
Spring will deliver various benefits in the short, medium and long terms.
By accelerating the pace and efficiency of cross-sector innovation and collaboration the sector can deliver better value for money for customers, better outcomes for the environment and pave the way to a more sustainable sector.
The first iteration of Spring is now live.
We will continue evolving to ensure our services keep adding value and meet the needs of our users.
It’s crucial we hear from you, Spring’s users, so we can achieve this.
Spring exists to solve collective challenges and join up existing platforms – rather than duplicate or supersede the great work the sector is already doing.
Spring was awarded £250k from Ofwat’s first Innovation in Water Competition, which was matched by water companies.
We will develop a sustainable long-term financing for the future, funded by those who benefit across the sector.
Spring’s board will be made up of representatives from across the water sector and beyond.
As of December 2021, Spring was established as a not for profit, private limited company trading as ‘Spring Innovation Limited’.
An incubator is used to help something grow. We aim to grow, foster and nurture innovation.
We worked with centres of excellence in other sectors – particularly Yocova in the aviation sector – while developing our MVP and will keep learning from them and sharing knowledge, insight and expertise as we evolve.
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