Moments of reflection, good conversations and high-profile innovations during “HIP”

Water Alliance will present a new initiative during the international trade fair Aquatech Amsterdam: The Holland Innovation Park (HIP). HIP has the aim to give a platform to relatively young companies with promising innovations, at one of the most important water technology events in the world.

The Holland Innovation Park is part of the Holland Pavilion, which is hosted by Water Alliance and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP). The park will be showcased in the centre of the Pavilion. “This location is a conscious choice.” says Agnes Dirksen, Marketing & Communication Manager at Water Alliance. “The Holland Pavilion has already proven itself at countless international fairs; it attracts a lot of visitors and creates many matchmaking opportunities – a textbook example of how far cooperation can get you. With the Holland Innovation Park, we wanted to contribute to that. Our goal is to put less mature – but innovative – companies on display on a location where you also have a certain peace and space to come to a good conversation with interesting parties. ”

“There are some significant rules for participating in the HIP,” adds Dirksen. “The company’s technology must be ready to market and has to come from either a start-up or a scale-up. That could be a young company, but it can also be a separate and innovative department of a company. ”

The park seems to be the place to be for visitors with a heart for pioneering innovations. A good example of such an innovation might the the renowed Hydraloop. Hydraloop, inventor of a smart in-house water recycling system, won the Water Alliance’s WIS award in 2018 and managed drag in prize after prize after. Visitors can also come across companies as BW Products (intelligent sand filters), Drop2Drink (water purification systems that filter rainwater into safe drinking water; nominated for the Dutch Innovation Award 2019), Befil (drum filters and biopumps for ponds), Van Remmen (UV- disinfection systems) Vislift (an ingenious system for fish passages) and Metalmembranes. That last company combines electrochemical processing with membrane science to achieve exceptional results. According to Dirksen, further innovations and scoops cannot be excluded. “The developments are – of course – continuing and innovations can get into the rapids at any time. The company CTST has already announced two special innovations.

To summarize: Mark 5-8 November 2019 to visit the Holland Innovation Park during Aquatech Amsterdam.


Company Innovation Website
1. Staal Instruments Wireless level radar
2. Hydraloop B.V. Hydraloop
3. D2D Water Solutions Drop2Drink Unit
4. CTST The LHC separator/extractor & CMF unit
5. Befil The Vortex Bed Bio Reactor (VBBR)
6. Van Remmen UV Techniek Advanox
7. BW Products Sand Cycle – Smart Sand filter
8. Vislift Smart Fishlift
9. Metal Membranes Self-cleaning Metalmembranes


To learn more about the Holland Innovation Park, please contact;
Agnes Dirksen, MA
Manager Marketing & Communications Water Alliance
Mobile: +31 (0)623600393
Phone: +31(0)582849044