On the fourth exhibition day, Water Alliance invited Aquatech attendees for a unique excursion to various innovative water technology projects and facilities. As this coach tour offered them an exclusive, all-inclusive trip from Amsterdam to the Northern Netherlands, it made a perfect day to end their visit to the Aquatech and AIWW 2019.
17.00 BioBizz Hub, Balk
The last stop of the day was at the BioBizz Hub in Balk. Within the BioBizz Hub, Paques (leading in biological wastewater and gas treatment) creates an environment for scale-ups/ small business to test and validate their innovations, in order to scale up and bring new technology to the market. The attendees had a chance to ‘meet and greet’ and get acquainted with this unique hub.
15.00 Meanwhile at Aquatech Amsterdam
Meanwhile at the exhibition, our participants of the Holland Innovation Park were happy to give their final round of innovation pitches. Besides all these Dutch innovations, Water Alliance was also delighted to present various innovative companies from the Global Water Tech Hub Alliance. Amongst them was Scinor, a ‘Thermally Induced Phase Separation'(TIPS) PVDF UF membranes
manufacturer from Jiangsu, China.
13.00 WaterCampus, Leeuwarden
WaterCampus Leeuwarden is the physical core of the Dutch water technology sector and has the ambition to play a sector uniting role for the rest of Europe as well. WaterCampus stimulates cooperation between (inter)national businesses, knowledge institutes and governments within the water technology sector, in order to create synergy for world class innovation, education and entrepreneurship. This strengthens the global position of the European water technology sector. Additionally, WaterCampus offers a unique research infrastructure, and is a meeting point for scientists and companies from all over the world. We were happy to welcome you at the various WaterCampus facilities, such as the Water Application Centre and Wetsus research facilities. A lunch was served at Business Centre Johannes de Doper, also home to Water Alliance.
10.00 Blue Energy at the ‘Afsluitdijk’
The first stop was the Blue Energy Project at the Wadden Center. On the Afsluitdijk causeway, at Kornwerderzand, the attendees could find a remarkable building resembling a foaming wave, breaking on the causeway wall: this is the Afsluitdijk Wadden Centre. This Centre offers a total familiarisation experience of the Unesco World Heritage regions of the Waddenzee, of the unique Vismigratierivier (fish migration river), the IJsselmeer region and last but not least, of the Afsluitdijk causeway itself. The attendees visited this renowed Wadden Center and got a presentation about a number of new initiatives around the Afsluitdijk and the Blue energy technology project.
08.00 Rise and shine!
The start of the WaterCampus experience tour was at the main entrance of the Amsterdam RAI. As Matthijs – the tour guide of the day- said; “Let’s grab a coffee and drive up north!”