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1 June 2013 Per SunebyBioConversion Solutions Ned BarlettBowditch & Dewey John McArdleBattelle Dave ReckhowUMass Amherst Matt SilverCambrian Innovations Tom TilasAECOM A proposal developed by selected participants in the Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts 2012:

2 June 2013 A network of resources to test, pilot, and demonstrate new water technologies, in order to: Attract companies and researchers to work and build businesses in Massachusetts; Advance new solutions to local water issues; and Connect innovators to industry.

3 June 2013 Test Bed Sites Existing sites Easily upgraded sites Enabled for private use by approved parties Existing sites Easily upgraded sites Enabled for private use by approved parties Equipment Labs Experts + Marketed & coordinated by

4 June 2013 Startup companies Major equipment companies Engineering firms Researchers Students State and federal government

5 June 2013 Invention; Proof of Concept Technical Evaluation; Market Testing; Scaling Concept Pilot / BetaDemonstrateCommercialize Typical Effort: 3-4+ years and $X Million+ Water Technology Innovation Roadmap The Problem: Access to test beds, expensive lab equipment, and specific expertise is time-consuming and expensive The Problem: Access to test beds, expensive lab equipment, and specific expertise is time-consuming and expensive

6 June 2013 Invention; Proof of Concept Technical Evaluation; Market Testing; Scaling Concept Pilot / BetaDemonstrateCommercialize Water Technology Innovation Roadmap Invention; Proof of Concept Technical Evaluatio n; Market Testing; Scaling Concept Pilot / Beta Demon -strate Commercialize

7 June 2013 Test Beds Equipmen t Labs Experts Resource Providers Startup companies Major equipment companies Engineering firms Researchers Students State and federal government Startup companies Major equipment companies Engineering firms Researchers Students State and federal government Clients Services Fees Marketing Booking Billing Connections Memberships Fees Sponsorships Information about capabilities Key contact

8 June 2013 Benefits For a Water Utility Simplify and accelerate new technology evaluation Sourcing Vendor communications/expectations Standardized approach Potential access to govt/sponsor funds Lower technology adoption risk Raise industry leadership profile World-class utility More attractive employer Support state initiative to grow industry

9 June 2013 Benefits Constituency Work Experience / Jobs Time to Market Test New Tech. Research Expert Services Public Utilities Startups Large Equipment Vendors Engineering Firms University Researchers Students VCs/Investors Governments

10 June 2013 Test Beds Are Core to Building Clusters LocationPublic Test Bed(s) Singapore (SINGwater: Singapore Innovation Gateway for Water) Since 2002 Israel (Mekorot WaTech: Center for Technology Innovation & Cooperation) Since 2006 Milwaukee (Milwaukee Water Councils Collaborative Research Center) Planned 2013 Ontario, Canada (WaterTAP: Technology Acceleration Project) Exist & planned Ohio River Valley (KY, IN, & OH) (Confluence: Water Technology Innovation Cluster) Exist & planned

11 June 2013 Example: Mekorots WaTech CALL FOR JOINT R&D WITH MEKOROT 2014

12 June 2013 The Survey Says: Pilot & validation sites30% Communications 18% Water sector strategy 15% Water sector incentives 15% Accelerator programs 12% Regulation 10% What Should We Focus on to Re-enforce Our Leadership? Source: Audience response at Water Innovation in Action Conference, Toronto, Feb 27, 2013

13 June 2013 Site Waste water Drinkin g water Storm water Systems & infra- structure Nutri- fication Salt water Mass. Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) (Sandwich, Cape Cod) Amherst WWTP / UMass Amherst MWRA (Deer Island, Carroll, etc) Boston Water & Sewer Mobile lab Other TBD

14 June 2013 Launch Capital ($M)* Annual Operating Expense ($M)* Each test bed site$0 to $4Breakeven/surplus All test bed sites< $10Breakeven/surplus Labs$0Breakeven/surplus $0.2$0.2 + * Estimated

15 June 2013 Harvard MIT Northeastern Tufts UMass Amherst UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell WPI UniversitiesCompaniesInvestors MIT Water Club Tufts WSSS ATV Capital Black Coral Clean Energy Venture Group Flagship Ventures Flybridge Partners Liberation Capital Oxford BioSciences Venrock Students AECOM American Water BioConversion Solutions Cambrian Innovation Clean Membranes Desalitech Oasys Water Resolute Marine Energy ThermoEnergy Xylem

16 June 2013 An Act to Promote Innovative Water Management in the Commonwealth (H. 2931) The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center shall use state funds to develop and execute a state program to pilot and test innovative water technologies. Water Infrastructure Finance Commission Recommendations: Allocate resources for programs that mitigate the inherent risks in innovation by supporting pilot projects, proof of concept projects, and new technology; Invest in Massachusetts as a hub of innovation in the field of water, wastewater, and stormwater management and technology.

17 June 2013 A 2013 Survey Says: Ontario25% Israel23% Singapore 23% Germany16% Holland 7% USA 4% Ontario Audience Asked: What Region Has The Worlds Leading Water Hub? Source: Audience response at Water Innovation in Action Conference, Toronto, Feb 27, 2013

18 June 2013 Goal: A Future Survey Says: Massachusetts#1 Israel#2 tied Singapore #2 tied All others (noise) What Region Has The Worlds Leading Water Hub?

19 June 2013 Resource provider? Client? Sponsor? Implementation Committee? Contact: Michael Murphymmurphy@MassCEC.commmurphy@MassCEC.com Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Business Development Manager, Water Innovations Per Sunebypsuneby@BioConversionSolutions.compsuneby@BioConversionSolutions.com Ned Barlettnbartlett@Bowditch.comnbartlett@Bowditch.com John McArdle mcardlej@Battelle.orgmcardlej@Battelle.org Dave Reckhowreckhow@ECS.UMass.edureckhow@ECS.UMass.edu Matt Silversilver@CambrianInnovation.comsilver@CambrianInnovation.com Tom Tilastom.tilas@AECOM.comtom.tilas@AECOM.com


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