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1 1File 20 combining scientific excellence with commercial relevance Wetsus Technological Top Institute for Water technology Martijn Bijmans Europe Coordinator

2 2File 20 Water Quality is Crucial 1.1 billion people no safe drinking water Increasing shortage Irrigation water 2.5 billion people no safe sanitation

3 3File 20 Wetsus Fields of Activity Entrepreneurship –SME companies –Venture capital –Demosites Education –MBA Water –MSc –Talent program Research Excellence –Universities (EU) –PhD students

4 4File 20 Industrial Need for Knowledge Developments at Universities Technological Top Institute Model Financial Multiplier Companies25% Universities25% Government50%

5 5File 20 Wetsus: Top research by unique bundling of know-how disciplines 75 PhD students 20 academic research groups 65 companies 20 themes Wetsus is a facilitating intermediary for trend-setting know-how development in the field of sustainable water treatment technology

6 6File 20 Multidisciplinary team Chemical engineer Membrane technologist Biotechnologist

7 7File 20 Research Program General directions for research: Production of safe and healthy drinking water Safe and cost effective disposal of waste water Reuse and production of components and energy from water New sources for water from air, sea water and waste water Detection of pathogens and micropollutants

8 8File 20 Education Technology needs Talent Talent needs Technology

9 9File 20 Wetsus academy Master Track Water Technology www.wetsusacademy.nl Multidisciplinary program: biotechnology, chemical engineering and process technology Started in September 2008 International, dynamic and high tech environment

10 10File 20 2003 Unilever Vitens Shell Nuon 2004 Bioclear Magneto Energy Valley Landustrie/Hubert Norit/X-flow Triqua Grontmij Royal Haskoning Thermphos Heineken 2005 Nalco NAM Frisia Zout BV Waterb. Groningen Waterm. Drenthe Paques Numico DHV Boskalis Procede Evides Global Membrains Rabobank Wetterskip Fryslân Bright Spark 2006 KWR / BTO Dura Vermeer Hunze en Aa's Hi Light Opto Schlumberger TCNN Westt Friesland Foods Lionix Kurita 2007 Triodos bank Aquacare PWN Brabant water Dow Chemicals WS Dommel Coram Stowa DSM 2M Engineering Multifund Trojan UV CvO - BTO Participating companies 2008 Hednesford Fuji Film Oasen GMB Ingrepro Eneco Rosendaal Energy Syngenta Neste Oil Biosoil/Solarix/Tendris Microlan Feycon Delta Essent

11 11File 20 Incubator business centre

12 12File 20 Example: Blue Energy Electricity production, gradient in salinity: ~ 2 MW per m3/s river water flows to sea Global potential: –2.6 TW (20% of total energy consumption) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation =

13 13File 20 Roadmap 2005 – 2009 PhD projects Wetsus 2007 – 2010 Pilot Harlingen > 2010 Full-scale applications mW - W kWMW

14 14File 20 Innovation: Blue Energy Wetsus Research project Business Success Patent applications Spin off companies & New business Demo projects …… Venture capital Talent Larger companies join ……

15 15File 20 Water for a changing world Top Research: combine commercial relevance with scientific excellence Demand driven and Multidisciplinary Facilitate development of new technology Education for technology workers

16 16File 20 combining scientific excellence with commercial relevance Thank you for your attention www.wetsus.nl Martijn.Bijmans@wetsus.nl


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