New England Water Innovation Network (NEWin) - Swim-MA

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A proposal developed by selected participants in the
Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts 2012:
Per Suneby
Ned Barlett
John McArdle
Dave Reckhow
Matt Silver
Tom Tilas
BioConversion Solutions
Bowditch & Dewey
Battelle
UMass Amherst
Cambrian Innovations
AECOM
June 2013
is:
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.
June 2013
The
Network of
Resources
Equipment
Test Bed Sites
• Existing sites
• Easily
upgraded sites
• Enabled for
private use by
approved
parties
+
Labs
Marketed &
coordinated
by
Experts
June 2013
Who Would Use
?
 Startup companies
 Major equipment companies
 Engineering firms
 Researchers
 Students
 State and federal government
June 2013
Why
?
Water Technology Innovation Roadmap
Invention;
Proof of
Concept
Technical
Evaluation;
Market Testing;
Scaling
Concept
Pilot / Beta
Demonstrate
Commercialize
Typical Effort: 3-4+ years and $X Million+
e Problem: Access to test beds, expensive lab equipmen
and specific expertise is time-consuming and expensive
June 2013
Why
?
Water Technology Innovation Roadmap
Invention;
Proof of
Concept
Invention;
Proof of
Concept
Technical
Evaluation;
Market Testing;
Scaling
Concept
Technical
Evaluatio
n; Market
Testing;
Scaling
Concept
Pilot /
Beta
Pilot / Beta
Demon
-strate
Demonstrate
Commercialize
Commercialize
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Business Model
Resource
Providers
• Information
about
capabilities
• Key contact
• Marketing
• Booking
• Billing
• Connections
Clients
•
Startup
companies
•
Major
equipment
companies
•
Engineering
firms
•
Researchers
•
Students
•
State and
federal
government
Test Beds
Equipmen
t
Labs
•
Memberships
• Fees
•
Sponsorships
• Fees
• Services
Experts
June 2013
Benefits For a Water Utility
Simplify and accelerate new technology evaluation
•
•
•
•
Sourcing
Vendor communications/expectations
Standardized approach
Potential access to gov’t/sponsor funds
Lower technology adoption risk
Raise industry leadership profile
• World-class utility
• More attractive employer
Support state initiative to grow industry
June 2013
Benefits
Constituency
Work
Experience
/ Jobs
Time to
Market
Test New
Tech.
✔✔
Public Utilities
Startups
Large Equipment
Vendors
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔✔
✔
✔
University
Researchers
VCs/Investors
Governments
✔
✔✔
✔✔
Expert
Services
✔✔
Engineering Firms
Students
Research
✔
✔✔
✔
✔
✔✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
June 2013
Test Beds Are Core to Building Clusters
Location
Public 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 Council’s Collaborative Research
Center)
Ontario, Canada
(WaterTAP: Technology Acceleration Project)
Ohio River Valley (KY, IN, & OH)
(Confluence: Water Technology Innovation Cluster)
Planned 2013
Exist & planned
Exist & planned
June 2013
Example: Mekorot’s “WaTech”
CALL FOR JOINT R&D WITH MEKOROT 2014
June 2013
The Survey Says:
“What Should We Focus on to Re-enforce Our
Leadership?”
•
•
•
•
•
•
Pilot & validation sites 30%
Communications
18%
Water sector strategy
15%
Water sector incentives
15%
Accelerator programs
12%
Regulation
10%
Source: Audience response at “Water Innovation in Action” Conference, Toronto, Feb 27, 2013
June 2013
Some Potential
Site
Test Bed Sites
Waste
water
Drinkin
g 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
✔
✔
Storm
water
Systems
& infrastructure
Nutrification
Salt
water
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
June 2013
Financials
Each test bed site
All test bed sites
Labs
Launch
Capital ($M)*
Annual
Operating Expense ($M)*
$0 to $4
Breakeven/surplus
< $10
Breakeven/surplus
$0
Breakeven/surplus
$0.2
$0.2 +
* Estimated
June 2013
Letters of Interest
Universities
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Students
Harvard
 MIT Water Club
MIT
 Tufts WSSS
Northeastern
Tufts
UMass Amherst
UMass Dartmouth
UMass Lowell
WPI
Companies
 AECOM
 American Water
 BioConversion
Solutions
 Cambrian
Innovation
 Clean Membranes
 Desalitech
 Oasys Water
 Resolute Marine
Energy
 ThermoEnergy
 Xylem
Investors
 ATV Capital
 Black Coral
 Clean Energy
Venture Group
 Flagship Ventures
 Flybridge Partners
 Liberation Capital
 Oxford
BioSciences
 Venrock
June 2013
Legislative Support
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.”
June 2013
A 2013 Survey Says:
Ontario Audience Asked:
“What Region Has The World’s Leading Water
Hub?”
•
•
•
•
•
•
Ontario
Israel
Singapore
Germany
Holland
USA
25%
23%
23%
16%
7%
4%
Source: Audience response at “Water Innovation in Action” Conference, Toronto, Feb 27, 2013
June 2013
Goal: A Future Survey Says:
“What Region Has The World’s Leading Water
Hub?”
• Massachusetts
• Israel
tied
• Singapore
tied
• All others
(noise)
#1
#2
#2
June 2013
Interested in
?
Resource provider?
Client?
Sponsor?
Implementation Committee?
Contact:
Michael Murphy [email protected]
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Business Development Manager, Water Innovations
Per Suneby
Ned Barlett
John McArdle
Dave Reckhow
Matt Silver
Tom Tilas
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
June 2013

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