Improving life through co-creation of meaningful water innovation

What we do

Everything we do starts with collaboration and innovation

We bring the best minds in the water industry together with the aim of thinking openly and creatively across segments, professions, and traditional mental barriers. We facilitate project collaboration and innovation in order to create solutions for the world’s fundamental water challenges.


Accelerate global green growth by establishing one of the world’s strongest platforms for water innovation

No life without water

The world is facing numerous challenges relating to water distribution, management and recycling


of the world's population lack access to clean and safe drinking water


of the world’s wastewater remains untreated


of drinkable water is ”lost” due to poor management

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Water Valley Denmark

Our Four Strategic Focus Areas

Research & Development

Increased focus on innovation collaboration and research in water technology, such as:

  • PhD School
  • Lab Facilities 




Startup & Incubation

Strengthening startup environment and ecosystem through incubation and accelerator programs, such as:

  • Experimental Water Lab
  • Water Accelerator 



Innovation & Large-scale Projects

  • Build large-scale test and demonstration facilities.
  • Create improved access to water data and establish better opportunities for developing new digital business models  



Global exposure and Collaboration

Focus on establishing the Lighthouse Water Tech which will strengthen Denmark’s exports, such as:

  • Building a network of water living labs – including The Spring
  • Develop a digital knowledge sharing platform

Our Key Targets

Double Danish export of water technology from 20 to 40 DKK billion by 2030

Take part in creating a CO2 and climate neutral water sector by 2030

Contribute to the creation of 4,000 – 5,000 jobs

Our projects

Water Data Space 

Water Living Lab

Water Cycle Denmark

Water reducing, regulating and consuming project

BeyondBeta – FLOW

First water technology mentor corps

Our mentors offer knowledge, experience and sparring to ambitious water tech startups.

The mentors have industry knowledge and are experienced industry professionals.

A strong alliance of stakeholders

Founding partners


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Water Valley Denmark provides better opportunities for collaboration between Danish and international actors within the water sector. We are facing critical water challenges across the globe and it has never been more important to act. It is our ambition to catalyze development and demonstration of attractive Danish water technologies for the largest markets in the world through excellent research and innovation.

Water Valley Denmark

Flemming Besenbacher, Vice Chairman

The ambition is to create close relationships and collaborative alliances that strengthen the Danish water sector. In practice, this means involving a single ecosystem that builds on existing initiatives and at the same time includes several companies, international actors, universities and promising startups. Thereby we can create new knowledge and new water solutions, which can expand Denmark’s already strong position in the world market for water technology.


Poul Due Jensen, CEO