Improving life through co-creation of meaningful water innovation

About Us

Everything we do starts with collaboration and innovation

We are a national unifying initiative for the development and innovation of solutions for the water industry. 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.

Water Valley Denmark is an alliance between Danish and international players, stretching from sciences and research institutes to startups and global supply companies.

With our agile and innovative approach to project work, combined industry effort and knowledge sharing we can solve some of the world’s fundamental water challenges – thereby improving the quality of life for people worldwide.

Water Valley Denmark will create a platform and epicenter for developing groundbreaking water technology that will enable water consumption to become more resource efficient, cost effective and quality assured.

Vision

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 population need access to 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

Start-up & Incubation

Strengthening start-up 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 a Central Jutland lighthouse for water technology which will strengthen Denmark’s exports, such as:

  • Building The Spring, a living water laboratory
  • 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

Data sharing platform

Water Living Lab

Innovation and knowledge sharing platform

Water reducing, regulating and consuming project

BeyondBeta – FLOW

Partners

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.

Grundfos

Poul Due Jensen, CEO

Become a member of Water Valley Denmark

We offer two types of memberships – Please reach out if you wish to know more 

PARTNERS

In the beginning, contribution through a period of 3 years (2021-2023) in order to establish the association.

Advantages:

  • Access to network of top board of director members
  • Exclusive access to incubator
  • Inclusion in communication and marketing (name, logo, stories)
  • Exclusive events
  • Invited to communication forum

 

Activities:

  • Strategic Roundtable – yearly
  • Communication forum – quarterly meetings

MEMBERS

Through annual memberships, members have access to activities, knowledge platform and more.

Advantages:

  • Access to newest research and best practices
  • Latest water technology solutions
  • Access to incubation and accelerator competencies
  • Membership community
  • A dynamic innovation and testing environment
  • Access to capital through funding pools
  • knowledge platform and more.

Activities:

  • Quarterly Innovation Workshops
  • Annual Global Water Summit
  • Digital Drop-ins

Members

Leadership & Team

Ulla Sparre

Ulla Sparre

CEO

Pia Jacobsen

Pia Jacobsen

Program Manager

pja@watervalleydenmark.com

 

+ 45 2920 9169

Lars Mønsted Nielsen

Lars Mønsted Nielsen

Program Manager

Camilla F. Simonsen

Camilla F. Simonsen

Executive Assistant and Member Service

The initiative is supported by a broad range of actors

Who have mobilized around a common purpose, vision and target

Board members

Anders Søndergaard Larsen, Chairman
Dansk Industri

Flemming Besenbacher, Vice Chairman
Aarhus Vand

Claus Hélix-Nielsen
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Lars Tveen
Danfoss A/S

Jesper Kristian Jacobsen
Per Aarsleff A/S

Michael Holm
Systematic A/S

Kim Lehmann
Kamstrup A/S

Ib Enevoldsen
Rambøll A/S

Niels Aage Kjær
AVK Danmark A/S

Mads Helleberg Dorff
DI Vand

Carl-Emil Larsen
Danva

Ulrik Gernow
Grundfos A/S

Kaj Stjernholm
Stjernholm A/S

Martin Østergaard Christensen
Aarhus Kommune

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Water Valley Denmark
Sletvej 2D, 1
8310 Tranbjerg

Phone: +45 9340 0080
CVR: 42726656
Mail: info@watervalleydenmark.com