Improving life through co-creation of meaningful water innovation
What we do
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Our events – 2023
Become a member of Water Valley Denmark
We offer two types of memberships – Please reach out if you wish to know more
In the beginning, contribution through a period of 3 years (2021-2023) in order to establish the association.
Access to network of top board of director members
Exclusive access to incubator
Inclusion in communication and marketing (name, logo, stories)
Invited to communication forum
Strategic Roundtable – yearly
Communication forum – quarterly meetings
Through annual memberships, members have access to activities, knowledge platform and more.
- 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.
- Quarterly Innovation Workshops
- Annual Global Water Summit
- Digital Drop-ins
Leadership & Team
The initiative is supported by a broad range of actors
Who have mobilized around a common purpose, vision and target
Anders Søndergaard Larsen, Chairman
Flemming Besenbacher, Vice Chairman
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Jesper Kristian Jacobsen
Per Aarsleff A/S
Niels Aage Kjær
AVK Danmark A/S
Mads Helleberg Dorff
Martin Østergaard Christensen
If you wish to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact our office:
Water Valley Denmark, The Spring
Hasselager Allé 8, 8260 Viby J
Phone: +45 9340 0080