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

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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

Innovation and knowledge sharing platform

Water reducing, regulating and consuming project

BeyondBeta – FLOW


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

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Leadership & Team

Ulla Sparre

Ulla Sparre


Pia Jacobsen

Pia Jacobsen

Head of Global Innovation

Camilla F. Simonsen

Camilla F. Simonsen

Head of Communication & Admin

Anna Listh

Anna Listh

Head of Water Industry Acceleration

Jesper Borg Christensen

Jesper Borg Christensen

Head of Research & Funding

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

Brian Seeberg
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

Ulrik Gernow
Grundfos A/S

Kaj Stjernholm
Stjernholm A/S

Martin Østergaard Christensen
Aarhus Kommune

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
CVR: 42726656

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