About us

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.

Water Valley Denmark’s framework for open innovation

 

1. Co-learning

Danish and international challenges are voiced. Knowledge sharing on already existing solutions and projects

2. Co-creation

Based on potentials and challenges identified in the co-learning process stakeholders mobilize to create new innovative solutions and form partnerships in co-creation workshops

3. Co-effectuate

Innovation projects – Securing that ideas create the needed impact and learnings are distributed and used in future co-learning

 

Leadership & Team

Ulla Sparre

Ulla Sparre

CEO

Jesper Borg Christensen

Jesper Borg Christensen

Head of Research & Education

Pia Jacobsen

Pia Jacobsen

Head of Global Innovation

Camilla F. Simonsen

Camilla F. Simonsen

Head of Communication & Admin

Jackie Van Tran Foged

Jackie Van Tran Foged

Project Manager

Janni Thusgaard

Janni Thusgaard

Head of Business Innovation

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
Mads Sckerl
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