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26/04 - 27/04


In June of 2017, in Geneva – Switzerland, Waterpreneurs co-organized “Innovate 4 water: A matchmaking forum for Sustainable Development” with WaterVent and the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization’s "WIPO GREEN (“The Marketplace for Sustainable Technology”). WIPO hosted the event that brought together various water & sanitation stakeholders over the course of two days (entrepreneurs, investors, large and small companies, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, incubators) who are contributing to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 6.

The objectives of the event were to:

  • Create visibility for entrepreneurs in the water sector in order to enable them to reach impact investors;
  • Promote the transfer of innovative water technologies and innovative business models in emerging markets and developing countries;
  • Facilitate connections to catalyse collaborations

The second edition of this forum, in Nairobi, will provide the opportunity for meaningful interactions about innovations, technologies, business and human rights amongst water experts, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, NGOs and UN agencies. Entrepreneurs with innovative water and sanitation technologies and business models looking for investments will pitch to prospective investors, including clean-tech venture capitalists, private equity and corporate investors (and vice versa).

Expected Outcomes

  •  Facilitate connections for deal-making
  •  Give visibility to organisations (UN, NGO’s, Corporations) presenting their needs and/or current projects (impact funds, coalitions, innovative public/private models, new financial vehicles) to potential service providers (social entrepreneurs, water and technology experts, etc) partners and investors
  •  Form sustainable collaborations in adapting suitable innovations in combating threat paused by climate change in the water sector
  • Leverage the interest of entrepreneurs who innovate, including with disruptive technologies and social business models, thus contributing to SDG 6
  •  Promote climate smart WASH technologies including Water Recycling and Reuse

Event Details

When: 26/27 April 2018

Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Information about the programme, sponsoring opportunities and registration can be found here: Innovate 4 Water in Nairobi

For more information contact

Nicolas Lorne – President, Waterpreneurs Association

email nicolas.lorne@waterpreneurs.net

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