INNOVATE 4 WATER - 7-9 June Geneva

INNOVATE 4 WATER is a matchmaking forum for sustainable development - 2 days articulated around a matchmaking event and an open forum, focusing on water, entrepreneurship and sustainable investments. It will take place on 8-9 June in Geneva - with a coaching day on the 7th.

Waterpreneurs is co-organizing this event with WaterVent and the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization’s "WIPO GREEN : The Marketplace for Sustainable Technology”.

​WIPO GREEN will host the event that will bring together various water 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 are 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 event is particularly relevant for:

  • Small and Medium Enterprises with interests in the water & sanitation sectors

  • Multinational companies with interests in the water & sanitation sectors

  • Investors (banking, asset management, private banking, corporate companies)

  • Water & sanitation institutions (foundations, coalitions, NGOs)

  • International organisations, national governments

  • Universities / incubators / research institutions

  • UN Agencies with interest in WASH and IWRM


June 7, 2017 - Coaching day (for entrepreneurs only)

Exclusive coaching on business pitch for presenting entrepreneurs.

June 8, 2017 - Investments Matchmaking for entrepreneurs and investors

Entrepreneurs with innovative water and sanitation technologies and business models looking for investments will be pitching to prospective investors, including clean-tech venture capitalists, private equity and corporate investors.​

June 9, 2017 - Open Forum

​The Open Forum will provide the opportunity for meaningful interactions about Technologies, Business and Human Rights amongst water experts, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, NGOs and UN agencies.

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