At the InnoHub, participants will be able to explore networking opportunities and schedule meetings during the summit to discuss new technologies and solutions.
The presentations will feature commercial solutions and will focus on the products and solutions offered by companies. Participants will be able to organise meetings with key industry individuals present in Bilbao.
The program offers multiple opportunities, with several hours a day dedicated to breaks and InnoHub activities. The venue will also feature meeting spaces in abundance to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.
Who will join the InnoHub?
30 Nov 2022 – InnoHub session at 12:00-12:30
Guillem Bosh, Idrica
About the presentation – Case study: how smart wastewater technology prevents SSOs in the City of Houston. The case study is based on our GoAigua Clog Spot solution. It optimizes sewer cleaning to prevent sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and ensure sewer capacity is maintained.
About Idrica – Idrica is an international company that specializes in providing services and solutions for water utilities. Through their GoAigua technological solution, they optimise processes and improve efficiency in asset management, water use and energy consumption. Idrica drives resilience and digital transformation in companies by leveraging over 130 years of experience helping municipalities in their water operations and maintenance, and over a decade digitally transforming the water industry.
Elisa Castro Sanchez, Aveva
About the presentation – The connected Water Utility by AVEVA.
About AVEVA– AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, sparking ingenuity to drive responsible use of the world’s resources. The company’s secure industrial cloud platform and applications enable businesses to harness the power of their information and improve collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners.
Sergio Arroniz Prado, Grupo Alava
About the presentation – Need and benefits of digitizing the entire water cycle through an Artificial Intelligence of Things Platform. Our presentation will show you the need and benefits of digitizing the entire water cycle through an Artificial Intelligence of Things Platform. Grupo Álava came to the market 50 years ago and we want to tell its current digital transformation: how this platform service is necessary for our traditional customers and how new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence are helping their business. Obviously, we will share different case studies in which we have been involved recently.
About Grupo Alava – With half a century of experience, Grupo Álava offers tech solutions that provide competitive value. Its companies monitor assets through algorithms and analysts specialized in predictive maintenance, processes, and digital twins. MonoM, our Industrial AIoT Platform, optimizes the integrated management of assets and infrastructures, digitizing the entire water cycle, a digital transformation that will improve your production, treatment, and distribution.
30 Nov 2022 – InnoHub session at 15:00-15:30
José Manuel Baraibar, VIUDA DE SAINZ, SA
About the presentation – The DRAIN project: a platform for optimal management of drainage systems in road maintenance works. DRAIN is a cross-platform application that allows monitoring the status of drainage systems related to road infrastructures, capturing real-time measurements from its own sensors and public weather stations. The tool is capable of calculating the maximum theoretical capacity of each element of the network and adjusting it according to eventual decreases in section due to obstructions, blockages or other damages, allowing to establish specific behaviour indices and alarms that help the maintenance manager to prioritize preventive control activities and corrective actions. Implementing this tool may optimize the resources from Public Administrations for the maintenance of drainage systems in road networks, minimizing the probability of the occurrence of traffic problems and improving road users’ safety.
About VIUDA DE SAINZ, SA – Our aim is to find the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social welfare. To this end, we develop, implement and maintain high-value-added projects. At present, our company is branching out so that we can position ourselves as a global business and provide advanced solutions with a high level of specialization as well as a clear commitment to the protection of the environment and the sustainable use of resources. The highly qualified staff, together with the availability of sophisticated technical means, enable the company to deal with any type of project with full guarantees of success.
Natalia Alegria Gutierrez, University of the Basque Country
About the presentation – The “CABB” water Hall. Learn more about the new company hall, where students prepare for the world of hydraulics.
About the University of the Basque Country – Our mission is to nurture an enlightened population by providing quality education and training based on knowledge, innovation and equity. As a public institution, we are community-funded, and both fees and services rely only to a small extent on students: our university is owned by all, open to all. We support the acceptance of alterity and the inclusion of all members beyond discrepancies of any kind. The University of the Basque Country is a unique custodian of our age-old linguistic heritage: we have raised Basque language (the only pre Indo-European tongue still spoken) to the highest educational level.
Luis Navarro, Hach Lange Spain, SLU
About the presentation – The Hach’s ClarosTM water intelligent system. The presentation will focus on Hach’s ClarosTM water intelligent system and will put emphasis on one of its parts: the Mobile Sensor Management: Instrument remote management through IoT and web app technology. Learn more here: Claros – The Water Intelligence System
About Hach – Hach’s broad line of instrumentation and chemistries have been carefully crafted for more than 80 years to make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – so you get it right the first time, every time. Our experts understand your applications and we’re committed to helping you discover optimal solutions for your specific needs. Since our founding in 1933, we’ve led the industry in developing innovative solutions to help you manage your water more efficiently and accurately. Today, Hach products can be found across the entire globe and serve industries ranging from municipal drinking and wastewater to food, beverage and power, and every other category that touches water. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Hach is equipped with the support and resources to provide you with the breakthrough products and expert guidance you’ve come to expect.
30 Nov 2022 – InnoHub session at 17:30-18:00
Garry Trabor, Badger Meter, ATi & s::can
About the presentation – Measure what matters. We will present an overview of Badger Meters capabilities of measuring water quality with two distinctly different technologies. We will offer two case studies of the technology in action and the beneficial outcomes. The technology is now being applied to the sector in a Smart water approach using digitalisation and AI to allow water companies to gain insight into water quality throughout distribution Networks.
About Badger Meter, ATi & s::can – With over 115 years of proven technology and innovation, Badger Meter, along with ATi and s::can, offer a globally renowned range of water quality monitoring and flow measurement instrumentation that is transforming the industry, creating a future of intelligent, optimised, smart water networks. As innovators in flow measurement, water quality and control products and solutions, serving water utilities, municipalities, commercial and industrial customers worldwide, we offer pioneering source-to-tap, smart water solutions for water quality and quantity parameters, to optimise operations, conserve water, safeguard water quality, store and leverage data, meet regulatory compliance and build resilience.
José Díaz de Greñu de Pedro, Elliot Cloud
About the presentation – Elliot Water. Improving energy efficiency and NRW in water companies – In this talk we will briefly describe Elliot Water as an IoT platform and present two specific use cases in which it has been used to optimize energy costs and to reduce the non-revenue water (NRW) metric.
About Elliot Cloud – THE SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS. Elliot is the only solution that integrates different technologies for infrastructure management, linking them together: process management, control and optimisation in one data-driven software.
1 Dec 2022 – InnoHub session at 11:30-12:00
Apostolis Tzimas, PrimeWater
About the presentation – Introducing the PrimeWater Freshwater quality Intelligence Suite – PrimeWater offers a complete suite of services that enable water industry professionals to identify and assess at an early-stage possible hydro-ecological risks in freshwater systems, trigger anticipatory actions and reduce exposure to water quality hazards through smart, adaptive lake management.
About PrimeWater – PrimeWater is a Horizon2020 funded research project that generates information on the effects of upstream changes on future water quality and quantity. Building on advanced Earth-Observation data products, integration with additional data sources and diagnostic modelling tools, public and private sector decisions for water resources management are provided with better and actionable information.
Liliana Velasco, Minsait
About the presentation – Improving WWTP performance by transforming activated sludge into granular sludge.
About Minsait, An Indra Company – Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and the leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait.
1 Dec 2022 – InnoHub session at 14:30-15:00
Pawel Licznar, Retencja
About the presentation – WaterFolder.com digital design platform of drainage systems – The switch from “collect and drain” principle to sustainable drainage systems requires introduction of new digital design tools for engineers. New tools must combine the current knowledge about precipitation with proven calculation algorithms and the know-how of producers of technologies used for rainwater management. At the same time, the use of these tools must be simple and intuitive to encourage a change of the old “collect and drain” era’s habits. New digital tools must serve not only specific selection of technical solutions, but also for students’ and engineers’ education. The example of the Retencjapl proves that all of this is possible. The real change of drainage systems design approach is accelerated and facilitated thanks to the use of digital tools in Poland: the Polish Atlas of Rains Intensities (PARIs/PANDa) and the WaterFolder.com design platform. The effectiveness of this approach is proven by the number of platform users, which in two years exceeded 5,900. This is a joint success with leading companies delivering technical solutions for rainwater management on Polish market, like: Wavin, Hauraton, Ecol-Unicon, Amiblu, Dörken Delta, Uponor, DS Consulting, Veoilia, Grundfos and Meva-Pol. The success of current platform version has convinced the Polish National Center for Research and Development to finance its development towards the integrated WaterFolder Connect platform for designing and modeling drainage systems. New design tools are developed and integrated. At the same time new knowledge inevitable for hydrodynamic modeling of drainage systems in Poland is acquired from the analysis of the collection of nearly 32,000 heavy rainfalls from Poland and their hyetographs.
About Rentencja – RetencjaPL is a leading consultancy in digital rainwater management in Poland. We support our clients in facing their rainwater challenges. We help to implement good practices in rainwater for those who, in the same way as we do, recognize water as a valuable resource. In our design and consulting practice we apply knowledge and scientific achievements, being both efficient and pragmatic in our engineering approach. We create easy-to-use digital rainwater management tools.
Álvaro Fernández del Amo, Hovering Solutions
About Hovering Solutions – Hovering Solutions designs and builds autonomous aerial robots for underground and GNSS-denied environments. Our patented technology enables navigation in complex environments with NO light, NO pilot or any communication, generating georeferenced point-clouds and high resolution geolocated images. Founded in 2016 with a focus on mining scannings, Hovering Solutions has rapidly expanded into other industries such as hydropower, water utilities or construction, helping clients to digitalise their critical infrastructure, otherwise unaccessible with traditional methods, in a fast, accurate and safe way.
2 Dec 2022 – InnoHub session at 11:30-12:00
Maciej Pawelec, Retencja
About the presentation – How software can protect the aquatic environment – Case studies from Poland. Identification of rainwater management challenges faced by lowland located small town. Planning and implementation of necessary IoT governors cooperating with cloud based monitoring and control system allowing to detect and automatically detour stormwater environmental threats for present and future urban developments. Additional assessment of existing infrastructure and possibilities of optimizing its stormwater retention for maximum capacity
About Ecol-Unicon – Ecol-Unicon was founded in 1996 and is the leading producer and distributor of water protection devices in Poland. We have four production facilities, a professional sales and support network with branches in major Polish cities and also a rapidly developing export department. Our offer can be divided into three main groups: rain management products, pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants. We offer cutting-edge solutions for odour elimination, as well as BUMERANG SMART – an intelligent monitoring and management system. We also provide services such as the construction of engineering projects, maintenance and operation.
2 Dec 2022 – InnoHub session at 14:30-15:00
Carlos Ruiz Cabeza, Westermo Data Communication
About the presentation – WESTERMO helps upgrade Industrial data infrastructure, improving reliability and reducing CapEx. Westermo solutions are used for creating the most reliable networks possible for critical control systems. This is due to their high performances, the fact that they are designed to be used in harsh environments, that they ensure the highest level of cybersecurity, and they are easy to configure and maintain thanks to the “Made Easy” concept, which will be explained.
About Westermo– Westermo has specifically developed solutions to meet the extreme requirements for mission-critical industrial control systems. WESTERMO will introduce a decentralized solution for digitalization, data acquisition and remote control based on both edge gateways and a software platform, which brings additional functionalities like SCADA protocol conversion (IEC 101, IEC 104, MMS, DNP3, Modbus RTU, Modbus IP) meeting the highest requirements in Cybersecurity OT.
Ulrik Højbjerre, Grundfos
About the presentation – The global water sector is embracing a digital transformation, adopting a range of technologies for remote sensing, asset management, and predictive analytics. Explore our digital solutions to minimize energy consumption and water and wastewater challenges. Grundfos Utility Connect:
Remotely monitor and control pumping stations at any time and anywhere. Demand Driven Distribution: Minimize water loss and energy consumption with our pressure management system for water networks. Grundfos Machine Health: Continuously monitor equipment using sensors to notify about maintenance and get intelligence on historical data to predict the best way forward. Grundfos Utility Analytics: Get insights to improve water and wastewater network performance including water loss reduction and asset management optimization.
About Grundfos – Possibility in every drop. Grundfos are more than just a water pump company. Through our solutions and services, we touch millions and millions of people every day, without most even noticing. And with that comes great responsibility. A responsibility to respect, protect and advance the flow of water for people, businesses and the planet. Because at Grundfos, we believe that every drop contains infinite possibilities, and that water has the power to change the world. At Grundfos, our vision is to work together with utilities around the world to drive a water revolution, using unmatched data insights, expertise, and autonomous end-to-end solutions. We want to become the most trusted water management partner, and enable our customers, partner organizations, and the global community to transform into a sustainable future. We help you transform with more sustainable, smart, and optimized water management solutions – without ever compromising on system reliability and uptime. With more than 20 years of data-driven development under our belts, we understand connectivity, data, and AI, and know how to deploy them in ways that deliver significant benefits to water utilities.
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The event is promoted to a network of water professionals through multiple digital channels and international, regional and local media partners.
All exhibitors can take advantage of unique, sponsorship and partnership opportunities, tailor-made to meet their needs and enable them to make an impact and play a leading role in an event.
All exhibitors can take advantage of networking facilities.
Lunch and Coffee
All Exhibitors will be located in the main Exhibition hall where all lunches and coffee breaks will be served. The hall will also host other social functions and receptions, enabling full integration between Exhibition and Conference.
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