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  • by Trevor Loveday

Anglian and Northumbrian unveil partners for new innovation event

Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water subsidiary, Essex & Suffolk Water, have announced the organisations that will take part in their new, collaborative innovation event in Ipswich over three days in September.

The headline sponsors at Innovate East are EWM (an alliance including Atos, Cognizant and Capgemini) and Mott Macdonald with confirmed partners including, Aiimi, BT, @one Alliance, Siemens, Sweco, Emcor, IBM, The Weather Company, Skanska, Xylem, Atkins, Barhale, IMGeospatial and Soarizon.

Like Northumbrian’s established Innovation Festival, Innovate East will be based on teams working swiftly over the duration of the event using the Google “sprint” model and data analysis sessions (hackathons) to address major water industry issues.

The teams of utility experts, academics, scientists, engineers, commercial businesses, students and customers will work on problems under four main themes: Social Purpose, Natural Capital, Digital Twins and Leakage.

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