Agenda 2013

The schedule of events for the Blue Tech Forum 2013

Presentation: Food-Water Nexus

In this 15-minute presentation, Dick Zwartveld, Product Manager at Priva, will address the food-water nexus, discussing advancements in horticulture & greenhouse... Read More

Field Trip to Wetsus (Optional)

On Wednesday May 15th, after the BlueTech Forum, delegates have the opportunity to attend an informational field trip to Wetsus, the centre of excellence for sustainable water technology.  Through Wetsus, more than 90 companies work together with 16 academic... Read More

Panel: Strategic Corporate Investors

Strategic investors have much to gain from funding early stage water companies that developed solutions for specific challenges. Early funding of such companies is an attractive route towards developing future acquisition candidates that help shape the technology... Read More

2013 BlueTech Research Awards Ceremony

Companies taking part in the BlueTech Showcase will receive nominations and votes from the BlueTech Forum Delegates to win one of two BlueTech® Awards: the Tracker BlueTech® Disrupt-o-meter® Award or the BlueTech® Tracker BlueTruffle Award. The winners will receive a... Read More

Afternoon Keynote

Cees Buisman, Scientific Director, Wetsus Dr. Buisman will present a vision of how we can feed the world on a sustainable long-term basis and the technologies that we need to do this, including inexpensive desalination technologies and methods to recycle nutrients. He... Read More

Panel: Intrapreneurship & In-House Innovation

It is believed by some that venture backed water technology start-ups are the main vehicle for water technology innovation. These nimble companies sail close to the wind and are by definition entrepreneurial and adaptable. Many large water tech companies have... Read More

A Fireside Chat with Jos Pâques

Toward the conclusion of our luncheon, this fireside chat style interview will feature visionary entrepreneur Jos Pâques, Founder, Paques Holding BV, who will share the the story of his entrepreneurial endeavors and the history of Paques... Read More

Panel: New Entrants to the Water Game

The “Threat of New Entrants” is one of Michael Porter’s five forces that shape competitive industries. Despite some missteps by big companies entering the water products and solutions game, we continue to see more big players unable to resist the... Read More