The Water Tower, the new water innovation hub in Gwinnett County, Georgia, partners with International Tech Innovation Leader, GoHub, to develop and accelerate smart water technology start-ups nationwide.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia – The Water Tower, the new water innovation hub in Buford, announces a partnership with GoHub, an international open innovation hub by GoAigua, with the objective of fostering innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, and supporting the creation and growth of technology startups in the water sector.
With technology playing an increasingly critical role in the water industry, the acceleration of the development of novel technologies is necessary to help water and wastewater utilities become more resilient.
The first-of-its-kind international partnership kicked off on January 1st, 2021. The joint technology entrepreneurship program will focus on water and wastewater treatment, monitoring, metering, predictive analytics, water efficiency, digital water, and other areas of interest. GoHub is entering the new year with over €20M to invest in startups and will be making these funds available participants in this acceleration and venture program.
“With this exciting collaboration, we will be able to offer international expertise on our campus and develop important new advances in utility-focused technologies, allowing us to stay on the forefront of water innovation,” said Melissa Meeker, CEO of The Water Tower. “GoHub’s proven track record in utility innovation and in finding and supporting start-ups, combined with TWT’s resources, will provide huge benefits for our partners and the greater water industry.”
GoHub has over twenty successful start-ups in its global portfolio with innovative offerings in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more. “We are very excited to expand the portfolio and support the delivery of revolutionary technology offerings to the water sector alongside the remarkable TWT team,” said Pablo Calabuig, CEO of GoAigua Inc.
The Water Tower is a new breed of innovation center providing answers to a multitude of complex challenges facing the water industry through an integrated approach to applied research, technology innovation, workforce development, and stakeholder engagement. With its mission to be a thriving ecosystem of water innovation fueled by imagination, informed by research, and powered by pioneers, The Water Tower is especially invested in helping utilities devise strategies to benefit from digital advancements in water supply and quality. For more information visit www.theh2otower.org.
GoHub is a Spain-based Open Innovation hub with multiple locations in Europe, dedicated to the acceleration of Deep Tech software and technology startups focusing on the digital transformation of the water section, increased sustainability, and the improvement of the quality of life across communities. GoHub is part of the water utility group Global Omnium, which provides water and sanitation services to over 300 communities and 4 million citizens in Europe. The have a presence in the United States via GoAigua Inc, a US incorporated entity with place of business in New York City and their fully owned subsidiary. GoHub’s current portfolio can be found at https://gohub.tech/en/.