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How to succeed during a crisis

One of our obsessions at BlueTech, shared by many in the business world, is in analysing the secret of what makes companies succeed or fail. When the stall rate for early stage companies is so high, with so many falling into the so-called “Valley of Death” stage, how can we predict which water technology companies...

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As the world turns: shifting to a circular economy

As the world turns: shifting to a circular economy

BlueTech Research is an intelligence group that analyses the major drivers shaping the water sector, and interprets how they create opportunities for technologies and businesses in water. I would like to share with you some insight into how we think, and how we are approaching and analysing this sector.   There are different kinds of...

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Innovation prize winners announced at BlueTech Forum 2018

Innovation prize winners announced at BlueTech Forum 2018

Technologies for wastewater treatment and plant optimisation were the winners of the Innovation Showcase at BlueTech Forum. The event attracted 200 delegates and took place in Vancouver, Canada on 7 June 2018. Aquacycl, which is based in California, won Best Technology Innovation for its bioelectrical treatment technology – BETT – which can directly convert sewage...

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Press Release: PowerTech and Aquazoom Win 2018 China BlueTech Awards

Press Release: PowerTech and Aquazoom Win 2018 China BlueTech Awards

Out of 7 innovative water tech companies that were chosen to present their technologies at the Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech China this year, the Judges have selected two companies to win the 3rd annual China BlueTech Awards. PowerTech Water, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, received the Most Innovative Technology award for their next-gen water purification technology based on INverted Capacitive deIONization...

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The Circular Economy as an answer to the Jevons Paradox

One of the most intuitive responses to try and address water scarcity is to become more water efficient and use (or lose) less water. This can run into one of the most widely-known paradoxes in environmental economics, the Jevons Paradox, which describes a situation where increased efficiency drives increased resource use. The Circular Economy may be the...

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Digital water: discovering the ghost in the machine

The concept of ‘digital water’ is still more of a philosophy than a science, and can appear ethereal and nebulous at first glance. Recognizing that many sciences begin as philosophies, I looked to concepts such as the ‘ghost in the machine’ as a frame of reference to understand the opportunities presented by digital water. The...

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Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research joined Travis Loop, WEF, in his podcast Words on Water and shared his thoughts on current water industry trends, water issues, circular economy, and the meaning of innovation. Travis: Hi Welcome to words on water, a podcast from the Water Environment Federation. This is Travis Loop, the host, and today...

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China BlueTech Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

China BlueTech Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

April 17th, 2018. The 3rd Annual China BlueTech™ Awards is proud to announce this year’s Finalists, who will travel to Aquatech China on May 31st to present their technology and get a chance to win one of the two prestigious awards for most Innovative Technology and Market Readiness. The 2018 China BlueTech™ Awards Finalists are...

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