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Development and Application of a Model to Study Water Technology Adoption

This paper develops a set of criteria that can be used to study industry adoption and dissemination of water technologies through various stages of a market adoption model. It tests the applicability of these criteria on a diverse array of over 488 water technologies. Based on case studies, it seeks to define the typical and...

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Analysis of adoption rates for Needs Driven versus Value Driven innovation water technologies

This paper analyzes six case studies of new water technology innovations in the last three decades and investigates the differences in timelines for moving through the various stages of water technology commercialization. The concept of two different types of innovation was explored: Crisis/Needs Driven and Value Driven. It was found that the case studies that...

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Brave Blue World Documentary

Brave Blue World Documentary

Brave Blue World – A Perfect Storm for Water An engaging new documentary will showcase water like never before. Called Brave Blue World, the feature-length documentary will provoke a fundamental rethink, revolution and paradigm shift in how people view the treatment and delivery of water, a vital element to life on Earth. The circular economy,...

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Key Takeaways from the World Economic Forum 2019, Davos

Key Takeaways from the World Economic Forum 2019, Davos

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of BlueTech Research reports from Davos Attending the World Economic Forum in Davos was something completely outside my realm of previous experience, and I am not quite sure what to compare it to. Davos is truly in the middle of nowhere. Deliberately so, I am sure. It is a two-hour drive to...

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BlueTech Research has partnered with ESWP ahead of the 2019 IWC.

BlueTech Research has partnered with ESWP ahead of the 2019 IWC.

BlueTech Research is delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) as a media partner for the 2019 IWC. The IWC presents the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in this field, cutting across a wide range of industries, technologies and functional areas. As the preeminent international...

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Who are the FANGs of water?

Who are the FANGs of water?

You may be familiar with the term FANG stocks, a term coined by Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money to describe the four biggest tech giants in terms of stock valuations: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. At BlueTech we took this concept, applied it to water, and flipped it around, asking: which are the ‘big...

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UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

Brexit presents a challenge and an opportunity for UK utilities. Paul O’Callaghan reports back from this summer’s BlueTech Forum in Vancouver about the changing shape of innovation. This article recently appeared in the September 2018 edition of The Environment Magazine. Click here, to find out more about The Environment magazine and to see its future...

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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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