The global water crisis is escalating and many businesses are already managing the effects as they plan for an uncertain future. The crisis is creating significant research opportunities in areas such as wastewater treatment and reuse, desalination and resource recovery. There are also major investigations opening up in groundwater remediation and network optimisation as utilities and municipalities seek to maximise efficiencies and lower the cost of compliance.
BlueTech’s custom-built online Intelligence Platform holds a vast bank of data and insight into water technologies and their markets. We track the entire range of existing and emerging technologies and use our bespoke data-modelling tool to compare their offerings so you can identify optimal solutions. BlueTech Research tracks licensing activity of research institutes around the globe for new innovative and disruptive water technologies. This intelligence is particularly valuable if you wish to identify a gap in the market to develop a new technology or are considering entry into a new market.
One of the great things about BlueTech is the research. We especially use the research in the [Innovation] Tracker, which has over 500 companies. One of my favourite things about BlueTech is how they summarize and send out regular updates on IP, technology changes, and companies. These are helpful updates that we use everyday in our business because our job is to find the best technologies and invest in them, and we use BlueTech to support that mandate.
BlueTech has a quite unique value proposition, providing a global view on facts, trends and innovation in the water industry, as well as tools, reports and custom research options to clients, thanks to a very experienced and qualified team. And the Forum is a great event!
We chose BlueTech Research as a strategic partner, we have already worked on several projects for the last two years. We look forward to growing Hitachi’s business in North America alongside BlueTech Research.
Our monthly Intelligence Briefing picks out the key insight and information you need to know about emerging technologies, industry activity and global market trends. For more detailed insight we have created a library of reports which focus on niche areas of the water technology market. These specialist reports are pithy, easily digestible and designed to provide actionable information.
Academia & Research
Reviewed the water strategy plan for a large industrial client launching a new water business division as a new entrant to the water sector. A workshop was facilitated by BlueTech with experts from our Technology Assessment Group (TAG).
Critical feedback was provided on the strategy for internal growth through R&D and growth through acquisitions.
Academia & Research
SAEV requested a review of the UV disinfection market and a new UV-LED offering from Typhon Treatment Systems to better understand the market potential before providing investment capital.
The Client’s Needs
The client needed a competitive landscape review with a cross-comparison of technologies and their costs, movements of major corporates in the space, and emerging technology companies. Market analysis required geographic and application breakdowns with forecasts of future growth. The results needed to culminate in the current status of UV-LED technology, current and future market value, the best application fit, identification of strongest potential competitors, and a cost comparison to traditional mercury lamps to identify a cross-over point with LEDs.
The competitive landscape consisted of primary research through desked-based research and through BlueTech’s innovation tracker to outline the established players providing UV disinfection and emerging technology providers in the UV-LED space. Patent analysis and licensing opportunities provided an overview of developments in the technology. Interviews were carried out with end-users, technology providers and LED manufacturers to gain insight on cost comparisons and anticipated projections.
The market analysis evaluated the current mercury lamp UV disinfection market as a surrogate to the potential UV-LED disinfection market and used LED industry roadmaps to inform the development path and timeline.
Finally, members of BlueTech’s TAG team evaluated the target technology and provided their feedback on technical feasibility, market readiness, and the development roadmap.
SAEV invested an undisclosed amount in the target company.
Academia & Research
This project was focused on understanding customer perceptions and experience in the US
Municipal Market with respect to sludge dryer technology. This was primarily a “Voice of
Customer” exercise, focusing on interviewees from both end-users of sludge dryers (sludge
generators and 3rd party processors) and other potential decision makers in the value chain
(i.e. major consulting engineers whom may be specifying sludge dryer projects).
BlueTech understands the importance of working in partnership to achieve successful innovation in the water industry, so we offer our clients direct access to our senior analysts. We also nurture relationships within our community of end-users, vendors, technology providers and investors where we see synergies. Our annual forum and networking events are carefully curated to generate these mutually beneficial opportunities.
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