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Innovation

Through the Water Test Network and by acting as a hub for those at the forefront of the sector, HNIC is an engine for innovation. Ideas are generated, shared, developed, iterated, tested an applied in greater number and at speed when so many are working towards the same goals.

The team
Space technology saving lives

Technology used on early space missions is being revived by two Fife companies to provide clean water for 100,000 people in Pakistan.

The Hutton Research Team with the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney
Highlight: Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System

In 2018-19, the Scottish Government funded Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System became operational and is now serving approximately 200 children and 20 members of staff at Berambadi primary school in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Deputy First Minister John Swinney attended an interactive stakeholder event at in Bangalore in November 2018. 

Network Map
Test, demonstrate and develop new products for the water sector

The Water Test Network (WTN) project will establish a transnational network of testing facilities which can be used by SMEs in North-West Europe (NWE) to test, demonstrate and develop new products for the water sector. In this way, new innovations will be developed and it will accelerate the time to market.