The Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem (“Water-TIE”) has been established with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to advance the commercialization of new water treatment technologies. The primary goal of the Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem is to conduct translational research on promising treatment technologies, to provide pilot-scale testing in real-world environments, and to facilitate commercialization of innovative new products and processes. Specific objectives are to:
- Catalyze the industry / university research collaboration
- Expand innovation-promotion for technology commercialization and entrepreneurial support
- Encourage technology adoption by assisting small and mid-size companies in implementing new technologies
- Support industry partners through new grant proposals and access to capital
- Support job growth and company creation
- Build a sustainable community of innovation and economic growth.
The Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem provides a network of technology leaders in the water field to facilitate identification, development, and commercialization of innovative water treatment technologies that are relevant to the needs of industry and the environment.
Under the direction of the Water and Environmental Technology Center (“WET”) Center at Temple University, the Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem brings together industrial, municipal, and research partners to provide solutions to water and wastewater challenges. To learn more about membership, click on the link below: