The Water Hub: Ripple 2019

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Our first annual network event is for businesses, creative thinkers, and practitioners; for those who want to create an impact in the water and environment sector and share our ambition for putting the North East at the heart of the global market in water technology innovation. The day will provide industry and government insight, cutting-edge innovation, real life examples, and inspiring talks from those influencing the sector in the North East and beyond. We will be announcing a full programme including keynote speakers, panellists, pitchers and exhibitors on 25t February 2019.




To register to attend this FREE event, please sign up on Eventbrite.


We want to showcase innovative businesses and exciting opportunities at RIPPLE 2019, and to do this we need your help!


Pitch My Product

Have you got a new product or service you’d love to shout about? We want to give exciting businesses a platform to present their innovations to the audience.  Apply to pitch, complete this short application form before 15 February 2019. 


Pitch My Problem

Is your organisation facing a business challenge? Could our audience be part of the solution? We want to hear from local government, public and private sector businesses, utilities and the third sector with challenges that fit with The Water Hub’s themes. Submit a challenge, complete this short application form before 15 February 2019. 



Do you want to demo your technology, promote your product, highlight upcoming funding opportunities, or make businesses aware of the support you provide? We have a dedicated networking space to showcase products, services and funding.

Apply now for a stall. 

Please note that data submitted in the supporting application form will be reviewed by The Water Hub, and will be handled and stored in accordance with GDPR guidelines. The applicant can withdraw their application and/or ask for their information to be updated or removed at any point. This is a competitive process and applicants will be chosen based on their fit with The Water Hub and whether the problem or product they present provides opportunities for open innovation, collaboration and business growth.