Multihub Finals Livestream

Be inspired by 20+ bold ideas targeting the future of the water sector pitched by selected startups and finalist student teams. Teams competed for unique awards – Best Pitch, Mentoring and winners’ awards worth 18.000 EUR for acceleration and to travel to and attend IWA World Water Congress 2022 in Copenhagen. 

Inspirational talks from global water leaders and young change-makers topped off our Multihub Finals taking place simultaneously in Kenya, Ghana, Korea, India, Mexico and Denmark.

Livestream Overview

11.00 AM CEST

WELCOME & PARTNER TALKS
Marie Louise Pollmann-Larsen, Project Manager, DTU Skylab
Prof. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director, IWA
Inês Breda, Board member, IWA WYP Denmark, Emerging Water Leaders, IWA 
Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Sustainability & CR, Rambøll
Morten Riis, Group Director – Water Utility, Grundfos 


11.30 AM CEST

FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT – Young Academics 
Levke Ubben, NGWA Young Academics Lead, DTU Skylab 
11.45 AM CEST

PITCH SESSION 1 – Young Entrepreneurs
11 state-of-the-art water start-ups – see profiles here
Facilitated by Jackie Stenson, Executive Chair of Essmart

Jury Panel:
Mariusz Hermansdorfer, Associate at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl & Technical Lead GreenScenario, Rambøll
Flemming Hedegaard, Director & Head of Water Treatment, Project- and Portfolio Management, Core Technology, Grundfos 
Claus Hélix-Nielsen, Head of Department, DTU Environment
Sophie Birkelund Bech, Head of Startup Scale-Up Program „Scale-Up Champions“, DTU Skylab
Ulla Sparre, Chief Innovation Officer, Danish Water Cluster
Anders Bækgaard, DANVA & Congress President IWA WWC 2021 & 2022


1.00 PM CEST


BREAK

1.15 PM CEST

PITCH SESSION 2 – Finalists Young Academics
10 international student teams solving 5 Urban Water Challenges
Facilitated by Jackie Stenson, Executive Chair of Essmart

Jury Panel:
Søren Hvilshøj, Global Division Director Rambøll Water
Flemming Hedegaard, Director & Head of Water Treatment, Project- and Portfolio Management, Core Technology, Grundfos 
Mads Helleberg Dorff, Director DI Water, Confederation of Danish Industry
Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Head of Water DTU & Part of IWA Danish Steering Committee
Helle Katrine Andersen Chair IWA DK & Vice President, DANVA
Nadia Schou Vorndran Lund, Board Member of IWA YWP Denmark & Industrial Postdoc at EnviDan A/S



2.30 PM CEST


BREAK & VIRTUAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

2.45 PM CEST

AWARDS CEREMONY & NETWORKING

Best Pitch Award – Young Academics & Young Entrepreneurs
by Nadia Schou Vorndran Lund, Industrial Postdoc, Board Member IWA YWP DK

Tracks Awards – Most Promising Solution & Acceleration Awards
Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Sustainability & CR, Rambøll
Ok Sun Jeon, Deputy Director at Water & Energy Industry Division, Daegu Metropolitan City
Morten Riis, Group Director Water Utility, Grundfos
Representative of LE34 & Ghana Water Company Ltd. to be announced
Representative of NITI Aayog & Atal Innovation Mission to be announced

IWA World Water Congress 2022 Scholarship sponsored by NGWA and IWA DK
by Anders Bækgaard, Congress President IWA World Water Congress 2022


3.30 PM CEST

End of program / Event picture / Reception

This is an overview of the program, that might still be subject to minor changes.

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