Chennai, December 5, 2017
: Biology and pump technology are combined, when the two leading global
players enter an open innovation collaboration to find new solutions to the world’s
water challenges.
When you combine biotech
with cutting-edge water technology, you might find new solutions to some of the
most pressing global issues concerning water scarcity. Thereby, you can make a
direct impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, aiming at securing
universal access to water and sanitation by 2030.
This is the scope, when
the world’s leading expert in enzymes and microorganisms, Novozymes, and
Grundfos, the global leader in advanced pump technologies, enter an open innovation
The partnership takes
place on, an online universe launched by Novozymes in September
2017 where entrepreneurs, start-ups and others can connect with industry.
“This is a great
opportunity. Partnering with Grundfos opens new possibilities for Novozymes,
the Hello Science platform and its users. Until now, we have been able to
connect the startups and academics, who are part of this network, with our
knowledge about enzymes and microorganisms, and allowing them to use samples in
their work, but now we can also connect them with Grundfos’ expertise in water
treatment,” says Claus Crone Fuglsang, Senior Vice President, Research &
Technology at Novozymes.
The two companies embark
on their innovation voyage today. Four specific challenges will be posted
online, allowing all in the Hello Science community to pitch their ideas on how
to secure clean water for more people – and receive sparring, input and
assistance from both Novozymes and Grundfos. The two companies seek solutions
to remove polluting chemicals from water and improve cleaning of wastewater.
That includes better filtering, less sludge, and recovery of phosphate, a
precious nutrient, from wastewater.
“This is an excellent
chance to see what we can do in combination with Novozymes. Adding
biotechnology to what we can do in for instance digital dosing might very well
open brand-new possibilities for e.g. water treatment. And while we strengthen
our connection with Novozymes, we also get an opportunity to review fresh takes
on the water challenges from all over the world. We need new partnerships to
solve these great challenges, and this is another step down that road,” says
Lars Enevoldsen, Group Vice President, Technology & Innovation at Grundfos.
About Grundfos India:
Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd.
(Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established
on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products
in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Currently, Grundfos India has
more than 350 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 14
offices across India. Grundfos India provides energy efficient pumps and smart
pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service
systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications,
pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water
supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection
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