The Water Council – Tech Challenge

TECH CHALLENGE: WATER QUALITY SENSING AND/OR REMEDIATION

https://watertechhub.com/challenge/water-tech-challenge/

Accepting applications thru Nov. 1

Tech Challenge is seeking innovative solutions for water quality sensing and/or remediating for: 1) heavy metals and industrial chemicals (such as lead, PFOA and PFAS) in water and wastewater, and 2) microbiological organisms in water and remediation using alternative disinfection technologies (non-chlorine)

Tech interests: Presence of illicit discharges to storm and sanitary sewers; presence of pathogens in water distribution system, wastewater effluent, and biosolids; process monitoring of wastewater treatment; point of use industrial applications; municipal water supply; well water disinfection; industrial wastewater discharge; municipal wastewater effluent; water reuse, including potable.

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The Water Council offers programs to help students, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals get to the next stage of development–from unproven ideas to commercial viability, from seed funding to visibility. The Water Tech Hub is your portal for all of our application-based competitions and challenges. It provides you a convenient hub for learning about and applying to open challenges to advance your freshwater technology. Then, through our global network of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, we serve as the conduit between your idea and the marketplace.

Innovation in the Time of COVID-19: The Grant Process

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As businesses of all sizes face a myriad of pandemic-posed challenges, Earle Hager offers guidance via the #grantprocess during Temple Health & Bioscience District‘s E-Learning Series #webinar, taking place next Tuesday, August 25 from 12-1 p.m. Bring your questions and challenges to this session you can’t afford to miss! #lifesciences #bioscience #biotech #startups #grants

Innovators looking to develop new ideas during the pandemic face a wide range of challenges. While R&D budgets are being cut, corporate innovation and licensing has slowed, and lab activity has been curtailed.

In these challenging times, startups can find funding but, just as importantly, independent validation of their ideas via the grant process. By leveraging grant-based resources and applications, startups can receive undiluted funding to advance their technology. Join us as Earle Hager shares his extensive knowledge of business development and the grant process for startups and dives into the life cycle planning the grant process allows.

Bring your questions and problems to this discussion, as the answers may be of value to others facing similar challenges.

The Neutrino Donut – Training Seminar – Austin Technology Incubator – SEAL Accelerator – SBIR / STTR & Other Non-Dilutive Funding

The Neutrino Donut will be conducting a training seminar on grant programs, fund raising, and planning for the Austin Technology Incubator SEAL program. This program will be delivered online on 9 July 2020.

SEAL’s core value is vetting emerging university startups from the market’s perspective, not the entrepreneur’s nor university ecosystem’s perspective. A by-product is to shift founders’ mindsets to be market centric instead of technology or product centric.
To accomplish this, SEAL coalesces a group of hand-picked, experienced startup mentors to assist each startup in identifying the next potential Go / No-Go Decision. SEAL then builds a set of industry-specific mentors to work with each team over the course of two months to do the work to rigorously answer the analyses underlying the Go / No-Go Decision. Additionally, SEAL brings in experienced entrepreneurs and technical experts to talk about their real-world experience in confronting some of the most common
Go / No-Go Decisions. This is particularly useful as startups confront an on-going sequence of these types of decisions, so SEAL primes its participants to have a baseline of knowledge as many of these common decisions will emerge in each of their journeys.
Most startups participating in SEAL have already removed significant scientific or technical risk through lab prototypes, pilot deployments, and occasionally, early sales. Given that, most Go / No-Go Decisions center on “scalability” questions around the underlying technology, go-to-market, team, funding requirements, firm economics, and other core business model components.
In prior years, SEAL has also facilitated ecosystem engagement opportunities to jumpstart the process of university-based entrepreneurs building out their ecosystem network. For many student founders, this represents their first “in-the-wild” professional networking experience. Austin’s startup ecosystem is overflowing with organizations, activities and people that support entrepreneurs and startups, so quickly learning how to navigate and engage with it is critical to the long term prospects for each
startup.

The Neutrino Donut – Partnership – Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS)

https://texghs.org/

The Neutrino Donut is a partner of The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS). TEXGHS is a consortium organized by The University of Texas at Austin between academia, public sector, and private sector partners that will coordinate efforts to support companies working towards pandemic preparedness and response.

The goal is to coordinate existing resources in the Austin innovation ecosystem and to develop additional capacity to expedite research, development, and commercialization at the intersection of global health security and technology. Our intention is to be at the forefront of this issue in Texas, and to be prepared for what we anticipate will be significant interest in funding programs targeting pandemic preparedness and response.

Examples of coordinated efforts include company participation across incubator and accelerator programs, co-branding and co-marketing, direct funding for research, development, and funding, cross institutional research collaboration, cooperation across existing networks of global health security experts, representation to local, state, and federal governments, resource mapping across the innovation ecosystem, prototyping, engineering, and legal and regulatory support.

TEXGHS will support both the development of new technologies and the adaptation of existing technologies that address pandemic infectious disease threats. We believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the immense scope of this challenge. This consortium is positioned to spearhead these efforts statewide.