Confluence Connects

 Join us on December 13 to celebrate this year's many successes in water technology innovation and hear about the exciting events and opportunities ahead in 2018.  It is a big night. We will introduce the finalists of the first Water Research Consortium Challenge Grant and the lead investigators will give their final oral presentations for the Challenge Competition. 

 BACKGROUND:

Water Research Consortium  

 The Confluence Water Research Consortium is a network platform for connecting researchers affiliated with member organizations to develop sustainable, innovative, environmental technologies in response to today's regional, national and global water challenges.

Types of support offered by WRC: basic and applied research, technology development, problem solving, prototype testing, short courses and training, specialized consulting, workforce development.

Ecosystem:  Regional Water Utilities, Entrepreneurial Small Businesses, Large Businesses, Consulting Firms, Federal Laboratories, Federal Government Contractors, State and Local Government, Regulatory Agencies, Foundations.

2017 Water Research Consortium Challenge Grant Goal

The goal of the 2017 Water Research Consortium Grant Challenge is to incentivize greater participation and support of faculty at regional universities in Confluence and the needs of its stakeholders.  The inaugural competition will focus on regional water utility needs.  A cash award of $15,000 will be given to the winning team.              

WHAT: CONFLUENCE CONNECTS

WHEN: December 13, 5:00-7:30PM

WHERE: Graydon OTR, 1421 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Food and Beverage will be provided.

5:00PM - Registration & Networking
6:00PM - Welcome, Introductions and What's Ahead
Dr. Patrick Limbach, Vice President of Research, University of Cincinnati, Confluence Board President
6:15PM - Water Research Consortium Grant Challenge Finalist Presentations
Overview and Introductions

Dr. Phil Taylor, Assistant Vice President, Office of Research, University of Cincinnati

The event is open to vendors, utilities, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, universities and all Confluence stakeholders.