​Innovation Events

NEWEA’s Innovation Council hosts several events throughout the year, which are modeled after those hosted by NEWIN prior to their merger with NEWEA.

The Innovation Pavilion, the Council’s premier event, is held as a full-day program each year during NEWEA’s Annual Conference and features panel discussions, pitches, and exhibits from some of the most promising water innovators and students in the region. This event was developed with the goal of building awareness, sharing ideas, and creating connections between businesses, utilities, regulators, and academics to drive innovation in our region. The 2020 event featured panel discussions on challenges for innovation adoption, pitches from graduate students about their emerging technologies and research, a reverse pitch session, and more. The upcoming 2021 event will offer similar opportunities for engagement. Sign up for our Innovation News and Events email list to receive updates about this upcoming event.

The Council also regularly hosts Reverse Pitch events, which provide water innovators with the opportunity to pitch their technology and gather members of New England’s water industry startup community for networking.

All events have been adapted to virtual to adhere to current social distancing protocols and prohibitions on in-person gatherings.

Click the links below to register for upcoming events and view recordings of past events.

Upcoming Events

Reverse Pitch Webinar Series: Wastewater Re-use/Reclaim December 15, 2020 Webinar
Reverse Pitch Webinar Series: Workforce Development January 19, 2021 Webinar
2021 Innovation Pavilion January 27 and February 3, 2021 Virtual

Past Events