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U.S. EPA Water Technology Innovation Cluster Leaders Meeting - "Successfully Supporting Early-Stage Companies: The Role of Technology Testing" Meeting Summary Report

Citation:

Waits, A. U.S. EPA Water Technology Innovation Cluster Leaders Meeting - "Successfully Supporting Early-Stage Companies: The Role of Technology Testing" Meeting Summary Report. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-14/190, 2014.

Description:

The goals of this workshop were to: (1) increase the cluster leaders’ level of knowledge regarding past and current water technology testing programs, facilities and requirements; (2) learn from the experiences of technology vendors in getting innovative, commercial-ready products to the marketplace, including the use of testing, permitting and labeling programs; (3) discuss model approaches for technology testing that benefit early-stage companies and identify the role(s) of cluster organizations; and (4) encourage cluster leader networking and collaboration.

Purpose/Objective:

The meeting was organized to bring together various stakeholders who have a dedicated interest in water technology innovation and implementation. Participants included members of each of the clusters in various stages of development, government officials, water technology developers and entrepreneurs, utility representatives, and testing facility representatives—all of whom expressed an interest in increasing collaboration and starting a productive conversation on the topic of technology testing. The focus of this meeting was to identify and discuss the difficult issues surrounding the testing of innovative technologies that must be addressed before a new water technology can go to market.

URLs/Downloads:

U.S. EPA Water Technology Innovation Cluster Leaders Meeting - "Successfully Supporting Early-Stage Companies: The Role of Technology Testing" Meeting Summary Report   (PDF,NA pp, 421 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SUMMARY)
Start Date: 07/14/2014
Completion Date: 07/14/2014
Record Last Revised: 07/31/2014
Record Created: 07/14/2014
Record Released: 07/14/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 281014

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY