InvenTrust and WIPO GREEN Launch “Open Challenges” Contest

August 23, 2017

Are you passionate about safe and affordable water? Be part of the solution and help accelerate innovation in the water sector by submitting your ideas for the Open Challenges – an online contest to promote safe water.

During the Innovate 4 Water conference organized by WIPO GREEN in partnership with Waterpreneurs and WaterVent from June 8-9, WIPO GREEN and Partner InvenTrust jointly launched two Open Challenge contests related to the following water issues:

  • Energy efficient water desalination
  • Eliminating leakage in water distribution
Innovate 4 Water Forum June 8, 2017
Anatole Krattiger, Director, Global Challenges Division, WIPO and Raj Malhotra, CEO, IntenTrust (Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

How to take part

Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to visit the InvenTrust page, register as a participant, and submit ideas that respond to the challenges, as soon as possible. For a limited time only, registration on the InvenTrust platform is free for WIPO GREEN Members.

InvenTrust is also seeking organizational sponsors for the Open Challenges, who will benefit from access to the full range of innovative solutions received.  Individuals and organizations are invited to put their name forward by September 30, 2017 and join the water cluster – a network of individuals with specialized expertise in the field. 

By October 31, 2017, the key sponsors, incentives, and rules of engagement will be announced. The winning bids will be announced by December 15, 2017.

In the meantime, if you have any questions get in touch.

About InvenTrust

InvenTrust is an innovation exchange hub for scientists, inventors, labs, companies, government, and service providers in the water sector. Through its online ecosystem centered on innovation IP assets, the platform facilitates networking, provides resources, promotes knowledge exchange and collective problem solving, and offers collaboration opportunities for R&D programs.

Find out more

  • More information for participants PDF, WIPO Green Licensing Checklist
  • More information for sponsors PDF, WIPO Green Licensing Checklist