September 28, 2022

Scaling innovative off-grid solutions for global crises

Date: 20 October 

Time: 12:30 – 16:30 CET

The sWASH&grow project held its final seminar on 20 October, 2022. sWASH&grow aims to improve the conditions for innovators to meet relief organizations’ demands and enable sustainable and circular innovations in the WASH sector to reach vulnerable populations in humanitarian crises as well as areas without access to critical utilities and services. 

The hybrid event gathered key stakeholders from the NGO, private and public sectors; and discussed innovative solutions that meet global demands to facilitate more circular solutions in the WASH sector.  

The project has, through testbeds in cooperation with buyers and users, tested innovative sustainable solutions and designed tools for development, scaling and export. This event summarized the project’s two-year achievements, challenges and next steps. 

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Order of presentations

0:00Welcome and Introduction – Sten Stenbeck, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
5:00Keynote: “Sida’s strategy for private sector cooperation and innovation” – Carolina von Schantz and Johan Hellström.
22:29 Success factors & the global market for off-grid solutions – Karina Barquet, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
37:15Experiences from off-grid test beds
37:54The SaniC – closing the loop of sanitation and agriculture (Bolivia) – Tord Söderberg, A2T, Sweden
45:16The TreeWell – Nature-based wastewater system (South Africa and Lebanon) – Maria Mörnborg, Carex of Sweden
53:02The Biomweb IoT – monitoring system for on-site WWTP in Lebanon – Gerard Dagher, Mruna
59:32The (H)unit – disinfection and water purification – John Nyberg, PBS Generation
1:07:38The MDD Titan – desalination and water purification – Rolf Ingeson, Ingeson Water
1:13:11Q&A
1:15:38ParlaLink – The Parlametric tool for online match-making – Thomas Strandberg, Parlametric
1:31:29Opportunities within cooperation, alliances and scaling
1:31:36Malmö University – a testbed for collaboration & scaling – Christina Bjerkén, Malmö University
1:44:53SISP – Swedish Incubators and Science Parks’ support for innovators’ internationalization – Sasan Shaba, SISP
1:55:11WIN Water – a base for multi-sector partnerships – Olof Blomqvist, WIN Water
2:06:24ElectriCity– Urban Tech Sweden – a testbed for system delivery and scaling – Jörgen Lööf, ElectriCity
2:11:30Export promotion portal for inclusive and sustainable innovations – Jan Furuvald, Swedish East Africa Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC)
2:21:22ECOBARGE – Mårten Björk, Victoria Vazhinskaya, Eric Mwenge, Ecobarge Sweden
2:43:40New Cooperations and ways forward – Sten Stenbeck, RISE & Karina Barquet, SEI.
2:48:27Closing remarks – Nina Widmark, Vinnova
2:52:20Closing – Sten Stenbeck, RISE.