Our corporate sponsors are ready to help make your water tech idea a reality

If you have a water tech idea or prototype with high potential for implementation or commercialization, The Water Council’s Tech Challenge is your link to get you to the next stage of development with corporate sponsors ready to help make your idea a reality.

Now in its third round, our Tech Challenge program partners, A. O. SmithBadger Meter and Zurn, are looking for promising ideas or prototypes with high potential for implementation or commercialization focused on sensors and enabling technologies for leak detection and energy harvesting from small and large-scale water networks.

How tech challenge works

Water technology innovators from anywhere in the world—including inventive individuals, university students or researchers, water professionals or private sector and government labs—are invited to apply.

After the close of the competition, applications to Tech Challenge are reviewed by our corporate R&D team sponsors. If you apply and are chosen, you’ll get the opportunity to present your innovation in-person to A. O. Smith, Badger Meter and Zurn, and compete for:

Interested? We’re accepting applications now through May 2, with finalists selected shortly thereafter.











This could be you! Tech Challenge 2 winners, announced January 27, 2020, included VerifiH2O and Waterhound Futures.