Due to rising sea-level and an ever-growing population, the pressure on delta’s worldwide is increasing. New knowledge and innovations are needed to provide a safe and sustainable way of living in delta areas. Many of these innovations are being developed by start-ups and other small & medium Enterprises (SMEs), which could positively impact society.

Deltares develops knowledge on wide-ranging water- and soil- related topics using state-of-the-art physical experimental facilities and aims to support innovative SME initiatives. After a successful edition in 2020, Deltares will also offer effective cooperation in 2021, including up to a maximum of 80 hours of free testing time in one of our experimental facilities to test early design concepts of hydraulic and geotechnical devices and innovations.

This could include innovative solutions for bed or coastal protection concepts, energy supply systems, monitoring or measurement tools or instruments. SMEs can bring their own models to test in our facilities in Delft, and Deltares can also assist in constructing the models. Eventually four geotechnical and hydraulic initiatives will be selected, two from each discipline.

To apply for this offer, download the PowerPoint template, which can be filled with information about your company and innovation to-be-tested. Please send it to Bart van Westen. Applications must be submitted before June 18th 2021.

We hope to welcome innovative SME companies in our experimental testing facilities and to collaborate on innovative developments and solutions. Please contact us for more information and we look forward to hearing from you!

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