The Veolia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) program launched in 2010 continues to expand with additional start-up partnerships, a new presence in Japan and the establishment of an innovation hub in the United States. The initiative is meant to detect, evaluate and deploy the most promising environmental technologies being developed by start-up companies.
Open innovation model continues to expand
Following the first five partnerships announced in May 2011, two new agreements were signed in the second half of 2011 with start-up companies ISD (water consumption projection) and Hara (environmental footprint management). VIA continues to expand internationally, opening a website in Japan.
Contributing to innovative water technologies
To support the City of Milwaukee in achieving its goal of becoming an international hub for water technology, Veolia Water North America is working closely with the Veolia Innovation Accelerator to identify and evaluate promising water technology start-ups. Mayor Barrett has made the city's water assets available to demonstrate innovative technologies, and the Milwaukee Water Council will construct a building to house selected start-ups beginning in 2013.
Team with Veolia by joining the Veolia Innovation Accelerator program (VIA)