140 people from more than 70 different companies, research and knowledge institutions, organizations, and municipal departments joined us at our kick-off event for Marselisborg ReWater on 28 March 2017, which took place at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.
The kick-off event commemorated the launch of the innovation strategy for Marselisborg ReWater and the 15 innovation challenges, that we must solve before we can open the doors to the world's most resource efficient wastewater treatment plant in 2026. Challenges which we must respond to together with companies, manufacturers, research institutions, entrepreneurs and others, who can help us develop the technologies and solutions needed to meet our vision.
The kick-off event was attended by the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard, who made an opening speech on how Marselisborg ReWater will become a beacon for an Aarhus city on the rise.
Next CEO of Aarhus Vand, Lars Schrøder, presented the vision for the new Marselisborg ReWater and the 15 innovation challenges with an open invitation to take part in the innovation process. This is done by a series of "speed dating" meetings, where we invite you to present for us how you can help us solve one (or more) of the innovation challenges.
To give a foretaste of what a speed dating implies we had invited three participants on stage to each give a 'live' presentation on how they would respond to one of the specific innovation challenges.
The "speed daters" were: Karsten Lumbye Jensen, Director of Insero A/S, Mads Warming, Global Segment Director, Water & Wastewater, Danfoss and Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Head of Department, Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Aarhus.
You can hear and watch high-lights from the kick-off event including the presentations and speeches in the boxes to the right.
You can read more about the “speed dating” meetings and how to sign up here.