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Oliotalo wins Slush innovation challenge for water technology

Oliotalo wins Slush innovation challenge for water technology

Feb 9, 2016
Cleanweb & IoT
Clean water
Water technology

Oliotalo has been selected winner of the Kemira innovation challenge launched at the Slush Helsinki technology and start-up event in November 2015.

The competition was invited start-ups, hackers, IT companies and other innovative minds to suggest novel ways of utilising intelligence in Advanced Water Treatment. Kemira is the leading chemicals supplier for raw, wastewater and sludge treatment in Europe and North America.

Among about 20 qualified ideas, a jury of Kemira's water treatment experts selected Oliotalo, a company specialized in industrial internet, distributed intelligence and remote monitoring. Oliotalo's "Enabling distributed intelligence" will be awarded with a "Water journey with Kemira", which is hoped to open new doors for collaboration. The prize includes e.g. a visit to Kemira's global R&D center of choice in Atlanta (USA), Shanghai (China), or Espoo (Finland), meetings with business, R&D people and local customers. Two ideas also awarded were "Solution for intelligent water tracking" by Yuequiang Xu and "Pure water and pulsed electricity" by Henri Hatakka.

"The winning idea might contribute to our existing control and monitoring offering that connects smarter process management to a global network of application specialists, chemistry know-how and the right products and technologies. I am really pleased for this opportunity to continue discussions with Oliotalo and to develop new innovative solutions bringing more value to our customers," says Antti Salminen, President of Kemira's Municipal & Industrial segment.

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