The idea to form a water technology cluster in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana stems from an EPA initiative that recognizes the importance of harnessing regional expertise to encourage economic development, and environmental and human health protection.
The success of technology clusters is based on committed strategic partnerships among key organizations from seven area sectors: universities, large corporations, emerging companies, federal government, state government, local government, and economic development associations.
Our region’s current resources and past successes in technology transfer highlight the capability to meet the demands required of today’s environmental technology development—initially in water technologies.
Now is the time for the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region to come together to build and maintain a vibrant, technology-driven economy that influences positive change in the way we protect human health and the environment.
Collaborate to establish the region as a global leader in sustainable, environmental technology innovation, with an initial emphasis on water.
To identify, test,develop and commercialize innovative technologies to solve environmental challenges and spur sustainable economic development and job creation, by:
- Attracting the best and brightest scientists and entrepreneurs;
- Promoting economic development through the creation and attraction of jobs and investment;
- Becoming the world’s source for practical and affordable solutions and sustainable practices.
Welcome from the Confluence Partnerships Team
One of the powerful aspects of Confluence WTIC is the ability to build relationships with interested parties around the world. The Partnerships Team is the entry portal for businesses and organizations that wish to partner with the Confluence WTIC. This team is responsible for identifying prospective partner organizations and assisting the Confluence WTIC in building collaborative relationships with them. In addition, we often receive requests from organizations and businesses engaged in the global water industry to explore opportunities for collaboration. The foundation of all such relationships is mutual benefit – what does each party bring to and receive from the potential relationship. The Partnerships Team serves as the point of contact in exploring and developing these relationships. Learn More…