AQUA ROBUR ENABLES SMART WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
In most countries, 20-25% of the fresh water produced is lost due to leakages in the pipelines. Billions of Euros are wasted each year in Europe. Deficient quality of the fresh water coming out from our taps is also an issue to the water utilities around the globe.
In order to detect leakages and water with poor quality, smart and wireless measurement systems are being installed throughout the pipe network. However, the greatest hinder to this development is the power supply for the remotely located devices. Today’s solutions are expensive and inconvenient.
Aqua Robur Technologies provides a ground breaking approach when it comes to power supply in this environment through the Aqua Power Solution system, which converts a small part of the water flow into electrical energy. This enables the installation of a sufficient number of measurement devices at the right spots of the pipelines to fight leakages.
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The Aqua Power Solution system is easily installed next to the measurement devices. Aqua Robur Technologies is formost innovating around two factors, ease of use and pressure drop. The product allow for installation in extremely inaccessible thanks to the thin section of the pipe it require. The design of the turbine and the generator gives a key advantage, a low pressure drop.
The team driving Aqua Robur Technologies has a diverse background in business development, entrepreneurship, financing, mechanical engineering and access decades of experience in specific engineering capabilities through the group of consultants engaged in the company. Three inventors behind the venture’s core technology, have solid experience in turbomachinery and management of R&D and industrial processes. Started as a venture at the top Swedish university incubator, Encubator of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Aqua Robur Technologies has access to a knowledge hub of Chalmers University of Technology.
Niklas is a purposeful growth strategist with a great rapport with Aqua Robur’s customers and partners. He moves things forward both on operational level and when working with our growing network. Niklas holds a MSc at the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers. Niklas has a background as a CEO, a co-founder and a board member from a variety of industries.
Martin has unique skills when it comes to turning customer demands into brilliant product concepts. At Aqua Robur he is leading our cross-functional engineering team towards a common goal – to develop the best possible solution for the customer. This is achieved by challenging the team of expertise and experience with entrepreneurial thoughts and close relation to end-customer. Martin holds a MSc in Product Development and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, both from Chalmers University of Technology.
Kristina has recently joined Aqua Robur Technologies to strengthen the product development team. She explores opportunities to build innovative features for the Aqua Power Solution. Kristina is on her way to complete her MSc in Energy Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering, also from the RWTH Aachen University.
We are constantly looking for suitable persons to join our team as thesis students. The overall goal is to accelerate the development process of the Aqua Power Solution. In return we offer a great working environment where your job makes a real impact on company’s technology and market outlook.
Thesis projects currently available within the following specializations:
Electric Power Engineering, Product Development, Civil Engineering, Applied Mechanics & Embedded Electronic System Engineering.
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The inventors of Aqua Robur’s micro hydro turbine technology Björn Kristiansen, Erik Lagerström and Torbjörn Skånberg have extensive experience in both engineering and managing R&D and industrial production.
The Chairman of the Board is Håkan Axelsson, business advisor and CEO of Bizpeople. He is an expert on energy markets and a strategy specialist with a long career in the industry.
Gunnar Fernström, Investment Director of Innovations Kapital, brings in extensive knowledge within financing matters and corporate governance to the board. Prior to InnovationsKapital, he has held various positions including Executive Vice President of the SCA Mölnlycke Group.
The project is supported by Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Information Community), the EU’s largest public private partnership across sectors and geographies addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
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