Meet our Innovation Lab finalists

Following the success of the first Innovation Lab, we selected teams to join its second cohort. The suppliers who hail from the UK, Denmark and Australia will collaborate with us for 10 weeks, developing their ideas while gaining invaluable access to our resources and industry-leading insight from specialist mentors. At the end of the programme, we will work with the teams to determine the best commercial relationships allowing the new products or services to be implemented as part of ‘Business as Usual’. 


FIDO inserts free-floating spheres in water network pipes to help detect leaks and air pockets.

Read more about the team’s ambitions for the Lab and to understand what innovation means to them. 

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Meet Emu Analytics

Emu Analytics provides software designed to ingest, analyse and visualise geospatial and temporal data assets, for the purpose of creating visual insights.

Read more about the team’s progress in the Lab and to understand what utilities innovation means to them.

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VAPAR helps speed up the repairs of their underground pipes. VAPAR's cloud platform automates the fault detection directly from inspection footage of sewer pipes turning a two week process into just two minutes.

Read more about the team's goals for the Lab and understanding how their solutions will benefit our customers.

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Meet Aqua Consultants

Using the right mix of data analytics and water industry subject matter expertise, Aqua can help our secure savings by identifying minimum build solutions for capital investment and real time monitoring of assets.

Read more about what they want to ahieve over the 10 weeks, and the benefits their products and services will bring to United Utilities’ customers.

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Meet AJEA Products Ltd

AJEA Products Ltd are looking to test their new concept in flood resilience.


Meet Headlight AI

Headlight AI is a sensory artificial intelligence company, who will be helping us develop software and integrated solutions for robots and vehicles operating in harsh and complex environments.

Neptune Solutions

We managed to find a quiet moment to sit down with Nick James from Neptune Solutions to hear about how they’re finding the Lab so far.

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