Meet Maid Labs Technologies, one of the suppliers joining the Innovation Lab

Benoit Beaudoin Maid Labs

In simple terms, could you please summarise what your product does?

Maid Labs Technologies specialises in inexpensive wastewater pumping station monitoring and analysis, including multiple types of flow rates and diagnostics.

What is the ultimate benefit your idea will bring to water customers in the North West?

Using real-time flow rates to alter pump operation levels is a simple way to reduce operational cost.

How are you hoping to develop your idea through the Innovation Lab?

Our goal is to develop a simple way to run pumping stations more efficiently.

How important do you think programmes like the Innovation Lab are for developing ideas?

In 37 years in this industry, it’s the first time I’ve seen an organisation doing everything it can to test properly a new technology. I wish I would been introduced to the Innovation Lab 30 years ago.

What does innovation mean to you in three words?

Originality, improvement, efficiency

If you fast forward two years from now, where do you see your idea/solution?

United Utilities would be implementing our technology everywhere using the savings made through our technology.