Join the new Xylem Ignite Innovation Incubator program to share your ideas and projects to solve the world’s most pressing water challenges!
Innovation incubator program is launched with the aim to help high school and university students solve world water issues with the help of mentorship from Xylem colleagues. This program helps them take their ideas or projects further with the mentorship in any area of expertise (Finance, Technology, Business Development).
Passionate students are empowered through the Xylem Ignite Incubator program to drive real changes in the water industry. The Innovation Incubator is open to students between 13 and 25 years of age, who are enrolled in a high school or university undergraduate program (or a global equivalent) and have a water innovation in development with existing plans or intentions to take it to next stage.
Students interested in participating will complete an application. This will be reviewed by the Innovation Incubator core team, and successful applicants will be called in for an interview.
Students participating in the incubator program get:
The team will be paired with a subject matter expert and a project leader who will guide the project and evaluate the project periodically, They will present to the core team quarterly and provide updates on their progress.
The length of each incubator project will be 6 months long.
High school student from California is working on developing low cost monitoring system to handwashing stations for maintenance and repairs
High school student from Connecticut is working on developing analytics platform for handwashing stations to help improve the system and value
Two high school students from Chile, Latin America working on developing a low cost temperature sensor for oceans and provide that information through an app for fishermen
Two high school students from Singapore are figuring out how to reduce bacterial growth in hospital taps
Two high school students from USA created a water conservation video game that motivates users to save water at home.