The Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) and the Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria, with the financial support of the Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Island Council), launch a Pre-Commercial public Procurement (PCP) of disruptive technology in the seawater desalination sector.
This initiative, within the framework of DESAL + LIVING LAB Platform, aims to attract and provide knowledge applicable to desalination processes with remarkable international outreach. Two technological challenges have been identified: Valorization of desalination brine and Emerging technologies on seawater desalination. The PCP is the starting point to acquire R&D&I services to develop solutions from a TRL2 to a TRL6 level (or higher) within 2 years.
The preliminary phase of this process is open now until 20th December with a preliminary market consultation (PMC) to know the degree of technological advances in seawater desalination processes. This consultation tries to identify non-commercial solutions in TRL2 that require support to move forward, through a pre-commercial public procurement on their way to becoming commercial solutions with high market projection in desalination (TRL6 or higher).
More information: https://www.desalinationlab.com/technological-challenge/