Tech firm to collaborate with Swansea University

Tech firm to collaborate with Swansea University

Water technology company Hydro Industries has announced a new research collaboration with Swansea University.

The Llangennech-based business is rapidly establishing itself as a pioneer in water treatment solutions, using cutting edge technology to solve the problems associated with water pollution and water scarcity around the world.

The business, which has clients including Ford, Shell, T&T Salvage and Harsco, announced its research partnership with Swansea University’s School of Management at the annual UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) event held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea this week.

Wayne Preece, chief executive of Hydro Industries, told UKSPA delegates that the partnership will focus on finding innovative solutions to global water challenges through collaborative research and development.

He said: “We are very excited to be working with one of the UK’s top universities.

“This is our first partnership with academia and we are looking forward to working with Swansea University to help our region become a world leader in water innovation, research and its commercialisation.”

“Hydro’s knowledge and expertise is founded on many years of experience in the water and environmental industries.

“We are now taking a bold new step to ensure we can keep on innovating and developing as a business.

“While our core business is based around the industrial wastewater market, we are also passionate about using our ground-breaking technology to provide clean and safe drinking water to those who desperately need it around the globe.”

It is estimated that 700 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water.

Hydro Industries has worked in some of the world’s most challenging environments such as Sudan, Somalia and regions of India to provide clean water to those who need it most.

Professor Marc Clement, dean of the School of Management at Swansea University, has praised the humanitarian aspect of Hydro Industries work.

He said: “Hydro is a wonderful example of Welsh innovation and commercial success working together to help those most in need around the world.

“With population growth, climate change and industrial pollution threatening the quality and quantity of water available for human use, we are committed to working with this global water tech leader to achieve a safe, secure water supply.

“In this day and age, access to clean water should not be considered a luxury.

“The School of Management is committed to driving research, innovation and entrepreneurship through these kinds of industry partnerships and we look forward to creating a solid foundation of water research and development with Hydro in the Swansea Bay City Region.”