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HCL to invest $15-M for aquapreneurs to tackle freshwater crisis


IT Services group HCL has partnered with UpLink, an open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum that connects highly promising startups with partners and funding they need to scale. Through a USD 15 million investment over five years, HCL will accelerate the innovation agenda for water and create a first-of-its-kind innovation ecosystem for the global freshwater sector on UpLink. The new collaboration with UpLink encompasses building a freshwater innovation ecosystem that includes — running innovation challenges to source solutions from “aquapreneurs”; connecting them to existing initiatives and water networks; unlocking funding opportunities to scale their ventures; and raising awareness on the global agenda of the importance of freshwater.

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