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 â€” running innovation challenges to source solutions from â€œaquapreneursâ€; 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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