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Louisiana’s Water
Innovation Cluster
Is it ready for global competition?
State of the Coast Conference
March 20, 2014
Stephen Picou
NOLAVibe
Horizon Initiative Water Committee
Greater New Orleans Foundation/Idea Village Water Challenge
Water Clusters are a national
and global trend
Where are we now?
Who should coordinate/lead?
What would happen?
US EPA January 2011 Press Conference with Lisa Jackson
 Water Technology Innovation Cluster initiative (WTIC)
 Support, convening, sharing of technology and resources
 WTIC led by Sally Gutierrez of EPA, Cincinnati
 Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA):
 Enables federal agencies to conduct joint research with
non-federal partners and protect intellectual property
 No funding but exchange of personnel, equipment & in-
kind services (via Cooperative Research & Development
Agreements)
 Partnered with SBA on EPA SBIR program funding ($4m)
“A regional technology cluster is a
geographic concentration of
interconnected firms—businesses,
suppliers, service providers—and
supporting institutions such as local
government, business chambers,
universities, investors, and others that
work together in an organized manner to
promote economic growth and
technological innovation.” EPA, 2011
Water Technology Innovation Cluster
Formal and Informal
Trending toward Formal via government-led:
 Regional clustering of government, academia and
business
 Communication & connector
 Resource sharing & support
 Reduce duplication of efforts
 Branded and promoted
 Global marketing
 Entrepreneurial/Business Accelerator
 Competition model
 Capital and investment connector
watercluster.org
Kinrot Ventures, Israel, 1993
“Worldwide leading seed investor in water and
cleantech technologies”
 2nd only to Silicon Valley in intensity of technology
development
 Recycle 72% of sewer and waste water
 World’s largest desal systems
 Global aspirations
 Entrepreneurial competition, incubator program
 Founded by Israeli government
 Acquired by Hutcheson-Whampoa, Hong Kong, 2012
Water park Picture
Water Innovation Clusters
New Orleans Sept 28-Oct 1, 2014
Louisiana’s Water Cluster?
Strengths and Issues:
 Coastal & environmental restoration & adaptation
 LED “home to…41 percent of all U.S. firm headquarters
with capabilities related to Gulf Coast restoration and
water resource management”
 Resilience & disaster management
 Adaptation
 Flood & stormwater management
 Infrastructure & built environment
 Preparation & response strategies
 Education & research
 Industry: monitoring & flow technologies
 Food: fisheries & agriculture
 Public health
 Maritime
 Cultural and environmental tourism
Louisiana’s Water Cluster: Who Should Lead?
Entities contributing to a de facto cluster:
 State of the Coast
 Federal, state and local government agencies
 CPRA
 LED
 LSU, Tulane, UNO, ULL, Nicholls, McNeese
 NGOs
 Water Institute of the Gulf
 CRCL
 GNO Inc.
What if?
http://issuu.com/nolavibe
Steve Picou
NOLAVibe
link@nolavibe.com
504-669-9063

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Louisiana's Water Innovation Cluster: Is It Ready for Global Competition? A Presentation by Steve Picou at State of the Coast 2014

  • 1. Louisiana’s Water Innovation Cluster Is it ready for global competition? State of the Coast Conference March 20, 2014 Stephen Picou NOLAVibe Horizon Initiative Water Committee Greater New Orleans Foundation/Idea Village Water Challenge
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  • 4. Water Clusters are a national and global trend Where are we now? Who should coordinate/lead? What would happen?
  • 5. US EPA January 2011 Press Conference with Lisa Jackson  Water Technology Innovation Cluster initiative (WTIC)  Support, convening, sharing of technology and resources  WTIC led by Sally Gutierrez of EPA, Cincinnati  Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA):  Enables federal agencies to conduct joint research with non-federal partners and protect intellectual property  No funding but exchange of personnel, equipment & in- kind services (via Cooperative Research & Development Agreements)  Partnered with SBA on EPA SBIR program funding ($4m)
  • 6. “A regional technology cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected firms—businesses, suppliers, service providers—and supporting institutions such as local government, business chambers, universities, investors, and others that work together in an organized manner to promote economic growth and technological innovation.” EPA, 2011
  • 7. Water Technology Innovation Cluster Formal and Informal Trending toward Formal via government-led:  Regional clustering of government, academia and business  Communication & connector  Resource sharing & support  Reduce duplication of efforts  Branded and promoted  Global marketing  Entrepreneurial/Business Accelerator  Competition model  Capital and investment connector
  • 9. Kinrot Ventures, Israel, 1993 “Worldwide leading seed investor in water and cleantech technologies”  2nd only to Silicon Valley in intensity of technology development  Recycle 72% of sewer and waste water  World’s largest desal systems  Global aspirations  Entrepreneurial competition, incubator program  Founded by Israeli government  Acquired by Hutcheson-Whampoa, Hong Kong, 2012
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  • 16. New Orleans Sept 28-Oct 1, 2014
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  • 19. Louisiana’s Water Cluster? Strengths and Issues:  Coastal & environmental restoration & adaptation  LED “home to…41 percent of all U.S. firm headquarters with capabilities related to Gulf Coast restoration and water resource management”  Resilience & disaster management  Adaptation  Flood & stormwater management  Infrastructure & built environment  Preparation & response strategies  Education & research  Industry: monitoring & flow technologies  Food: fisheries & agriculture  Public health  Maritime  Cultural and environmental tourism
  • 20. Louisiana’s Water Cluster: Who Should Lead? Entities contributing to a de facto cluster:  State of the Coast  Federal, state and local government agencies  CPRA  LED  LSU, Tulane, UNO, ULL, Nicholls, McNeese  NGOs  Water Institute of the Gulf  CRCL  GNO Inc.
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Editor's Notes

  1. One measure of the water industry estimates that it is a more than $500 billion annual market. But another review of the value of ecosystem services, or the true economic value of the “free” water used annually sets that number at more than $1.9 trillion. Because water flows through virtually every aspect of the global economy. Life exists here because Earth is a temperate water planet. By nature of its vital role in sustaining life on earth, and its many roles in the global economy, water has no economic or existential peer. However, due our burgeoning population and many failings, we are facing myriad urgent, self-inflicted global water crises, solutions to which are increasingly being addressed by collaborative actions across disciplines, regions and borders. This collaboration among regional water assets within government, academia and business is giving rise to new water technology innovation clusters designed to address critical issues and to strengthen economies and the fabric of life. Louisiana is a water state. Every measure of our worth, every description of who we are is connected to water. Lately this seems all too often to be connected to tragedy or threat. And billions of dollars are invested in protecting us. But though water is our biggest challenge, it is also our biggest asset.  If we look at water through an entrepreneurial lens we see myriad opportunities to transform Louisiana into a water power. To achieve this we need a statewide culture of innovation, in which every citizen is water aware and able to connect their energy and ideas to systems that accelerate their passion for taking-on our water challenges. For the past four years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Idea Village have led the effort to spark the transformation of Louisiana into a globally influential water leader by sponsoring and producing the Water Challenge entrepreneurial competition. The event is a full day of experts and leaders sharing Water has no economic or existential peer, it is vital to every business and every life. However, due our burgeoning population and many failings, we are facing myriad self-inflicted global water crises, solutions to which are increasingly being addressed by collaborative actions across disciplines, regions and borders. This collaboration among government, academia and business is giving rise to regional water technology innovation clusters designed to address critical issues and to strengthen economies and the fabric of life. Louisiana is a water state. Nearly every measure of our worth or description of who we are is connected to water. Water is big business, and flows through virtually every aspect of the global economy.  If we look at water through an entrepreneurial lens we see myriad opportunities to transform Louisiana into a globally influential water leader. To achieve this we need a statewide culture of innovation, in which every citizen is water aware and able to connect their energy and ideas to systems that accelerate their passion for taking-on our water challenges.  For the past four years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Idea Village have led an effort to spark the transformation of Louisiana into a global water power by sponsoring and producing the Water Challenge entrepreneurial competition. This exciting program discovers and nurtures water entrepreneurs, highlights opportunities, and attracts international attention to our many water issues and assets. It is a day for learning from and networking with internationally recognized water leaders, for discovering and building new collaborations, and for celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of our resourceful Louisiana citizens.
  2. Estimated $500 billion annual market mostly for water treatment and supply infrastructure Estimated annual “actual” value of the ecosystem services of water, the “free” water is $1.9 trillion. And as many of you know, Louisiana is only now trying to develop laws and policies regarding how our groundwater and surface water are used. The Louisiana Groundwater Commission is evolving into the Louisiana Water Resources Commission and Mark Davis is a member, so we’re optimistic about the future of this agency and of water in Louisiana.
  3. USGS image showing all the water on the planet. Big drop: all known water; medium drop: all known fresh water; small drop: all known fresh water that is available for human use (all use, including industrial and agricultural).
  4. Milwaukee global water center plans