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Future Water Association’s Water Dragons Finalist

Future Water Association’s Water Dragons Finalist

VAPAR is proud to announce that we were finalists for the UK Future Water Association‘s Water Dragons competition. Hosted remotely, a variety of water industry representatives from Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency, Arup, The University of Sheffield, and Hyrdosave saw VAPAR presenting our automated pipe defect detection platform against 4 other innovative water products who have lso made it into the finals.

Click here to read more.

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Talking Asset Management at the IPWEA NSW regional meeting

Talking Asset Management at the IPWEA NSW regional meeting

VAPAR was privileged to sponsor and present at The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW North Metropolitan region meeting, where the focus was on Asset Management. Fascinating insights were shared, discussing the variations in asset management plans and approaches across councils in NSW, as well as the collaboration of capital works planning across different service providers.

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Collaborative Presentation at South Australia Assetic’s User Group

Collaborative Presentation at South Australia Assetic’s User Group

Last month, VAPAR had the privilege of presenting at the Assetic SA User Group in Adelaide to 55 attendees from 17 councils.

It was a collaborative forum where speakers and asset managers came together to discuss how applications in deep machine learning, automation and digital twins can change the face of public infrastructure management to serve our communities better.

The discussion between all of attendees involved was what made the forum truly collaborative. The best way to drive innovation adoption is to get feedback first hand, and we were privileged to be involved!

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United Utilities’ Innovation lab

United Utilities’ Innovation lab

We are very proud to finally announce that VAPAR is working with United Utilities as part of their 2019 Innovation lab!

Over the next 10 weeks, Michelle Aguilar will be working closely with United Utilities to help automate fault detection in their 72,000 kilometre sewer network and speed up any repairs!

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Assetic User Group Presentation in Melbourne

Assetic User Group Presentation in Melbourne

In Melbourne today sharing our new product features and recent project outcomes with 19 Victorian Local Councils as part of Assetic‘s User Group forum.

Thanks to everyone for the engagement, questions and feedback. Sharing knowledge is what creates the value of these forums, and we were excited to be a part of it!

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2019 Endeavour Awards Finalist

2019 Endeavour Awards Finalist

VAPAR has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Endeavour Awards and was nominated for the Outstanding Start-up category. This is a proud achievement for VAPAR as this award has given us industry-wide recognition in Australia.

The Endeavour Awards are a premier awards program within the manufacturing industry, presented annually by Manufacturer’s Monthly. The awards are an opportunity to share and learn about the innovative projects and enterprises that continue to push the boundaries in the industry.

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VAPAR accelerates their growth with Startmate

VAPAR accelerates their growth with Startmate

VAPAR's Amanda Siqueira presenting at Startmate Sydney Demo Day

VAPAR’s Amanda Siqueira presenting at Startmate Sydney Demo Day

Startmate – Australia’s version of Y-combinator – is a 12 week intensive program that powers high growth companies to skyrocket their trajectory. With 2 cohorts a year and over 400 applications for each cohort, acceptance to each cohort is highly competitive.

VAPAR was accepted into the 2019 Sydney cohort of Startmate to help the company onboard the right resources, advisors and mentors that could help grow our existing customer base.

In the 12 weeks since starting the program, we have had a 300% increase in sign ups for the platform and begun trials with water utilities and municipalities in 3 Australian states.

The Startmate program includes:

  • Introductions to founders, alumni and investors with recent, in-market experience for on-demand, 1:1 operational and general advice – a network for life.
  • One week in San Francisco to capital raise, create partnerships or benchmark research for future rounds.
  • Investor-ready pitch practice: preparing teams for the full array, from 3-minute elevator pitches, to deeper dives with investors.
  • Co-working space with all the other startups in the cohort
  • Weekly dinners and fireside chats with mentors and successful founders.
  • 1:1 weekly office hours with the Startmate Partners.
  • Platform to present to potential investors at a Sydney and Melbourne Startmate Demo Day

For more information about VAPAR’s progress and product, read our case studies here.

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Isle Utilities webinar presentation to Australian and International Water Utilities

Isle Utilities webinar presentation to Australian and International Water Utilities

Last week, Technical Director and Co-Founder, Michelle Aguilar, presented VAPAR’s new web platform to 12 Water Utilities from Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Covered in the presentation was the use case for the web platform, outputs and information about our upcoming trials, pilots and subscriptions for this financial year.

A one minute demo of the platform can be viewed here.

Contact us through the website or via email ([email protected]) to learn more.