Grundfos has entered into an “innovation collaboration” with Novozymes, taking place on, an online universe launched by Novozymes where entrepreneurs, startups and others can connect with industry.

Four specific challenges will be posted online, allowing all in the HelloScience community to pitch their ideas on how to secure clean water for more people – and receive sparring, input and assistance from both Novozymes and Grundfos.

The two companies are seeking solutions to remove polluting chemicals from water and improve cleaning of wastewater. That includes better filtering, less sludge, and recovery of phosphate, a precious nutrient, from wastewater.

Lars Enevoldsen, Group Vice President, Technology & Innovation at Grundfos, said: “This is an excellent chance to see what we can do in combination with Novozymes. Adding biotechnology to what we can do in for instance digital dosing might very well open brand-new possibilities for e.g. water treatment.

“And, while we strengthen our connection with Novozymes, we also get an opportunity to review fresh takes on the water challenges from all over the world. We need new partnerships to solve these great challenges, and this is another step down that road.”

You can browse HelloScience and see the challenges here: