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Benten receives funding for European centre to test new water quality sensors

Posted on 4 May 2015

dws-benten-bison-monitoring-gaag-770pxBenten Water Solutions has been awarded a loan of 55,000 euro by the Bison Foundation to set up the first formal test centre for water quality sensors in Europe.

The test centre will use facilities of the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands and it comes under the European Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) programme.

This was announced by Benten Water Solution on 29 April.

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 Signing of the contract by Corina Carpentier, Benten (right) and Albert Bosma, Bison (left).

Certified testing of sensors
"This means that we will test sensors under strict conditions", says Corina Carpentier, founder and Managing Director of Benten Water Solutions. "All these strict requirements result in a formally accepted European certificate. Our goal is to have the ETV certificate play a leading role in the European market."

The centre will be established in collaboration with the Water Application Centre and the Center of Expertise Water Technology (CEW) and will use facilities of the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, made possible by the Bison Foundation loan.

The foundation was set up to financially support start-ups, especially those in the water technology and health sectors. The plans of Benten Water Solutions met with broad enthusiasm in the foundation’s panel of experts.

Bringing new sensors to the market
"The knife cuts both ways", says Carpentier. "There are many clever companies in Europe which develop wonderful technologies and deserve to be brought to market. Thanks to the test centre they will not only find their way to market but be awarded a certificate guaranteeing the quality of the sensors."

“We are extremely happy to have been given the foundation’s trust and the possibility to stimulate these new technologies. As a leader in the water technology sector, you have to innovate and invest: the test centre allows us to do precisely that.”

About Benten Water Solutions
Benten Water Solution is a young company that is specialised in monitoring of water quality. It offers a range of consulting services, bringing to bear its extensive experience in these fields to assist investors in choosing the most and economically efficient investment.

These include technical due diligence of water quality instrumentation, identification of target markets for developers of new sensing and monitoring technology, and market studies for new/innovative technologies.

About Bison Foundation
Bison Foundation has been active since 2008 and helps companies with financing, enquiries and patents, finding start-up space, support and coaching. Financing is provided by a revolving fund, whereby companies which have been given financial support repay a part of it in order to continue the fund.

This news item was originally published on the website of Benten Water Solutions.


More information
Benten Water Solutions
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
+31 38 4579862
www.benten-water.com

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