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Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival 2020

14 – 17 September 2020


Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival is a unique event where Glastonbury meets Tomorrow’s World.


A week dedicated to sprinting and hacking our way to brilliant solutions to some of the water sectors, environmental and societal challenges together with our partners, supply chain and just about anyone who wants to get involved.

Over 6,000 people from hundreds of companies, organisations and businesses right across the world have taken part and attended previous Innovation Festivals.


The line up for 2020


Sprints, hacks, dashes, celebrities, lightning talks, music, comedy . . . you name it, it’s going on at #InnovationFestival20.

  • Sprint – 20 inspiring desgn sprints going on across 4 – 5 days – from "Cool Water" to "Hanging on the telephone"
  • Daily Dash – A Northumbrian Water term for a rapid sprint-style workshop – 7 different sprints which run through all 5 stages in just 1 day
  • Hack – A hackathon bringing together data experts, programmers, graphic designers, domain experts to tackle a significant challenge
  • Years Worth of Work in a Week – A Northumbrian Water term that describes a sprint-style workshop that focuses on accelerating delivery of an idea or initiative

Netcall’s “Money’s too tight to mention” Daily Dash


How can we capture and refine optimal user journeys and build a self-service application to improve debt recovery?

With millions of people about to come off furlough and rising unemployment rates, defaults on bills has never been so high. Bad debt and defaulted payments were an issue before the global pandemic and the situation has only got worse. This is causing issues with debt recovery and produces a huge amount of work to process. As well as demand into your contact centre.

Traditional back end systems are not known for their flexibility. Netcall will show how low-code can automate this process, giving customers a self-serve portal. And because building apps in low-code is so fast, we will create a working prototype by the end of the festival. Read more…


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Join hundreds of people from all across the globe to virtually collaborate and tackle complex societal and environmental issues. Find out more about attending the Innovation Festival 2020 and register your interest.