Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts (SWIM)



This is a series of conferences held in Massachusetts to convene thought leadership on the outlook for water innovation, highlighting local New England innovation to answer global needs.

SWIM 2012

On May 8, 2012, 150 senior executives from state’s water industry convened to address the question, How will Massachusetts become the global innovation leader of the $500 billion water industry?  The event attracted senior executives from across the breadth of the state’s industry, in business, academia, and government.  Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environment Richard Sullivan chaired the day. For more on SWIM 2012 click here.

SWIM 2013

The 2013 Symposium was held on June 19, 2013 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA for 200 senior executives (by invitation) from business, academia, and government. The 2013 summit went beyond presenting the need for water innovation to convene small group workshops and panel discussions considering the life cycle of innovation, taking water innovation global, breaking down barriers to innovation and ideas around building a technology cluster. For more on SWIM 2013, please click here.

SWIM 2015

May 20, 2015 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.   SWIM 2015 included speakers, panel discussions and workshops that consider the outlook and needs for water innovation in the coming years.  For more details on SWIM 2015 click here.

SWIM 2017

September 18&19, 2017 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.  More Information Coming Soon!  SWIM 2017 will focus on the themes of Wastewater, Resource Recovery and Energy Efficiency. We have expanded to two days. One Sunday the 18th we will run Water Innovation Workshops as a pre-event activity with our partners at Worcester CleanTech Incubator. On Monday the 19th we will run a full day of quality speakers, panel discussions and high-impact networking for innovators, academics and business professionals in the water sector.  Register now for SWIM 2017 click here.