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Winners at the NWG Festival!


Clancy Docwra & Dootrix win prize at the NWG Innovation Festival water-leakage hackathon

It’s the water industry’s Holy Grail; how do you predict water leaks before they happen? The answer is to use a combination of innovative data modelling, artificial intelligence and sharp industry insight to build a system that predicts likely weak-points, so that they can be checked and strengthened before they become uncontrolled leaks.

This was the simple, but effective solution that a team of engineers, analysts and developers from Clancy Docwra and their software partners Dootrix, came up with to claim the Innovation prize at Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival, held last week near Newcastle.

Paul Glenister Mobile System’s Manager of Clancy Docwra said, “This is exactly the kind of innovative thinking we bring to our clients in the real world. Yes, we have the capabilities to fix problems when they happen, but we’re much more interested in how we can help our customers to prevent them happening in the first place. We’re embracing every technology we can to be effective, in predictive analysis, scheduled maintenance and emergency response.”

Charlie Allen, Delivery Director of Dootrix said, “We’re finding these kind of hackathons extremely useful to rapidly prototype ideas that can be quickly turned into real products and services. Collaborating directly with the guys at Clancy gave us a level of industry insight and expertise that was essential for getting straight to the heart of the problem, and from there, finding a simple solution that could actually be deployed in the ‘real’ world came really quickly.”

Click here to read all about the fantastic idea that won us the Innovation Prize at the recent NWG Innovation Festival and why innovation really is key to driving customer value.

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