Research

Xylem Pioneers As J-WAFS Research Affiliate

November 19
6:00 AM 2016

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) has announced the signing of its first corporate research affiliate agreement with Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company with operations in more than 150 countries. Xylem recently joined the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), and this represents a significant step up in their engagement with the MIT community.

The signing ceremony, following a day of lab visits and discussions between Xylem and MIT thought leaders, was attended by J-WAFS and Xylem senior leadership, as well as MIT associate provost Karen Gleason and ILP representatives. 

J-WAFS was established by the MIT administration in 2014 as an Institute-wide effort to bring MIT's unique strengths to bear on the many challenges of food and water supply. J-WAFS aims to improve the security, safety, and efficiency of the world's water and food supplies and works to reduce environmental impact of water and food systems. 

At MIT, J-WAFS stimulates and coordinates water- and food-related research across the entire Institute, by connecting sponsors and collaborators to faculty members and research groups working on problems of mutual interest, and by managing large-scale research relationships. J-WAFS' new research affiliate program offers companies the opportunity to partner with MIT around food and water research. The program is central to J-WAFS' efforts to engage across sector and disciplinary boundaries in solving real-world problems.

With headquarters in Rye Brook, New York, Xylem works globally to foster innovative solutions to meet the world's water needs. Building on its base of industry-leading brands and water solutions, Xylem seeks to develop new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future. 

With coordination and guidance by J-WAFS, Xylem will start out by identifying and refining two to three research projects to sponsor. Additional projects will be undertaken over the duration of the three-year agreement. Potential research topics include sensors for water contaminants, distributed energy management, sustainability, and data analytics. 

© 2022 VCPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Tags
Share

Comments

Join the Conversation

Subscribe to VCpost newsletter

Sign up for our Deals of the Day newsletter.
We will not spam you!

Real Time Analytics