Water Technology Innovation Cluster (WTIC)
Please visit www.epa.gov/wtic
Collaborate to establish the region as a global leader in sustainable, environmental technology
innovation, with an initial emphasis on water.
To develop and commercialize innovative technologies to solve environmental challenges and
spur sustainable economic development and job creation.
- Develop, test, and commercialize technologies
- Attract the best and brightest scientists and entrepreneurs
- Promote economic development through the creation and attraction of jobs and investment
- Become the world’s source for practical and affordable solutions and sustainable practices
Formed with the initiative and encouragement of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and Small Business Administration (SBA), the Water Technology Innovation Cluster –
Dayton/Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeast Indiana (WTIC) was created to harness and
interconnect regional expertise for the development of water technologies, thereby encouraging
economic development and advancing environmental and human health protection. The WTIC is
directed by a consortium of local businesses, universities, governments, economic development
agencies and utilities, with the continuing involvement of EPA and SBA.
The success of technology clusters is based on committed strategic partnerships among key
organizations from seven area sectors: universities, large corporations, emerging companies,
federal government, state government, local government, and economic development associations.
Technology cluster entities, similar to the WTIC, exist or are under consideration in other regions,
each capitalizing on their respective assets. Our region’s unique resources and past successes
in technology transfer highlight the WTIC’s emerging capability to meet the demands required of
today’s environmental technology development—initially in water technologies.
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For more information regarding how to become a member of the WTIC, contact Alan Vicory, WTIC Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) at email@example.com. For information regarding EPA's cooperation with the WTIC and other efforts to promote technological innovation in the water sector, contact Julius Enriquez, EPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.