Open Innovation Looks to Sweeten Seawater Desalination
GE and Saudi Aramco have launched an open innovation challenge to the whole world focused on seawater desalination. The goal: new ways to desalinate that use far less fossil fuel than today’s systems or that use renewable energy. Solutions would have huge benefits for the desert countries of the Gulf but would be equally transformative to water-challenged communities around the world.
Aside from impacting Saudi Arabia’s consumption of fossil fuel, the exciting innovation challenge also could foster the creation of whole new industries in the Kingdom.