Niels Due Jensen, Chairman of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and son of Grundfos' founder, cut the ribbon at the official opening of the center, which offers a space for government, academic institutions and start-ups to share and gather information on irrigation, water monitoring, wastewater treatment and other water technology.
To promote innovation in the water industry, the center will also partner with groups like the International Center for Water Technology at Fresno State University, Central Valley Business Incubator and companies like Climate Minder and Aquacue.
Ashley Swearengin, mayor of Fresno, applauded Grundfos’ investment in the city.
“Thanks to innovative companies such as Grundfos, Fresno sets the standard in water technology throughout the world,” Swearengin said. “With its new water technology center, Grundfos is further investing in commercialising new water technologies that can benefit our entire region.”
The center will offer research entities access to Grundfos resources, helping to catalyze solutions to water scarcity challenges. It will function as a hub for linking research with business development.