Biology and pump technology have been combined, as Novozymes and Grundfos entered an open, innovation collaboration to find new solutions to the world’s water challenges. The partnership will take place on HelloScience.io, an online universe launched by Novozymes in September 2017, where entrepreneurs, startups and others can connect with industry. When biotech is combined with cutting-edge water technology, new solutions to some of the most pressing global issues concerning water scarcity may be found. Four specific challenges will be posted online at https://helloscience.io/, allowing all in the HelloScience community to pitch ideas on how to secure clean water for more people and receive sparring, input and assistance from both Novozymes and Grundfos. The two companies seek solutions to remove polluting chemicals from water and improve cleaning of wastewater, including better filtering, less sludge and recovery of phosphate from wastewater.