Event Name 2024 Water Valley Business Week

Date January 30th ~ 31st, 2024 (Tuesday ~ Wednesday)

Venue National Water Industry Cluster Global Business Center (Daegu)

Organized by Daegu Metropolitan City, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea Environment Corporation, K-water

WI.Plat successfully showcased the new Sonic GL, the water leak sensor at the 2024 Water Valley Business Week, marking its third annual event.

The Water Valley Business Week serves as a platform for exchange and development in the water industry, held annually at the National Water Industry Cluster Global Business Center in Gugi-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu. More than 50 companies in the water industry, including Daegu City, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Korea Environment Corporation, and Korea Rural Community Corporation had participated in this event this year.

Following the successful promotion of WI.Plat’s Intelligent Leak Management System (NELOW) solution in 2023, this year’s event provided an opportunity for water facility managers in Gyeongsangbuk-do to take interest in NELOW, enabling detailed explanations of WI.Plat’s AI-based comprehensive leak management solution.

WI.Plat is committed to actively addressing both global and domestic water leakage issues, striving to support water facility management by providing quality water without leaks.

Thank you!

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

wiplat water valley business week exhibition

CES 2024: WI.Plat

 

Event Name

CES2024 (International Consumer Electronics Show)

Date

January 09 – 12, 2024 (Tuesday – Friday)

Venue

Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, USA)

Organized by

CTA(Consumer Technology Association)

 

WI.Plat, honored with the CES 2023 Innovation Award for its Intelligent Water Loss Management System, NELOW Ver 2, once again collaborated with K-water to participate in the CES2024 exhibition alongside other companies in the Korean water industry.

CES 2024, organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), is the world’s largest showcase of innovative digital technology.

At CES 2024, WI.Plat introduced its new water leak sensor, Sonic GL, released in June 2023. Sonic GL goes beyond the capabilities of the previous Sonic M1 sensor, enabling precise leak detection in water supply facilities and surfaces by using magnetic parts and a patented sensor.

One of the key advantages of WI.Plat’s water leak sensor equipment, Sonic GL, is its integration with the NELOW smartphone app, allowing even any users to conduct water leak detection activities by referencing manuals. Furthermore, the app collects leak sound data and utilizes the AI model on the NELOW software server to determine the leaks existence.

Since 2023, WI.Plat has been conducting market research for entry into the North American market. Participation in CES2024 provided an excellent opportunity to meet potential customers from local industry experts on WI.Plat’s NELOW solution, reaffirming the potential for entry into the North American market in 2024.

WI.Plat expresses gratitude to K-water for jointly operating the booth with leading companies in the water industry.

We will continue to strive forward until the day we solve the global water leakage issue!

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

WI.Plat CES2024 CES2023 CES Innovation Award Intelligent Water Leak Management System AI Leak Sensor AI Leak Detection AI Innovation Technology

□ Event: WI.Plat receives commendations from the Ministry of SMEs and Startups

□ Date: 2023. 11. 03 (Fri)

□ Venue: KOBIA Entrepreneurship EXPO (COEX, Seoul)

On November 3rd, (Fri), WI.Plat received the Minister of SMEs and Startups Award in the Global Start-up category at the startup awards ceremony for entrepreneurs during the KOBIA Entrepreneurship EXPO held at COEX in Seoul!

WI.Plat’s ‘Intelligent Water Leak Management System (NELOW)’ is a leakage management system developed to reduce the global gap in water supply services. In many developing countries, there are limitations to effectively using advanced technology and specialized equipment, such as leak detectors, even if the local workforce is familiar with their operation. Detecting and discerning leaks by listening to leak sounds, even with knowledge of equipment usage, requires a minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience. Therefore, ‘Intelligent Water Leak Management System (NELOW)’ has been striving to enable local personnel to resolve leakage issues independently with short-term system utilization training. In line with this effort, since 2021, we have formed a dedicated overseas business team to focus on expanding into international markets.

It is a great honor to be recognized with the Minister of SMEs and Startups Award in the Global Start-up category as a result of these efforts.

We express our gratitude to the Chungnam National University Startup Incubation Center for their support in achieving this success.

We will continue to do our best to contribute to more countries as a digital water solutions company addressing water loss issues. Thank you!

 

□ Event: Smart City Expo World Congress 2023 (SCEWC 2023)

□ Date: 2023. 11. 07 (Thu) ~ 11.09 (Thu)

□ Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran via, Barcelona Spain

WI.Plat participated in the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2023 held in Barcelona, Spain, with the support of the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). At the event, which provided insights into the present and future of digital transformation, urban environments, and next-generation mobility, WI.Plat showcased its leak detection technology that integrates IoT and AI.

The booth received visits from system suppliers and officials from Catalonia, creating opportunities for networking and consultations to lay the groundwork for entering the European market. Additionally, during the Business IR session provided by NIPA, WI.Plat had the chance to present the importance of leak detection and the excellence of its products to all attendees within the NIPA Pavillion.

The water leak rates in European countries range from 10% to 60%, showing significant variations among nations. WI.Plat plans to establish promotional strategies targeting countries with low water leakage rates, such as Bulgaria and Romania, to advocate for the necessity of implementing leak reduction systems.

WI.Plat will continue putting in much effort and development to emphasize the indispensability of its solutions for building smart cities along with providing solution within water industry.

 

□ Event : WI.Plat Final Pin-pointing in Gokseong

□ Date: Nov. 1, 2023 (Wednesday)

□ Location: Gokseong

On November 1st, WI.Plat employees gathered on a dimly lit night for a specific purpose. They were there to conduct nighttime leak detection in Gokseong-gun using WI.Plat’s intelligent water loss management system. In this leak detection activity, the team utilized the new model of WI.Plat’s leak sensor, Sonic GL. This latest sensor model is known for its excellent performance in detecting ground surface leaks.

All the members of WI.Plat assembled at Daejeon headquaters (Yongsan-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon) and headed to Gokseong-gun. Since leak can be verified the sound that is coming from the broken pipeline to the ground surface. The final pin-pointing leak detection carried out at night when there is the least noises. We do this so that we can minimize the false detection. When the leak spot is pined, the leak recovery work will be done which is to dig up the ground and repair the pipe.

Fortunately, on the same day, the Wi.Plat team confirmed the final leak point. The leak detection process was completed using WI.Plat’s intelligent water loss management system equipment, successfully identifying most of the leaks.

Particularly, due to continuous efforts and improvements in sensor sensitivity and AI models since last year, this upgraded leak sensor contributed to a highly successful detection process. This result reflects improved sensor sensitivity and distinct leak sound recognition capabilities compared to the previous model. The intelligent leakage management system continues to evolve, contributing to minimizing issues caused by leaks in various areas such as regions, buildings, factories, and fire pipelines.

The Wi.Plat team, united by ‘passion’ and ‘collaboration,’ promises to give their best until the end of 2023 and more. Thank you.

□ Event: WI.Plat Autumn Picnic

□ DateL Oct. 24 (Tue)

□ Venue: Head office of WI.Plat and other places

On October 24th, the entire WI.Plat team gathered at the Daejeon headquarters office. In the morning, we divided into four teams to discuss WI.Plat’s corporate ‘Core Values’ together and had a session to visually represent the decided core values. During the approximately 2-hour WI.Plat Core Values Drawing Contest, each of the four teams was randomly divided, allowing team members, who had mainly communicated about work, to share their thoughts and collaborate to express their cherished core values through drawings.

The core values of WI.Plat, born from the opinions of about 20 employees, were determined to be “Free”, “Teamwork” and “Passion.” If expressed in a sentence, it signifies that all team members progress with ‘passion’ while being ‘free’ to work together in ‘team’. These core values were created by combining words that come to mind when WI.Plat employees think of working at WI.Plat.

A group that closely captured the core values of WI.Plat, reflecting the opinions of most of WI.Plat team members, won first place in the drawing contest! 😁

After enjoying a delicious lunch together, we visited the Jangdong Forest Bath, fostering harmony and communication among the employees who hadn’t met in a while. Jangdong Forest Bath is home to one of Daejeon’s main tourist attractions, the Geojuk Mountain Hwangto Trail. This trail is made of red clay, and walking barefoot on this path is said to be excellent for blood circulation and overall health.

WI.Plat employees were “free” to decide for themselves whether they wanted to walk barefoot or wear shoes at the forest bath. Some chose to walk barefoot, while others opted to wear their shoes for the stroll.

Before parting ways with the Seoul Research Center team after a long time, we headed to the Wadong Hanmaeum BBQ Restaurant for a light dinner. This location provided a glamping-like atmosphere where we could grill and enjoy meat. Just like a campfire, we grilled our meat and gathered in the middle of the tent field for some bonding, concluding the 2023 WI.Plat autumn outing.

It would be great to have such gatherings of WI.Plat employees, who rarely come together, a little more frequently. Moving forward, we will continue to work ‘freely’ and ‘passionately,’ collaborating to provide our customers with better solutions. Thank you!

 

 

□ Event : VIETWATER2023 – Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Water Expo

□ Date: October 11(Wed) –  13(Fri), 2023

□ Venue: SECC (Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center)

WI.Plat participated in the Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Water Expo (VIETWATER2023) this year, following its participation last year.

At VIETWATER2023, meetings were held with overseas buyers from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, and other countries. Many visitors expressed significant interest in the water management system based on AI technology. WI.Plat has decided to maintain continuous communication with the visitors who showed interest in the exhibition through the partner company DDC (DIADU CO., LTD.), with whom WI.Plat has been in contact since last year.

While preparing for the Vietnamese market entry since 2022, we hope this exhibition will be an opportunity to reintroduce WI.Plat. Through close cooperation with DDC, our newly established partnership, we aim to bring a digital innovation wind to the water market in Vietnam.

  • Event: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC2023)
  • Date: October 02 (Monday) – 04 (Wednesday), 2023
  • Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago









The WEFTEC exhibition, hosted by the Water Environment Federation in the United States, is known as the largest event of its kind in North America. This event serves as a gathering place for water quality professionals from around the world. This year, the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association participated in WEFTEC 2023 as a performing agency for the Overseas Exhibition Support Program of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), showcasing the latest products and technologies of 8 Korean water companies to support the global market development of small and medium-sized water companies in Korea.

WI.PLAT participated as one of the 8 water companies in the Korean Pavilion at WEFTEC 2023, engaging in discussions with numerous local and international buyers. Since the first half of 2023, WI.PLAT has been planning various market research and sales activities for market entry into the United States by establishing a US center. Therefore, participation in the WEFTEC exhibition provided a valuable opportunity to directly meet and consult with various water market stakeholders active in the US market.

We express our sincere gratitude to KOTRA Chicago Office and the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association for their dedicated efforts in operating the Korean Pavilion at WEFTEC.

  • Event : World Smart City Expo (WSCE2023)
  • Date: September 6 (Wednesday) – 8 (Friday), 2023
  • Venue: KINTEX




The World Smart City Expo (WSCE2023), held at KINTEX 1 Exhibition Hall in Ilsan from September 6th to 9th, brought together global governments and experts in the field of smart cities to explore the changes in smart cities, making it the largest event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. Hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, the event has been a platform for knowledge exchange and the establishment of a global cooperation network in the field of smart cities since its first edition in 2017.

WSCE 2023 featured various programs such as official events, awards, related theme conferences, exhibitions, and business meetings, targeting domestic and international governments, local authorities, smart city-related companies, academic experts, and more. The WSCE conference shared insights from smart city experts on four themes: Governance, Data, Technology, and Financing. At this event, Mr. Sang-Hoon Cha, the CEO of WI.PLAT, was invited as a speaker for the session “Smart City Innovation Onstage – Today’s Smart City Innovation Technology Becomes Tomorrow’s Life,” where he presented WI.PLAT’s innovative technology.

The invitation of Mr. Cha, who has developed an ‘Intelligent Leakage Management System’ utilizing digital technology to overcome the constraints of people, space, and time to solve the global leakage problem, was a great opportunity for WI.PLAT to reach more stakeholders through WSCE.

Thank you.





  • Event: IWA Efficient 2023
  • Date: 2023. 9. 13 (Wed) ~ 15 (Fri)
  • Venue: Bordeaux, France

The IWA (International Water Association) Efficient 2023 conference, held in Bordeaux, France from September 13th to 15th, 2023, covered various topics related to efficient water management in urban areas. WI.PLAT conducted a session presentation on Session 19-Non Revenue Water, Leakage, and Pressure Management during this conference.

Approximately 60 stakeholders attended this session, where the head of WI.Plat America Regional Office, Dr. Gyeong Sung Kim, was selected as one of the four main speakers. This provided an opportunity to promote WI.PLAT’s technology to a diverse range of attendees. As the conference took place in France, it offered networking opportunities with professionals from various European countries. Meetings with leakage experts facilitated discussions about WI.PLAT’s unique technology and potential collaborations in the future.