The Dutch water technology sector largely consists of small and medium-sized enterprises. Their innovative power is indispensable for the international ambitions of the sector and must be linked to commercial expertise. Enter the innovation brokers. They operate from the Business Counter where Water Alliance, ENVAQUA and NWP have joined forces to provide better support to water technology SMEs. Michiel Pols is one of those innovation brokers. In his blog he explains what he has to offer. "From innovation to checkout, that's the big step ahead."