The New Zealand Product Accelerator team won the Velocity Innovation Challenge 2021 for the UN Sustainable Development category, ‘To make the world a better place’. The venture, H2OQUAL, aims to develop a sensitive, low-cost, and point-of-care sensing water-quality monitoring system. Paired with Cloud computing, machine learning and a specially developed Internet of Things (IoT) framework, users can easily analyse and share data. Congratulations to Dr Harshpreet Singh, Dr. Khalid Arif and Brian McMath.