Your Future in Fresh Water Technology is Here

Water Innovators Wanted!

The Water Council offers programs to help students, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals get to the next stage of development--from unproven ideas to commercial viability, from seed funding to visibility. The Water Tech Hub is your portal for all of our application-based competitions and challenges. It provides you a convenient hub for learning about and applying to open challenges to advance your freshwater technology. Then, through our global network of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, we serve as the conduit between your idea and the marketplace.

CURRENT CHALLENGES

BREW 2.0: POST-ACCELERTOR SCALE PROGRAM

Accepting applications Oct. 15 thru Nov. 29

Are you a late-stage startup that is market-ready or has early sales and poised for growth? BREW 2.0 provides you access to experts, funding and connections to grow.

Tech interests: Companies with various freshwater technologies or solutions are well-suited for BREW 2.0, including AI, sensors or materials, hydropower, nutrient capture/reuse, treatment technologies or systems, etc.

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TECH CHALLENGE: WATER QUALITY SENSING AND/OR REMEDIATION

Accepting applications thru Nov. 1

Tech Challenge is seeking innovative solutions for water quality sensing and/or remediating for: 1) heavy metals and industrial chemicals (such as lead, PFOA and PFAS) in water and wastewater, and 2) microbiological organisms in water and remediation using alternative disinfection technologies (non-chlorine)

Tech interests: Presence of illicit discharges to storm and sanitary sewers; presence of pathogens in water distribution system, wastewater effluent, and biosolids; process monitoring of wastewater treatment; point of use industrial applications; municipal water supply; well water disinfection; industrial wastewater discharge; municipal wastewater effluent; water reuse, including potable

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We would not have found this specific technology company without the help of The Water Council.

Bob Heideman
SVP Corporate Technology
A. O. Smith

The Water Council has created a really unique platform to accelerate water technology commercialization.

Dr. Junhong Chen
Lead Water Strategist
Argonne National Laboratory

We really are a close community and are supportive of one another. The Water Council has been very helpful in our brand development efforts.

John Tillotson
CEO
Microbe Detectives, a BREW Graduate

Partners

Join these industry leaders by becoming a Water Tech Hub Partner today


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TEAM

Barry Liner

Technical Advisor, The Water Council

Bill Dougan

Entrepreneurship Professor, UW-Whitewater

Dennis Webb

CEO, Sage Water

Ed Javier

Entrepreneurship Program Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Karen Frost

VP Economic Development, The Water Council

Marcia R. Silva, Ph.D.

Assoc. Scientist and Director, UW-Milwaukee Water Technology Accelerator

Noah Sabich

Managing Director, Cimbria Capital

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