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.
BREW 2.0: POST-ACCELERATOR SCALE PROGRAM
Spring 2021 - Closed
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.Learn More
TECH CHALLENGE: WATER QUALITY SENSING AND/OR REMEDIATION
Fall 2020 - Closed
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 potableLearn More
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
Microbe Detectives, a BREW Graduate
Join these industry leaders by becoming a Water Tech Hub Partner today
Technical Advisor, The Water Council
Entrepreneurship Professor, UW-Whitewater
CEO, Sage Water
Entrepreneurship Program Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
VP Economic Development, The Water Council
Marcia R. Silva, Ph.D.
Assoc. Scientist and Director, UW-Milwaukee Water Technology Accelerator