“WaterStart is off to great start in 2018 and is looking forward to another exciting year. We announced new partnerships with organizations like One Drop and Global Water Resources– the first water resource management company outside Nevada to join our membership. We are also in the process of closing round 10 of a competitive matching grant process with GOED and look forward to bringing new and innovative water tech companies from around the world to the Silver State. See more updates below on how we’re making Nevada a channel for innovation and furthering our mission to create new jobs and diversify the economy.”
– Nathan Allen, Executive Director
WaterStart has received over 220 proposals from technology companies to-date, with 16 commitments from businesses to establish Nevada offices. Those companies together represent more than 100 projected new jobs over the next 2-3 years.
WaterStart and GOED opened Round 10 of a competitive matching grant process. They are accepting proposals from tech companies with applications on how Nevada can advance water tech development. The deadline is April 15.
At the end of 2017, WaterStart was featured in the second-largest publication in Sweden, Svenska Dagbladet. The goal of the article was to raise awareness in Europe about Las Vegas as a place for water innovation.
WaterStart and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) are now accepting proposals from tech companies around the world with timely, collaborative and unique applications on how Nevada can advance water technology development. As part of Round 10 of a competitive matching grant process, individual grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
Through WaterStart, based at the Las Vegas campus of the Desert Research Institute, Australia-based tech company RedEye has completed a project with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to implement RedEye’s cloud-based platform for management of engineering drawings and data–RedEyeDMS–with the goal of driving productivity and efficiency into its projects and operations.
WaterStart, based on the Las Vegas campus of the Desert Research Institute, recently received a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo as part of its Clean Technology and Innovation program, which seeks to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon economy by nurturing a multi-stakeholder, cleantech ecosystem that supports the advancement and commercialization
of emerging clean technologies.
Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GWRS), (TSX:GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has joined WaterStart, a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water technologies.
Based in the Las Vegas campus of the Desert
Research Institute in Nevada, WaterStart brings together strategic resources and expertise, and connects water management agencies, technology companies, and policy makers in order to spur positive growth in the water sector.
Beginning in 2018, ONE DROP will partner with WaterStart, a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water technology to create a new web-based knowledge platform. Outlining specific findings related to innovation priorities and the results of pilot projects, this tool will serve as a network for global communities to assist in pinpointing next steps for water conservation and sustainability.
By Nicole Raz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Two summers ago, RedEye was just one of 57 companies that submitted a proposal to provide a water technology solution to Nevada.
Fast forward to today and the company has completed a pilot program with the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and it has three full-time employees in its first U.S. office in Las Vegas.
“We are really proud to have completed the implementation project with SNWA. We migrated a large amount of data as part of the project and were able to identify and remove” more
than 100,000 “duplicated files,” Roman Galikov, RedEye’s general manager for North America, said in a statement.
“RedEye is a great example of the strong strategic partnerships that have been formed through WaterStart’s efforts to implement new technologies that help address today’s biggest water challenges,” said WaterStart Executive Director Nate Allen.
“Utilizing the state’s water innovation resources and services, RedEye’s expansion to Nevada has helped to provide a solution to a major pain point water utilities are facing in their operations.”
By Denise Wong | KOLO 8 News Now
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has launched a partnership with Israeli Water Tech Company, WINT, and WaterStart, a water technology incubator based out of Las Vegas. The pilot project has Atlantis using WINT’s smart meter technology that uses pattern recognition and algorithms to analyze water flow to cut water costs and help prevent costly water damage.
By Jonas Cullberg | Svenska Dagbladet
Nu letar Las Vegas efter fler nytänkande sätt att spara vatten. Delstaten Nevada har sjösatt Waterstart, en företagsinkubator för ”vatten-startups”. Upplägget går ut på att Waterstarts samarbetspartner, däribland vattenmyndigheten Southern Nevada Water Authority och lokala företag som hotelljätten MGM, presenterar ett vattenrelaterat problem som de behöver hjälp med.
WaterStart aims to catalyze water technology, research, and expertise. We create channels for innovation by providing testing, connections, and marketing opportunities for companies with novel solutions to challenges in the water sector.
WaterStart’s business model is based on partnerships within the academic, public, and private sectors. Through our partners, we’re able to leverage Nevada’s expertise in water by bringing together strategic resources and expertise, connecting water management agencies, technology companies, and policy makers.