What We Do

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Our Mission

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WaterStart provides a channel for accelerating the adoption of innovative water technologies driven by the needs of water agencies and large water consumers.

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Our Approach

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Established in 2013, WaterStart is a non-profit organization that connects innovative technology companies with global water agencies and major water consumers in need of innovative solutions to enhance the operations of their business.

Operating in a region of proven first adopters, WaterStart sits at the nexus of technology, research, and economic development, providing channels for innovation for various stakeholders and water resource managers, including technology companies, management agencies, and policymakers.

WaterStart runs a global Pilot Program, whereby we recruit novel technologies and co-fund their trials with our members. In doing so, we offset a significant portion of the risk associated with trialing new technologies, incentivizing innovation whilst also opening doors to companies looking to validate their solution in a crowded marketplace.

Our various strategic partnerships across the globe allow us to bridge the gap to implementations, enabling technology companies to work closely with first adopters, helping to scale effective solutions, faster.

Our activities are largely funded by public or philanthropic agencies with a goal of stimulating opportunities for industry development and enhanced water sustainability.

As fresh water becomes increasingly scarce, water resource management and sustainability will be vital to maintaining the quality of life and economic development in communities around the world. Through collaboration, WaterStart drives practical action to address real-world problems using real-world solutions. The result - more, safer, cheaper water.

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Our Approach

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Established in 2013, WaterStart is a non-profit organization that connects innovative technology companies with global water agencies and major water consumers in need of innovative solutions to enhance the operations of their business.

Operating in a region of proven first adopters, WaterStart sits at the nexus of technology, research, and economic development, providing channels for innovation for various stakeholders and water resource managers, including technology companies, management agencies, and policymakers.

WaterStart runs a global Pilot Program, whereby we recruit novel technologies and co-fund their trials with our members. In doing so, we offset a significant portion of the risk associated with trialing new technologies, incentivizing innovation whilst also opening doors to companies looking to validate their solution in a crowded marketplace.

Our various strategic partnerships across the globe allow us to bridge the gap to implementations, enabling technology companies to work closely with first adopters, helping to scale effective solutions, faster.

Our activities are largely funded by public or philanthropic agencies with a goal of stimulating opportunities for industry development and enhanced water sustainability.

As fresh water becomes increasingly scarce, water resource management and sustainability will be vital to maintaining the quality of life and economic development in communities around the world. Through collaboration, WaterStart drives practical action to address real-world problems using real-world solutions. The result - more, safer, cheaper water.

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Commercialization Funding

WaterStart provides accelerated growth pathways for pre-revenue leading technology firms and a gateway for post-revenue organizations to expand their access to customers with the goal of bringing concepts to market.

WaterStart co-funds pilot projects with member agencies to validate solutions, lowering risk, and enhancing opportunities for adoptions.

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Technical

Applied Research; testing & validation; demonstration

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Business Development

Capital development, regulatory assistance; workforce development

RFPs

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WaterStart routinely releases Requests for Proposal (RFP) rounds. Through these RFPs, WaterStart solicits timely, collaborative, and unique applications from water technology companies that provide a potential solution to technology priorities identified by WaterStart?s members.

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RFPs

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WaterStart routinely releases Requests for Proposal (RFP) rounds. Through these RFPs, WaterStart solicits timely, collaborative, and unique applications from water technology companies that provide a potential solution to technology priorities identified by WaterStart?s members.

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WaterStart creates channels for knowledge sharing among global leaders and removes common barriers for the adoption of innovative technologies, in the delivery, management, and conservation of water.

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