Three startups have been named as the winners of the first Brew Corporate contest held by The Water Council.

Nano Gas Technologies, Inc., Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling LLC, and WAVVE Stream Inc. were chosen as part of the empowering Opportunities in Water, or Pow!, contest run by The Water Council, Veolia and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

The Water Council has held Brew contests before, but this was the first to be connected with a corporation. Philip Abraham, Veolia’s senior vice president of global research and innovation, said the company was looking for companies that were a good strategic fit with Veolia’s tagline of “resourcing the world” and had a breakthrough innovation. The idea is that the companies will help solve a problem Veolia is interested in, while also receiving a catalyst from the company’s global footprint.

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