An IoT device to monitor flow and temperature, AI-powered analytics for water utilities, a high-efficiency water from air system, robotic pipeline assessment, a PFAS destruction solution and more are among the global innovations that will be part of The Water Council’s BREW 2.0 Post-Accelerator in 2023. The cohort includes companies from the U.S., France, Norway, Spain and Slovakia.

This is the third year for The Water Council’s BREW 2.0, which focuses on late-stage water technology startups ready to enter the market or with early sales. The program includes two weeks of targeted virtual training followed by an in-person week in Milwaukee with programming, a public pitch event and investor networking. The participants will present their innovations at a hybrid in-person/virtual pitch event for water industry professionals and investors Thursday, June 22.

We are also pleased to announce Xylem as a new corporate sponsor in 2023. In addition to providing financial support for BREW 2.0, Xylem will help review applications, lead a BREW training session and participate in the program’s annual Demo Day. Xylem joins current sponsors Beckhoff Automation and Thales Water Advisors.

“Innovation and technology are critical to solving urgent water challenges,” said Sivan Zamir, Vice President of Xylem Innovation Labs. “We are proud to be a part of this program offering tactical and practical training to innovators across the globe.”

Xylem is a longtime member of The Water Council. It moved its Sanitaire operations to the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, the headquarters of The Water Council, in 2021.

“Xylem has always been supportive of The Water Council’s mission to solve global water challenges through freshwater innovation and water stewardship,” said Dean Amhaus, The Water Council President and CEO. “With Xylem’s strong commitment and global brand for water technology excellence, we are thrilled to be working with Xylem Innovation Labs in supporting the next generation of promising startups.”

The 10 companies in this year’s cohort are:

Aquacycl (U.S.) – Energy-neutral wastewater treatment-as-a-service for industrial, agricultural and residential applications

Cimico (Spain) – Innovative solutions for wastewater biological treatment

Enspired Solutions  (U.S.) – U.S. EPA-award-winning technology to destroy toxic PFAS molecules in water

Genesis Systems – (U.S.) Novel high-efficiency, low-cost, renewable utility scale water supplies developed from air

GOSPACE/Meratch (Slovakia) – IoT sensor and software for measuring water level, flow, temperature and other water parameters

InfoTiles (Norway) – Software-as-a-service for water and wastewater management

In-Pipe Robot – (U.S.) Robotic pipeline inspection solutions with advanced software

Nucleic Sensing Systems – (U.S.) Innovative equipment and solutions that provide insight into critical biological activity

Redberry SAS (France) – Simple, automated and precise microbiological water quality monitoring solutions

SampleServe – (U.S.) Software solution to streamline sample collection and lab analysis workflows

Also new this year will be a curated investor event June 22 following the public Demo Day. The Water Council is partnering with NVNG Investment Advisors to offer BREW 2.0 cohort companies connections to the venture capital community. We will be inviting a unique assembly of global investors and members of The Water Council, including global water technology companies and large industrial water users, to the event.

“We are excited to continue to grow our BREW 2.0 Post-Accelerator partnerships and offerings, providing more resources to these water technology startups that are so important to solving critical water challenges,” said Karen Frost, The Water Council Vice President of Economic Development and Innovation.