“Participating in BREW 2.0 isn’t just an opportunity; it’s a necessity for water scale-ups looking to make a splash in the industry.”
-Johnny Gunneng, CEO, InfoTiles


As a late-stage water tech innovator, you’ve laid the groundwork: You have the idea, you’ve done the research and development, you’ve launched a product and you’re ready for the market.

What now?

Now, you’re ready for BREW 2.0. The Business, Research and Entrepreneurship in Water (BREW) Accelerator 2.0 is a next-stage post-accelerator created to help young companies build connections and grow their company’s capacity. This virtual and in-person hybrid program focuses on expert-led sales and growth training tailored for water tech businesses. Afterward, participants have access to ongoing training opportunities to continue their growth trajectory. Participation is free other than travel expenses.

Check out our list of frequently asked questions to see if BREW 2.0 is right for your company. Click here for the terms and conditions of our innovation programs.

meet our 2024 brew 2.0 cohort

Unique electric field method for nanobubble generation Treats heavily contaminated industrial wastewater for reuse or release Automated and online bacterial monitoring system designed for rapid detection of bacteria in drinking water AI-driven solutions for proactive water and wastewater management


Innovative solutions to detect/count targeted microorganisms in the water Clean, reliable energy generation from man-made and natural waterways Revolving Algal Biofilm (RAB™) technology harnesses the power of algae to recover nutrients “Bottling as a service” kiosk washes, sanitizes, inspects, and refills bottles
High-quality smart shower head that solves behavioral waste in hotels Clean Power VFD helps businesses save energy, lower costs, minimize their carbon footprint, and maximize productivity and efficiency


Click here to see previous participants in BREW 2.0. Click here to see participants in our original BREW Accelerator, which ran from 2013 to 2019.

Demo day

Our annual Demo Day, when our BREW 2.0 participants share their innovations with a worldwide audience, is June 26. Click here to register. A rooftop reception will follow.

In the meantime, check out Demo Day 2023 below.

BREW 2.0 sponsors


  • Ongoing access to The Water Council’s global expert staff to help build connections and open business opportunity doors, as well as access to more than 200 water technology companies and partners in our global network.
  • Targeted virtual programming and an in-person week in Milwaukee, culminating in a pitch event broadcast around the world to potential investors.
  • Opportunity to lease a desk in the Global Water Center’s Oasis coworking space with access to lab space and conference rooms.
  • Connections to potential demonstration sites, including utilities, businesses and universities.
  • One year complimentary membership to The Water Council.

Is BREW 2.0 for you?

Ideal participants have already successfully participated in one or more accelerator programs, are market-ready or in-market with early sales and are ready to grow. The program focuses on businesses with products and components related to water quality and quantity, including water and wastewater, agriculture, watershed management, hydropower, sensors, data management and other software solutions.


“Our participation in the BREW was critical to developing our understanding of the North American water technology market.”
–Wayne Byrne, Managing Director of Oxymem in Ireland, acquired by Dow in early 2020


Karen Frost

VP Economic Development




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