“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

Applications for BREW 2.0 2024 are now open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort of BREW 2.0. We are seeking companies that are market-ready or in-market with early sales looking to scale and grow. Read on for more information about the program, or click here for a list of frequently asked questions and here for a list of previous BREW 2.0 participants. Questions? Contact Karen Frost. Application deadline is Jan. 7, 2024.

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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 2023 brew 2.0 cohort

Energy-neutral wastewater treatment-as-a-service for industrial, agricultural & residential applications Innovative solutions for wastewater biological treatment EPA-award-winning technology to destroy toxic PFAS molecules in water Novel high-efficiency, low-cost, renewable utility scale water supplies developed from air



Software-as-a-service for water & wastewater management Robotic pipeline inspection solutions with advanced software IoT sensor & software for measuring water level, flow, temperature & other water parameters Innovative equipment & solutions that provide insight into critical biological activity
Simple, automated & precise microbiological water quality monitoring solutions Software solution to streamline sample collection & lab analysis workflows


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 2023

The participants in our 2023 BREW 2.0 cohort presented their innovations at a Demo Day on June 22. Click the video below to see their pitches.

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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