Meet the innovators that have joined the world’s leading freshwater accelerator since 2013. Winners and graduates include cohorts from the BREW Accelerator and BREW Corporate Accelerator.
STAR Water Solutions – North Sydney, Australia – STAR Water Solutions provides “state of the art” treatment and reuse technologies that are cost effective and efficient. www.starwater.com.au/
Ecoli-Sense – Ontario, Canada – Using ink to detect E. coli – Ecoli-Sense creates biosensor technology for a monitoring platform for water quality and agriculture, including a prototype of a magnetic bio-ink E. coli detection system. ecoli-sense.com
PlasmaE – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Generating reactive ions for practical clean up – Plasma Environmental from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has developed a new way in which to reliably generate reactive ions in sufficient quantity to be useful, and to mix these in the aqueous media to provide clean water. plasmaenvironmentalllc.com
Pulsed Burst Systems – Richfield, Wisconsin – Harnessing the power of giant bubbles – Pulsed Burst Systems LLC (PBS) is a patented low pressure large bubble provider for better mixing in the water and wastewater industry. The PBS mixer accumulates small bubbles over a period of time and rapidly releases a series of Megabubbles.
Water Resources Monitoring Group – Lancaster, Wisconsin – Monitoring agriculture water run-off – Water Resources Monitoring Group (WRM) addresses deficiencies in current agriculture water run-off monitoring programs. WRM created an agricultural hydrology monitoring program that provides low-cost, high quality data that aids accurate decision making to help increase farm profits and improve water quality.
Nanolytix – Toronto, Canada – (Winner of BREW Corporate powered by A.O. Smith) – Detecting water contamination with AI – Nanolytix is a pioneer in artificial intelligence and sensor technologies for water quality detection applications. Their unique water quality sensor technology detects the presence of pathogens and other contaminants in real time using handheld devices. nanolytix.ca
Corncob – Waukesha, Wisconsin – Corncob has invented a dynamic disc membrane filter that uses less energy, requires minimal pretreatment, and self-cleans during operation. corncobinc.com
DMR International – Woodstock, Illinois – DMR has engineered the NOVEX-AMG™ family of additive systems that have demonstrated unique solutions for water filtration systems, with the added bonus of using environmentally responsible materials for a sustainable future. dmri-inc.com
Energy Tech Innovations – Mukwonago, Wisconsin – Energy Tech is developing a low-cost, water-based gas treatment method that will convert biogas into renewable natural gas, a greenhouse gas neutral fuel. energytechinnovationsllc.com
MetaMateria – Columbus, Ohio – MetaMateria efficiently cleans water using novel and nano-enhanced materials that creatively and economically address challenges in water purification, while also recovering phosphorous and other reusable contaminants. metamateria.com
Smart Waters – British Columbia, Canada – Smart Waters increases city resilience by harvesting rainwater and holding it indefinitely in order to provide strategic reserves for all municipal water needs.
WISRAN – Milpitas, California – WISRAN provides real-time Business Intelligence Services for smart water grids to manage non-revenue water. The primary focus is on water-loss prediction by aggregating and federating sets of data collected from disparate data sources. wisran.com
SofTap Water – Cincinnati, Ohio – SofTap Water’s unique water-softening technology utilizes a proprietary, passive filtration system to remove dissolved calcium and magnesium bicarbonates that form scale in drinking and industrial water systems. In addition to softening, this technology also provides water filtration benefits including the removal of endotoxins, viruses, bacteria, cysts, polysaccharides, colloids, iron, manganese, sub-micron particles, and trace pharmaceuticals. prdtechinc.com
Iconac – Toronto, Canada – Iconac brings the benefits of advanced non-invasive pipe inspection to every city by offering a low cost, easy to use mobile condition assessment tool. They use the latest in multi-physics and acoustic modeling for efficient, pro-active water asset management. iconac.co
IX Power – Denver, Colorado – IX Power provides innovative technologies through their OrganiClear treatment by cleaning produced water from the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, and construction industries. ixpower.com
Optiktechnik – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Optiktechnik makes optical sensors and instrumentation for characterization of particulate systems. The company’s patent-pending laser scanning and image analysis technology enables more accurate monitoring and control of key particle processes in water and wastewater treatment. optik-technik.com
Oxymem – Dublin, Ireland – OxyMem can achieve incredibly high oxygen transfer rates (up to 95%) resulting in superior energy performance, lower sludge production, using less operator hours. They solve intensive wastewater treatment with the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR). oxymem.com
Radom – West Allis, Wisconsin – Radom has instrumentation with Inductively Coupled Plasma to promote continuous, routine, challenging and in-situ measurements of toxic trace metals in water, wastewater, industrial processes, and food and drugs. radomcorp.com
Solar Water Works – Madison, Wisconsin – Solar Water Works provides solar water treatment systems which use a photo-catalyst to accelerate natural water purification processes, eliminating the need for chemicals or external power which cuts operating cost. solarwaterworks.org
Nano Gas Technologies – Deerfield, Illinois – Nano Gas Technologies is a game-changing water technology company that infuses nanobubbles of oxygen and other gases to support the recovery of oil and gas while recycling water. nanogastechnologies.com
Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling – Madison, Wisconsin – Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling (NRU) LLC does business for the long-term benefit of people and the environment by imagining, researching, and developing systems that recover and upcycle low-grade resources into high value products. nrutech.com
Cadens – Watertown, Wisconsin – Cadens assists in the design, manufacture, installation and operation of economical small and micro-scale hydropower systems. They apply modern turbine design software, advanced materials and additive manufacturing / 3D printing. cadensllc.com
Pellucid Water – Madison, Wisconsin – Pellucid Water develops and markets applications of Dense-Medium Plasma for water decontamination. Dense-Medium Plasma is an electrical discharge producing highly reactive free radicals and charged particles that affect targeted chemical and biological reactions. Unlike conventional water treatment technologies, Dense-Medium Plasma does not require chemical additives, membrane filters or ion exchangers. pellucidwater.com
Watrhub – Toronto, Canada & Milwaukee, Wisconsin – WatrHub Inc. is a Data-Mining & Analytics company that matches water technologies and solutions with the needs of water and wastewater systems. WatrHub delivers timely, tailored market intelligence solutions which help water technology companies fast-track their sales process and uncover strategic market insights. Their cutting edge data-mining software and data-sourcing expertise provides the most comprehensive and in-depth view into municipal water systems and water-regulated industrial plants across U.S. and Canada. watrhub.com
Wellntel – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – WelIntel develops simple, smart technologies and information systems to help homeowners, farmers and communities learn about and sustainably manage their groundwater. wellntel.com
Ijinus – France – Ijinus offers autonomous ultrasonic level sensors. ijinus.com
Hydro-Lite – Illinois – Hydro-Lite is a water sterilization device that uses UV light and hand powered electrical source requiring no batteries, filters or chemicals. Designed for individual use, it is an ideal handheld product for anyone without access to clean drinking water.
MeterHero – Oakland, California – MeterHero is a sustainability marketplace that connects people who want to reduce their own water and energy footprint with those who want to support conservation. The company’s Conservation Rebate program works with businesses, organizations, and individuals to provide cash rebates for saving water and energy — a new economics of conservation. meterhero.com or stemhero.com
Microbe Detectives – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Microbe Detectives accelerates the adoption of DNA sequencing technology in the water industry. The company has served clients with projects including membrane biofouling, biofilm analysis, coliform assessment, Legionella analysis, Cooling tower water analysis, wastewater treatment troubleshooting, groundwater remediation, drinking water distribution system analysis, groundwater well characterization, and even beer and wine analysis. microbedetectives.com
NEW Works – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – NEW Works is in the business of training, consulting, and placing in the Water Management field. The company offers hands-on training for Water Management professionals using state-of-the-art lab equipment as well as training for water experts around the world. mahattil.com
Vegetal i.D. – France & New York – Vegetal i.D. is the American branch of a global company, Le Prieuré, who invented and patented the HYDROPACK® system which was the first modular green roof system in Europe and remains the number one green roof technology. As a pioneer in the manufacturing and design of green roof systems in both Europe and North America, Vegetal i.D. has been a specialist in urban vegetation for over 20 years (green roofs, stormwater management, and low maintenance urban development). vegetalid.us