Confluence is building a water tech innovation cluster
Confluence is a collaboration created to establish the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region as a global leader in sustainable, environmental technology innovation, with an initial emphasis on water. The vision is to identify, test, develop and commercialize innovative technologies to solve environmental challenges and spur sustainable economic development and job creation throughout the region. The success of technology clusters is based on committed strategic partnerships among key organizations from seven area sectors: universities, large corporations, emerging companies, federal government, state government, local government, and economic development associations. Also Read: Regional Smart Cities Initiative.
Only 4% of smart cities projects deployed focus on clean water. Organizations in the Midwest are fighting to change that. [Infographic]
Clean water is top of mind worldwide, as the demand for water is set to pass the supply by as early as 2025. These organizations are focused on regional development of clean water innovations.
These startups are focused on clean water in the first world and developing world, alike. "It is estimated that the demand for water will surpass the supply as early as 2025 creating opportunity for the budding entrepreneur to tap it."
The vision is to identify, test, develop and commercialize innovative technologies to solve environmental challenges and spur sustainable economic development and job creation throughout the region with an initial focus on water.
Pipeline H20 is a program out of The Hamilton Mill, where the mission is to identify and commercialize the world’s leading water-based startup technologies.
The Water Council is a globally connected epicenter for freshwater research, innovation, education and business development based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
SofTap Water’s technology utilizes a passive filtration system to remove dissolved calcium and magnesium bicarbonates in drinking and industrial water systems.
Wel Enterprise has engineered the first, revolutionary Wastewater Reclamation System to handle wastewater from start to finish. Capable of segregating, cleaning, and recycling water, solids, and other elements. The WEL systems are entirely scalable, EPA certified, and verified to function at the highest efficiency and quality.
SunToWater is addressing global water shortages by producing inexpensive, abundant volumes of potable drinking water from Earth’s atmosphere with a patent protected Water Generator that makes drinking water from thin air, even in desert conditions.