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The Water Tower and GoHub have joined forces to provide funding, mentorship, and solution validation to early-stage startups focused on delivering innovative solutions to water and wastewater utilities.

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A 6-month Program by The Water Tower and GoHub to pilot software and data science solutions with early-stage startups.

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Shaping the future of digital water

Two global industry leaders partner to enable entrepreneurship with a vision to create an ecosystem of innovation and technology sharing between startups, vendors, and piloting sites.

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The Water Tower

A new breed of innovation center and the answer to a multitude of complex challenges facing the water industry.


One of Europe’s largest Water Innovation Hubs born out of Global Omnium / GoAigua

Focus Areas to Pilot

  • Improving the capture and treatment of stormwater by detecting and predicting the spread of contaminants

  • Reducing energy consumption in facilities for water treatment and distribution through advanced automation, analytics, and asset/maintenance management

  • Improving population health with innovative wastewater surveillance – monitoring sewer systems for epidemiological risks, pathogens, chemicals, and other pollutants

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What startups may apply?

Early-stage startups under validation or scaling, looking to raise capital by the end of 2021 - Visit programs
Need funding and live data to test a product or pilot in maturity stages TRL 4 or 5
Currently leveraging AI, IoT, Robotics and other software tools to deliver smart solutions to water and wastewater utilities
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What are the benefits


Get access to data sets to validate your solution


Get advice and support from industry leaders and experts


Meet regional VCs, investors, and other successful entrepreneurs


Get introduced to water utilities and potential industry partners

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Discover the possibilities

Winners will receive:

· A paid Proof of Concept (PoC) up to $50,000

· Propietary water utility data to test and validate solutions

· Access to GoHub’s Acceleration and Ventures programs providing up to $3 million in funding in the form of a convertible note.

Our perks

Important Dates

June 1st
Applications accepted
August 1st
Deadline to submit applications
September 1st
Winners announced
November 1st
Begin pilot program
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Our mentors

Dave Rapaport

Head of Research & Collaboration Management, Siemens Technology

Glen Daigger

Professor, University of Michigan, Civiland Environmental Engineering

Jaime Barba

CEO, GoHub Open Innovation Hub

Kat Gurd

Division Director – Stormwater Dept of Water Resources | Gwinnett County Government

Melissa L. Meeker

CEO, The Water Tower

Pablo Calabuig

CEO, GoAigua North America

Randy Booker

SVP Gresham Smith