Western WaterTech Accelerator Launched

By Water Canada 04:49PM September 18, 2017



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A new water cleantech accelerator has been launched in western Canada.  WaterNEXT (not to be confused with Water Canada’s Water’s Next) was launched in Alberta on September 12th to help develop the next generation of Canadian water technologies and solutions.

Water Next will introduce entrepreneurs to water industry investors and global industry experts, offering consulting advice, access, and networks with water industry peers and funding and mentoring partners. The organization’s aim is to develop and position entrepreneurs and companies with market-ready products and to assist in the commercialization process.

The organization’s website said that it will focus on:

  • Point of use treatment
  • Instrumentation and controls
  • Low energy water treatment
  • Remediation
  • Water security
  • Produced water treatment
(L-R) Kim Sturgess and Mike Dixon
(L-R) Kim Sturgess and Mike Dixon

On the management team are:

Dr. Grant Bartlett, executive in residence

Dr. Mike Dixon, chief technical officer

Bruce Edgelow, ICD.D, chairperson

Dr. Terry Mah, water market expert

Keith Minnich, P.Eng., PE, technical advisor

Dr. Kim Sturgess C.M, P.Eng., FCAE, ICD.D, interim executive director

Karim Teja, CFO and business advisor

John Van Ham, business advisor

Dr. Sascha Zehnder, executive in residence




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