Profiles in Utility Leadership: Who will drive the next wave of start-up success?

  Our research of the Artemis Top 50 shows that the biggest utilities leading the industry in research and pilots have not been the best customers for water tech solutions. For start-ups strapped for cash and driven to building a wide scale customer base, the biggest utilities can be quicksand in the march through the […]

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Breakthrough Public Policy– The USAID Water Grand Challenge

On September 2, 2013 in Stockholm, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), launched Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (WGCD). As part of the White House initiative to stimulate science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the WGCD will be granting $25 M to the most promising water […]

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Unbinding Water Innovation

America is falling behind in the race to build the “high tech” water economy that will drive economic growth in the next decade, according to Mike Dimitriou of Water Remediation Technologies. “We stifle innovation with too many roadblocks,” Dimitriou noted earlier today at the marquee conference for the water industry, ACE 13. Dimitriou noted that […]

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In Fracking’s Wake

The following appeared in the Wall Street Journal on September 11, 2011 By YULIYA CHERNOVA  Joe Duty BY THE TRUCKLOAD With fracking’s growth, tankers unloading wastewater keep a Texas recycling site busy The growing volume of dirty water produced in shale-gas drilling has triggered a gold rush among water-treatment companies. Energy companies increasingly are drilling for natural […]

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Moving the needle– The Cleantech Group sees water rising

Early-stage investment dollars are like yeast for a start-up.  There hasn’t been much of that kind of yeast in water tech, but some industry experts see momentum building for the future.  Early-stage investment is drying up throughout the cleantech sector. (See the graph above.) However, there is a bit of sunshine bursting through these cloudy […]

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The Artemis Quadrinity–Four challenges to new entrants in water

Last November in Washington DC, Laura Shenkar joined Jon Freedman of GE Power & Water, David Hughes of American Water, Sally Gutierrez, of the US EPA, Assaf Barnea of Kinrot Ventures in Israel and Adi Yefet-Beeri from the Israeli government’s NewTech initiative to discuss “Cutting Edge Solutions for Global Water Challenges.” How are Israeli start-ups […]

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The Blue Revolution in Farming

Farming built California. Today, California farms provide over 50% of the US’s crop production, and 80% of all fruit and vegetables produced in the US. Agriculture may have historic value, but Californians are asking if agriculture is worth what it costs their State. It only accounts for 4% of the State’s revenue, but uses 85% […]

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Two questions that tell us when the time has come for high-tech water

Water technology is destined to be one of the great tech investment opportunities of the next decade. With a limited amount of water on earth, the population continues to grow while businesses develop.  Investing in water is emerging as one of the most promising real assets for investment. But early-stage investments in water technology start-ups […]

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Why Now?

Two questions that tell us when the time has come for high-tech water Water technology is destined to be one of the great tech investment opportunities of the next decade. With a limited amount of water on earth, the population continues to grow while businesses develop.  Investing in water is emerging as one of the […]

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A pioneer’s view of the frontier

Each year since 2009, the Artemis Water Tech Top 50 Review has identified 50 companies that show the promise of water tech.  Quite of few of them have already emerged from product launch to raise capital, close partnerships and install at their first customers.  The Artemis Review looks at a worldwide pool companies that are […]

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