DARESBURY (UK) – As part of its expansion into new markets, UK technology business Evove has been selected for the 3rd cohort of the water innovation accelerator Imagine H2O Asia.
“We are looking forward to working with partners to deliver transformational water treatment solutions to the region, so that even the most difficult waters can be recycled, valuable resources harvested and our clients can reduce their impact on the environment.”, commented CEO Chris Wyres upon receiving the good news. “We are shifting gear to start a more intense engagement with new market partners after successful industrial validation of our graphene oxide based coating for membranes”, he continued.
The global programmes of this well-established and highly regarded ecosystem for water innovation and entrepreneurship provide hands-on industry mentorship, market insights, access to global customer and investor networks, and pilot funding resources. Since 2009, over 150 startups have secured over $600 million in investment capital and received over $1M in grants directly from Imagine H2O to fund pilot projects. Imagine H2O Asia is the first accelerator dedicated exclusively to developing and deploying global water tech innovation in South & Southeast Asia is based at the Singapore Water Exchange, hosted by the national utility, PUB.
Nimesh Modak, Managing Director of Imagine H2O Asia stated, “We are excited to announce that Evove is one of 12 startups from six countries selected for our third cohort. For this fast-growing and increasingly water-stressed region, Evove’s solution can help industry reduce energy use in treatment while boosting water reuse and recycling. As we partner alongside Evove and the rest of the cohort in the months ahead, we will unlock new opportunities for our growing customer network throughout the Asia-Pacific to deploy these innovations and accelerate much-needed progress towards SDG 6 – universal access to safe water and sanitation for all.”