The start-ups of 2023 acceleration program

Read below to learn more about the Start-up community of WILL!

Aldam Technologies

“Aldam Technologies is pioneering ground-breaking sustainable water purification technologies for enhanced contaminants removal with least chemical and power usage

The robust modular water treatment device is an optimizing component in water treatment systems. It can facilitate the treatment of large volumes of water, with lower energy requirements, at lower cost, with less consumables and chemicals. It may be retrofitted or installed in greenfield projects for treatment of contaminants including emerging pollutants, bacteria and fungi in river and dam water, sewerage and wastewater for reuse and purification for agriculture, industrial and potable water requirements.”
Pamela Alborough

HULO

“We want to save 10,000,000,000,000,000 Liters of clean drinking water (4,000,000,000 Olympic swimming pools).

HULO’s mission is to provide a globally affordable solution to improve water supplies and to reduce water losses by doing it ‘together’ with our clients. We believe that developing knowledge together with water utilities is most beneficial for a sustainable and future-proof water supply. Based on PhD-research, we have developed revolutionary algorithms to design DMAs and to detect, localize and classify anomalies (e.g. leakages) in water distribution networks. This solution works in the client’s digital infrastructure, allowing them to understand and learn from it.

Water utilities are the owner of their physical network, so they should also become the owner of their digital network.”
Robbert Lodewijks

HydroDrip

“Inefficiencies in water management cost $300 billion every year worldwide. HydroWallet is a digital water credits platform that incentivizes efficient water usage and best practices. It is an offsetting mechanism between efficient users and excessive users. Excessive users buy water credit from efficient users to balance water consumption and avoid inefficiencies. Water credits can be generated in 3 different ways:
– By using less water;
– Organizations can develop water projects for people in needs.
– By fixing leaks on water distribution networks.
The HydroWallet system rewards people and organizations by providing value to their efforts as they are more responsible and accountable.”

Sammy Mpungu

Klar2O

“About 325 different plastic particles are in one liter of drinking water, that were partly absorbed by our bodies and accumulate in the liver, adipose tissue, bloodstream, lungs, kidney, the placenta, and even our brain and can cause serious health damage in humans. We developed a special biochemical adsorbing coating, which is able to bind microplastics of all kinds and sizes from water. Our sustainable smart surface technology is recyclable and regenerable. With our technology, we want to renaturalize water, our life-building block, and eliminate the danger of microplastics for a healthy life.”

Fahzan Ahmad

METZERO

“ We are the only retrofittable and energy-saving wastewater treatment technology that recovers products of economic value from wastewater such as hydrogen and ammonia. We reduce the organic load of wastewater up to 60% in 12hrs and save up to 600 kwh/day. We help companies cut costs and meet their Net Zero target. ”

Pavlina Theodosiou

Mixanox

“Mixanox offers unique solutions for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, enabling best-of-breed biological treatment methods to be integrated into existing infrastructure rapidly and cost-effectively. By utilising a novel mixing/aeration system, Mixanox-PIJAMA®, a quick plug-in system for aeration reactors, is capable of increasing oxygen transfer efficiency 6-fold (from 15% to 90%), resulting in a 95% reduction in fugitive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With minimal investment, it achieves up to 50% less energy use and further GHG emissions reduction; by intensifying the process efficiency, existing infrastructure can be used to its fullest capacity, thus eliminating the need for new construction.”

Ishin Kaya

Moptech

“Mop Tech Industries’ Floc-Opex Recovery (FOR) solution is designed to assist municipalities and water treatment works with reducing and managing the amount of Water Treatment Residuals (WTRs) that are generated from the coagulation and flocculation stage of water treatment. FOR can also help in recovering the valuable metals that form part of these WTRs for reuse in the water treatment process”

Moletsane Mophethe

PYDRO

“PYDRO GMBH is a cleantech startup from Germany driven by the founders’ passion to preserve potable water. Our self-powered smart flow meter for water pipes is a fit and forget device which delivers data 24X7 once it is installed. In a basic version, the PT1 measures flow, temperature & pressure at high accuracy levels and can be installed anywhere in the network without the need for an external power supply. The uninterrupted power source enables continuous measurement and data output which provides reliable insights to manage smart water networks, resulting in reduced water leaks, pipe bursts and real-time quality checks.”

Sinoj Cyriac

Seal Water Technology

“The current best technology for leak detection of ‘correlating acoustic sensors’ has not moved on appreciably in the last 50 years. The fundamental physics behind corelation limits its range, with acoustic sensors placed every 300m, thus making it infrastructure and capital heavy. To address these and other limitations, SEAL Water Technology Ltd has developed ‘Active Sonar’ – an innovative leak-detection technology. Our unique solution uses an active pulse, which makes a leak ‘talk’ when the test is performed, thereby revealing its location. It is non-destructive, non-intrusive, detects at long range and works equally well in ferrous and non-ferrous pipe materials.”

Michael Purvis

Tomea

“85% of all water utilities in the US have three or less employees. Most have never worked with a Data Scientist. Meanwhile, only about 0.2% of all Data Scientists have experience in the water industry. Few Data Scientists understand water.
The Engineering Services industry is a $326 Billion industry in the US. Even the smallest of water utilities often still have an engineering consultant. Who do they go to for their data
Tomea is the first Data Science consulting firm solely dedicated to the water industry. By connecting directly with utilities, startups, and other consultants, we provide data analysis and digital solutions for the water industry.”

Aaron McGarvey