Water is a unique area of technological innovation. Given the dangers that water scarcity and infrastructure breakdown pose to businesses and communities, there is an imperative for wholly new approaches to water management.
Water industry leaders, investors and customers are looking for promising technologies.
The Artemis Project Top 50 provides a rigorous, independent mechanism for identifying the leading 50 water tech ventures.
The competition includes:
- An outreach to water managers, investors and academics worldwide to gather the largest pool of qualified companies
- A judging panel composed of the industry’s most respected leaders and consultants
- An evaluation process that addresses the value of each technology, the application of the technology in a product in the field and the potential for the company’s team to realize the wide-market potential for that technology.
The Artemis Project Top 50 water technology listing provides a central resource for water users, water investors and water corporations seeking partnerships.
Each winning company in the Top 50 listing joins a league of elites. Some of these companies have strong partnerships and venture capital funding and some come from leading academic institutions.
Companies that appear among the Artemis Project Top 50 gain remarkability as leaders in a burgeoning industry. Events such as closing major company contracts, receiving investment funding or forming major partnerships gain additional attention and credibility. Top 50 honors augments companies’ already impressive “résumés”: each year, one of the Top 50 have won the World Economic Forum Technology Innovation Pioneers prize.
The Top 50 listing is announced during the first week of May each year.
During May, the Artemis Project hosts a gala event to announce and honor the Top 50. Last year, the award ceremony took place at the BlueTech Innovation Forum on June 8 in San Francisco.