“Artemis Water Strategy, a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity, has extended the deadline to enter its 2011 Top 50 competition. The Artemis Project Top 50 identifies the most promising water technology companies worldwide and supports their entry into full-scale markets.”
Water is one of the most promising investment themes of the next decade, yet water technology is only seeing the beginning of venture capital investment. In 2010, water tech. accounted for only two percent of the $5.7 billion invested in the 590 deals made in green technologies.
Since 2009, The Artemis Project Top 50 has served as a primary resource for investors, water equipment and chemical companies and prospective customers for the most promising emerging water technology solutions. Eligible companies must have completed product development and have annual revenues of less than $25 million.
The competition brings together leading experts in the water industry to evaluate the water technology solutions, its value in application, and the companies’ core team. The judges for 2011 include: Bill Wescott, Veolia; Steven Kloos, GE Water & Process Technologies; Peter Williams, IBM Green Innovations; Chris Thompson, Nalco; Peleg Chevion, Syngenta; Paul Gagliardo, American Water; Andrew Salveson, Carollo Engineers; Jean Debroux, Kennedy Jenks; Paul O’Callaghan, O2 Environmental; and Rengarajan Ramesh, Angstroms. U.S. EPA scientists and engineers will participate in judging companies and have been involved in developing environmental, sustainability and quality assurance/quality control application questions for this year’s contest.*
Laura Shenkar, founder and principal of Artemis Water Strategy, notes: “Over the past two years, we have developed a review process that gets to the essence of a company’s value and their potential going forward. With our analysis we are able to predict what water technologies will matter most in the next few years.”
There is no cost to participate in the competition. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2011. For more information about the Top 50, visit Artemis Water Strategy or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not endorse THE ARTEMIS PROJECT NOR ANY OF THE APPLICANTS OR CONTEST WINNERS. EPA DOES NOT ENDORSE the purchase OR USE of technology or other commercial products from contest winners.