Global partnership scales Imagine H2O’s work with entrepreneurial water solutions.
Xylem has announced an expanded commitment to Imagine H2O, the water innovation accelerator and ecosystem for water entrepreneurs. As a global partner, Xylem brings expanded support to Imagine H2O’s start-up Accelerator, and joins as the newest partner to Imagine H2O Asia, the organisation’s Singapore-based initiative supporting water solutions across South East Asia.
Xylem’s recently-launched Xylem Innovation Labs will work across Imagine H2O’s programmes to support entrepreneurs pioneering sustainable solutions to the water challenges facing communities and businesses, such as water access and infrastructure resilience and affordability. Xylem Innovation Labs creates partnerships with technology companies and start-ups to drive growth through innovation. The Xylem team will play an active role in the accelerator’s evaluation process and mentorship activities.
Sivan Zamir, senior director of Xylem Innovation Labs, said: “Ongoing droughts and intensified weather events underscore the need to mobilise innovation on a broader scale, faster, in the race to solve the world’s water challenges. Xylem is proud to support Imagine H2O in its role as the leading water innovation accelerator encouraging the most promising entrepreneurs and changemakers in water.”
Imagine H2O’s record of supporting digital water solutions, combined with Xylem’s technology expertise, will be central to this new partnership. Additionally, Xylem’s support will help expand Imagine H2O’s efforts to validate, scale, and finance water solutions in high-impact markets.
Scott Bryan, president for Imagine H2O, concluded: “Together, we can make meaningful progress towards unleashing new technologies and ensuring that communities can access the solutions required to provide safe, affordable, and reliable water to people.”