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Success Stories

Discover 12 startups that are creating change
for our health and the planet.

2018 Winner

2018 Winner

E-nundation (GeoSapiens) is a multi-platform application designed to tackle the challenge of flooding prediction and adaptation. The solution produces maps of potential flooded areas and flood water depth based on discharge forecasts from Environment Canada. The app also assesses the vulnerability of populations and critical infrastructures to produce an estimation of the predicted damages and alerts subscribers.

2nd Place 2018

2nd Place 2018

WaterPuris solves the problem of the accumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Lake Ontario and its surrounding aquatic ecosystems by applying advanced oxidation processes in point-of-entry applications.

3rd Place 2018

3rd Place 2018

M Power Software minimizes the amount of sewage overflow with real time monitoring of contaminated spills. By connecting IBM cloud and leveraging the power of Watson IoT and AI, it controls the spills and predicts the flows before it happens.

4th Place 2018

4th Place 2018

EGC Labs has developed proprietary AI solutions packages aimed for the public and government body to predict, inform and prevent combined sewer overflow events.

5th Place 2018

5th Place 2018

SWIM’s vision is to empower municipalities and public health bodies to make well-informed decisions about public water activities using rapid data. SWIM provides spatial tracking of sewage overflows by collecting with a drone visible spectrum and infrared data and processes results within the hour through their signature software.

2017 Winner

2017 Winner

Blue Lion Labs has developed a fast and robust way to automatically identify and enumerate different species of cyanobacteria as well as predict HAB behavioural trend. The SIM system is a proprietary AI-powered imaging system. They are incubated at Velocity.

2nd Place 2017

2nd Place 2017

Incubated at Velocity, EMAGIN has developed an artificial intelligence platform (HARVI) which provides water and wastewater facilities with real-time, proactive decision support. HARVI helps reduce operational costs, improve reliability and prepare for emergencies.

3rd Place 2017

3rd Place 2017

Maple Precision developed a portable soil analysis laboratory and a mobile application providing soil data in real time. They aim to reduce the risk of too much (or insufficient) application of chemicals in supersaturated areas.

4th Place 2017

4th Place 2017

This women-driven team tackled pollution caused by microplastics in clothing. PolyGone’s products (sheets and filters) are based on a unique combination of technologies that efficiently capture microfibers in the washing machine before they reach our waters.

5th Place 2017

5th Place 2017

The 2017 AHC team developed an app and a monitoring kit encouraging citizen-science and empowering users to test water for nutrients and toxins. The platform allows the upload of results to inform the population of the health of their local water bodies.

2017 Participant

2017 Participant

POLY-MER has developed an unrestricted solution for collecting and identifying microplastics in lakes and rivers. Their toolkit aims to help municipalities take action and to increase awareness of microplastics issues.

2016 Winner

2016 Winner

Based on artificial intelligence, their solution predicts water quality to improve decision-making related to beach management and urban water infrastructure maintenance and planning.

2nd Place 2016

2nd Place 2016

S2I has developed Nyaki, an erosion-protection pillar that mitigates coastal erosion caused by waves. S2I is currently incubated at Centech (ETS).

4th Place 2016

4th Place 2016

Supported by Stratégies Saint-Laurent and registered as a non-profit, GoExplo aims to popularize scientific data for public consumption in relation to natural resources research in Quebec.

2015 Winner

2015 Winner

Water Rangers has built tool kits to help citizens and scientists easily record and analyze water data. Their solution is currently being used by more than 60 groups in Ontario, Quebec, Alabama and Florida.