AquaHacking Start-Ups

AquaHacking Start-Ups

Discover the AquaHacking startups and entrepreneurs
championing the change for healthier water.

Winner 2019

Winner 2019

Green Stop:  Temporary outdoor drinking water distribution system allowing to refill reusable bottles, for outdoor sites and events, allowing for less dependence on one-time-use plastic water bottles

2019 Finalist

2019 Finalist

Clean Nature’s solution focuses on preventing excessive road salt through an adapted artificial intelligence model (AIM) based on real-time weather conditions.

2019 Finalist

2019 Finalist

CLIN : Developed a filter to capture microplastics emitted from our clothes in the dryer, that would otherwise be in the air and eventually end up in our waterways

4th place 2019

4th place 2019

Salt Ed : Optimization system for the application of road salt

2019 Finalist

2019 Finalist

Bello Solutions: Intelligent water fountains that allow for water quality analysis to inform consumers

 

2018 Winner

E-NUNDATION, Geosapiens’ leading product, is a tool that produces detailed surveys of potentially flooded areas and floodwater depths at the building scale. It also provides an accurate assessment of the risks and consequences of flooding on buildings and various infrastructures. E-NUNDATION can be used as an information tool for citizens, civil security specialists and professionals in the insurance and real estate sectors.

2018 Finalist

2018 Finalist

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.

2018 Finalist

2018 Finalist

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.

2018 Finalist

2018 Finalist

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

2018 Finalist

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 visible spectrum and infrared data by drone, and processing 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 trends. The SIM system is proprietary AI-powered imaging, and the project is incubated at Velocity.

2017 Finalist

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.

2017 Finalist

2017 Finalist

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.

2017 Finalist

2017 Finalist

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.

2017 Finalist

2017 Finalist

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 Finalist

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.

2016 Finalist

2016 Finalist

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

2016 Finalist

2016 Finalist

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.