Technology is a Critical Part of the Solution.
With an ecosystem that spans the country’s largest sectors, our venture programming connects water technologies with the training and support needed to accelerate your path to adoption.Apply for Venture Support
Acceleration programs for water technology startups
Industry and investor matchmaking programs
Innovation Challenges, pilot, and test bed opportunities
Global showcase events for Canadian water technologies
Access to our extensive ecosystem resource library
An active and engaged network of watertech organizations
Our Key Focus Areas:
Leveraging water technologies to reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions
Managing water-related impacts of climate change, including water supply, water quality, and extreme weather risks
Harnessing resources from wastewater, including nutrients, metals, heat, and energy
Water Recycling & Reuse
Reclaiming water from a variety of sources for beneficial reuse
Are you in search of innovation without the risk We specialize in connecting companies with market-ready cleantech solutions, either publicly through a challenge, quietly through scouting, or matchmaking events.
Our research provides your organization with a comprehensive analysis of technology strengths, gaps, and opportunities within your industry. Let us be your guide to unlocking the insights you need to stay ahead of the curve.
Let us do the heavy lifting on your next project. From connecting with key partners, to running tailored events, and securing funding, our knowledgeable team specializes in convening the ecosystem to get projects over the line.
Tap into our deep network of 750+ water technology companies, enablers, and research organizations across the country’s largest sectors, including utilities, energy, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Meet Our waterNEXT Ventures
We’re proud to have supported a wide range of inspiring cleantech ventures who are stepping up to solve global water challenges with made-in-Canada solutions.
- July 27, 2023 Announcement Connecting Canada’s Water Tech Ecosystem Foresight Canada has embarked on a mission to map, categorize, and analyze our country’s water technology value chain in the Ventures to Value Chains: Water Technology database and report.
- July 25, 2023 Report Canada’s Ventures to Value Chains: Water Technology Canada’s Ventures to Value Chains: Water Technology report maps, categorizes, and analyzes the water value chain for Canada in the clean economy.
- July 20, 2023 Article Cleantech Coast to Coast: Proteus Waters - Closing the Circle on Waste Wastewater is an underused and under appreciated resource. Proteus Waters is focused on a water recovery and circular economic business model that also has a much smaller environmental footprint, and far lower economic cost, when compared to traditional bacterial options.
waterNEXT collaborates with a number of partners to provide unparalleled support to the Canadian water technology ecosystem.