Applications Open for the Global Water Challenge
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Closing Date : August 01 2021, Sunday


Applications are now open for the Global Water Challenge, a 6-month Program by The Water Tower and GoHub to pilot software and data science solutions with early-stage startups.

Focus Areas to Pilot

  • Improving the capture and treatment of stormwater by detecting and predicting the spread of contaminants
  • Reducing energy consumption in facilities for water treatment and distribution through advanced automation, analytics, and asset/maintenance management
  • Improving population health with innovative wastewater surveillance – monitoring sewer systems for epidemiological risks, pathogens, chemicals, and other pollutants

Award Information

Winners will receive:

  • A paid Proof of Concept (PoC) up to $50,000
  • Propietary water utility data to test and validate solutions
  • Access to GoHub’s Acceleration and Ventures programs providing up to $3 million in funding in the form of a convertible note.


  • Validation: Get access to data sets to validate your solution
  • Mentorship: Get advice and support from industry leaders and experts
  • Connections: Meet regional VCs, investors, and other successful entrepreneurs
  • Partnerships: Get introduced to water utilities and potential industry partners

What Startups may Apply?

  • Early-stage startups under validation or scaling, looking to raise capital by the end of 2021 - Visit programs.
  • Need funding and live data to test a product or pilot in maturity stages TRL 4 or 5
  • Currently leveraging AI, IoT, Robotics and other software tools to deliver smart solutions to water and wastewater utilities.

For more information, visit The Water Challenge.