Las Vegas, Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nevada-based incubator WaterStart is accepting proposals from companies around the world with timely, collaborative and unique applications on how their technologies can help its members advance development and management in various areas related to water.

With support from both its members and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), WaterStart provides commercialization funding to support pilots and installations of new and innovative technologies that address areas such as efficiencies or quality improvements in drinking water delivery, commercial building water infrastructure management and more. 

Individual grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 may be awarded and used to support activities including:

  • Testing and evaluation of new technologies
  • Demonstration projects
  • Technical support with research and development
  • Big data computing

The deadline to submit proposals is noon on Friday, Oct. 27.

Water tech companies interested in submitting a proposal can view the full criteria and guidelines at

Since 2015, WaterStart has evaluated 180 proposals and implemented 16 pilot projects, with funding of over $1.2 million dollars shared with its partners.

The State of Nevada continues to promote its commitment to innovation in water technology through WaterStart and GOED, providing funding on a competitive basis that support economic development, foster job creation and attract private investment in Nevada.

Through the commercialization fund, WaterStart delivers accelerated growth pathways for pre-revenue leading technology firms, as well as a gateway for post-revenue organizations to expand their access to customers with the goal of bringing concepts to the market. Grants from this program are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of water technology solutions for communities.

About WaterStart 
WaterStart is a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water innovation. Based in Las Vegas, WaterStart leverages the strategic resources and expertise of its network to evaluate and demonstrate the performance of water innovation. As a channel for innovation, WaterStart accelerates the rate of adoption of new solutions to real challenges facing water management agencies and large consumers.

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About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at



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Nicole Santero
WaterStart / Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance