Confluence Connects Program

Here's to the Winners! What's their story?

The "W" Prizes winners from the Confluence Tech Showcase are now each partnered with a regional utility and pilot testing their technologies.

Join us on March 8, from 3-6p, at Rhinegeist Brewery to hear their stories about how they made it happen. You will also hear from the utility representatives who are shepherding the pilot testing.

What is a "W" Prize?

The W Prize is a challenged-based competition that facilitates collaboration across the water sector and incentivizes technological solutions to real-world water challenges.

Twenty-four companies were identified as having solutions. Those technologies were presented at the Confluence Tech Showcase to regional utilities and interested parties.

After the evaluation process and voting by the Technical Committee and Confluence board, four companies were selected for "W" Prizes.

The Winners - What is their story?

You will hear from the following "W" Prize Winners:

Global Quality Corp,Sudhir Kshirsagar

Smart Event Detection with EDGE Computing US EPA CANARY on a Rasberry PI

Pilot Partner - Northern Kentucky Water District, Amy Kramer

Searen, Emmanuel Briquet

Bio Solar Purification (BSP) operated by Vacuum AirLifts (VAL),

Pilot Partner - Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ryan Welsh

Target Compound Monitoring, LLC, Todd Dockrum

Autonomous, solar powered gas chromatographs with wireless communication for remote monitoring of VOCs in ground water

Pilot Partner - City of Dayton Water Department, Aaron Colson

What's the story with the money?

Confluence Innovation Fund, Dr. Dorothy Air, Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization, University of Cincinnati

The Confluence Innovation Fund was created to support innovation in the water technology sector and to catalyze the identification, development and commercialization of specific innovative technologies that will address today's unprecedented water challenges.

About Confluence

Confluence is a 501(c)(3) organization that brings people together to solve water challenges. Its members include this region’s utilities, universities, and private companies who all share a commitment to spurring innovation in the water sector. Confluence members work together to help this region benefit from its long history and unique resources related to water technology.