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Alliance will create new opportunities for Texas water innovators & entrepreneurs
SplashLink.com, an online “one-stop” for the water industry, and AccelerateH2O, Texas’ global water cluster, has announced a partnership that will provide a more comprehensive view of Texas-specific contracting, bidding and funding opportunities, as well as projects from throughout North America.
“Innovators, technology firms, and regional water initiatives need both new funding sources AND contract procurement opportunities to be able to get off the ground and generate revenues,” said AccelerateH2O Executive Director Richard Seline. “SplashLink.com provides access to millions of dollars in funding and thousands of projects—first within the Texas market and then around the world. We are excited to add this constantly updated, real-time source of information for the $9 billion water and water technology sector through our Water Innovation Clearinghouse.”
SplashLink.com is designed exclusively for the water industry to give solution buyers and sellers easy access to valuable opportunities through search tools, e-mail alerts or at the touch of a button. It provides access to bids and projects, in addition to funding options that are suitable for new technology companies as well as municipalities looking for ways to pay for projects beyond tax increases and rate hikes.
“AccelerateH2O is a global water technology hub that drives innovation,” SplashLink.com CEO Ebie Holst said. “We are proud to team with them to simplify their member’s lives and improve response to water industry challenges.”
AccelerateH2O powers water industry innovation in Texas by providing multilayered support. Whether solving problems through Grand Challenges “WaterQuest” competitions, helping to commercialize important advances through InvestH2O or providing support to established companies through the forums and consortia to mitigate barriers to innovation, AccelerateH2O is working to ensure that Texas companies are able to respond to water challenges.
“The Texas ecosystem is impressive,” said SplashLink.com Vice President Jason Wuliger. “They understand that with increasing stress on water, from drought and flooding to industry and infrastructure demand, getting solutions to market fast has never been more important.”
“More than a million Texans are impacted by our work at AccelerateH2O,” Seline said. “Our relationship with SplashLink.com helps ensure that our companies continue to grow, our communities continue to prosper, and we continue to bring cutting edge solutions to the world.”