Apr 21, 2009

The Artemis Project Names Top 50 Water Companies

AbTech Industries, Oasys Water and Seldon Technologies top the list

The Artemis Project, a boutique consulting practice that brings unique capabilities to 21st-century water management, has announced the winners of its first-annual Top 50 Water Companies Competition. A diverse group of companies—from Australia to England and New Mexico to New Jersey—won accolades for their groundbreaking approaches to water management, addressing everything from water scarcity to infrastructure decay.“During this period when the challenges to water supply and water quality are just beginning to affect business, these are companies that are blazing the trail toward 'green' recovery. They are creating what will be one of the great high-growth industries of the 21st century,” said Laura Shenkar, principal of The Artemis Project. “The Artemis Project Top 50 companies are just the tip of the iceberg for a major industry that will generate thousands of companies and green jobs.”The Artemis Project’s Top 50 Water Companies Competition was created with the goal of identifying the leading advanced water technologies that provide venture grade investment opportunities in the water sector. Competing companies were evaluated by a panel of industry experts on four criteria: technology, intellectual property and know-how, team quality and market potential. The judging matrix includes ipCapital Group’s proprietary patent scoring algorithm, ipDimensional Scoring, which objectively ranks companies within a particular sector based on the relative value of its patents.The top three winners are Arizona-based AbTech Industries Inc., Massachusetts-based Oasys Water Inc. and Vermont-based Seldon Technologies Inc. For more details on the companies and a complete list of the Artemis Project’s first-annual Top 50 Water Companies Competition winners, visit www.theartemisproject.com/competitionpage.html.