News | September 13, 2012

The Artemis Project Top 50 Unveils 2012's Most Promising Water Tech Start-Ups

The Benchmark for Technologies that Will Matter

The Artemis Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping water technology companies emerge into the world market, is pleased to announce the 2012 Artemis Project Top 50 Water Tech Listing. The Top 50 identifies the most promising companies that are applying innovation in the market to address today’s dire water challenges. The Artemis Project is awarding the companies at the Cleantech Water Innovation Summit in Berkeley, California today.

The jury voted 212 Resources, ENBALA Power Networks, NanoH2O, New Sky Energy and Saltworks Technologies as the “Top 5”. Atlantis Technologies, MINT, New Sky Energy, Saltworks Technologies and TaKaDu were named the “Most Promising” technologies of 2012.  The judges chose 212 Resources, Aqua-Pure Ventures, HTI, Marrone Bio Innovations and NanoH2O as “Early Leaders” among the 19 companies generating revenues beyond US$5M.

“The Artemis Top 50 serves as a lightening rod for start-ups that will change water management,” stated Laura Shenkar, Top 50 Chair.  Since 2009, the Top 50 has identified the start-ups that have since emerged as leading start-ups in this rapidly developing tech industry. 

The Top 50 jury evaluated 125 companies in depth based on their technologies as well as business potential.  “This year’s jury brought the Top 50 review to a new level with an intense and vibrant debate,” noted Shenkar. The jury included experts from corporations such as Intel, Archer Daniels Midland, IBM, Ecolab and Syngenta as well as McKinsey, CH2M Hill, Carollo Engineers and Singapore’s Public Utilities Board.

Companies by Geography:

  • USA: 29
  • Australia: 4
  • Canada: 5
  • Israel: 5
  • Singapore: 3
  • One from Ireland, New Zealand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

Top 5: 212 Resources, ENBALA Power Networks, NanoH2O, New Sky Energy, Saltworks TechnologiesMost Promising Technologies: Atlantis Technologies, MINT, New Sky Energy, Saltworks Technologies, TaKaDu Early Market Leaders: 212 Resources, Aqua-Pure Ventures, HTI, Marrone Bio Innovations, NanoH2O

2012 Artemis Top 50:
212 Resources
ABS Materials
AbTech Industries
American Micro Detection Systems (AMDS)
Aqua-Pure Ventures
Asxban Technologies
Atlantis Technologies
Baleen FiltersBCR Environmental Corporation
Cambrian Innovation
Clean TeQ
Curapipe System
Ecosphere Technologies
ENBALA Power Networks
Enviro Voraxial Technology
Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Hydration Technology Innovations (HTI)
HydroPoint Data Systems
Lucent Wastewater Solutions
MAR Systems
Marrone Bio Innovations
Membrane Instruments and Technologies (MINT)
New Sky Energy
Optiqua Technologies
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies
Pasteurization Technology Group
PAX Water Technologies
Saltworks Technologies
SCFi Group
The Water Initiative
Tusaar Corporation
WaterSmart Software

About Artemis Water Strategy:
The Artemis Top 50 is hosted by Artemis Water Strategy. Artemis is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity. We operate at the intersection of corporate strategy, advanced technology, investment and policy. We work with global corporations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through operational excellence in water management and assist advanced water technology companies in maximizing the value they bring to their customers. For more information, visit

Source: The Artemis Project