The Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem  (“Water-TIE”)  has been  established  with  funding from  the  National  Science  Foundation  and the Pennsylvania  Department  of Community  and  Economic  Development to advance the commercialization  of  new  water treatment technologies. The  primary  goal  of  the  Water  Technology Innovation  Ecosystem  is  to  conduct  translational research on promising treatment technologies, to provide pilot-scale testing in real-world  environments,  and  to  facilitate  commercialization  of  innovative  new  products and processes.  Specific objectives are to:

  • Catalyze  the  industry  /  university  research collaboration
  • Expand innovation-promotion for technology commercialization and entrepreneurial support
  • Encourage  technology  adoption  by  assisting  small  and  mid-size  companies  in implementing new technologies
  • Support  industry  partners  through  new grant proposals and access to capital
  • Support  job  growth  and  company  creation
  • Build a sustainable community of innovation and economic growth.

Organizational Partners

The Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem provides a network of technology leaders in the water field to facilitate identification, development, and commercialization of innovative water treatment technologies that are relevant to the needs of industry and the environment.

Under the direction of the Water and Environmental Technology Center (“WET”) Center at Temple University, the Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem brings together industrial, municipal, and research partners to provide solutions to water and wastewater challenges.  To learn more about membership, click on the link below:

Water TIE Membership

Paul YaroschakWater-TIE