Forward Water Technologies LAUNCH Media Release
December 19, 2014
GreenCentre Canada is excited to announce that our spinoff company, Forward Water Technologies, has been selected as a top 10 Innovator in the LAUNCH System Challenge: Green Chemistry.
LAUNCH is an open innovation platform originally founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world. Through the LAUNCH System Challenge: Green Chemistry, Forward Water’s process for remediation of challenging industrial wastewater was identified as one of 10 game-changing innovations that leverage or advance ‘green chemistry’ to transform the system of materials and manufacturing to one that advances global economic growth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources. www.launch.org/challenges/system-challenge-green-chemistry
About Forward Water Technologies
Forward Water Technologies is an early stage technology company spun out from GreenCentre Canada, an organization dedicated to commercializing Green Chemistry innovations from industry and academia. Forward Water Technologies is focused on addressing one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: abundant access to clean water for human consumption, agriculture and industry. We aim to revolutionize wastewater treatment by applying our proprietary forward osmosis-based water purification/desalination process to the most challenging industrial waste streams. www.forwardwater.com
LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world. LAUNCH aims to move beyond incremental change and make an impact at a system-wide level. LAUNCH is currently focused on positively transforming the system of materials and manufacturing, which can have dramatic social, environmental and economic impacts on the world. In order to harness the innovation needed to advance this system, LAUNCH has issued a series of global challenges to address key barriers. Our current challenge focuses on green chemistry, a crucial component in a sustainable materials and manufacturing system. A portfolio of approximately 10 innovators will be selected for support, networking, and mentoring from influential business and government leaders. www.launch.org