WaterStart Launches New Brand, Aims to Provide Global Channel for Innovation

LAS VEGAS, NV – WaterStart , a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water innovation, recently rebranded and unveiled a new website. Since 2013, WaterStart – formerly known as the Nevada Center of Excellence in Water – has worked to make Nevada a channel for innovation by leveraging the state’s leadership and expertise in water. The new www.waterstart.com highlights the company’s approach, including identifying the technology needs of its partners, business recruitment and workforce development.

waterstart stack standardWaterStart’s repositioning comes at a time when water resource management and sustainability will be vital to maintaining quality of life and economic development in communities around the world. With world-renowned experts at the helm, WaterStart is poised to become a leading source for water research, innovation and commercialization.

“WaterStart operates in a region of proven first adopters,” said Nate Allen, Executive Director of WaterStart. “Our goal is to leverage statewide partners in order to create an international hub for technology companies working in concert to meet challenges in water today and in the future.”

WaterStart is based on the Las Vegas campus of the Desert Research Institute and involves a joint venture between academic, public, and the private sector. WaterStart partners include the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, the Desert Research Institute, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Nevada, Reno, and MGM Resorts International.   


About WaterStart: WaterStart operates in a region of proven first adopters, sitting at the nexus of technology, research and economic development. WaterStart provides channels for innovation for various stakeholders including: water management agencies, large consumers of water, technology companies, and policy makers and provides services ranging from technical evaluation, demonstration and commercialization funding to business development. As it continues to bring together strategic resources and expertise, its core mission will create quality job growth and help diversify the economy of the region. For more information, visit www.waterstart.com.

About the Desert Research Institute: DRI, the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education, strives to be the world leader in environmental sciences through the application of knowledge and technologies to improve people’s lives throughout Nevada and the world. For more information, visit www.dri.edu. 

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