The Hamilton Mill’s Pipeline H2O program was recognized on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the 2017 Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) Annual Excellence Awards program in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Economic Development Association’s Annual Excellence Awards program acknowledges the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. The Pipeline H2O program was selected as the winner of the “Excellence in Economic Development Innovation” category.
The Pipeline H2O program was launched in September 2016 with a mission of identifying and commercializing the world’s leading water-based startup technologies in the world.
The program is supported by a coalition of regional cities, utilities, universities, and startup organizations including Village Capital, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati Water Works, Confluence, the University of Cincinnati’s water center, Xavier University’s Center for Innovation, the City of Cincinnati, the City of Hamilton, Cintrifuse and The Hamilton Mill.
“This is a truly regional collaborative and we are honored to accept this award on behalf of all the partners and organizations that made this happen,” Antony Seppi, Pipeline H2O Program Director, said.
Pipeline H2O completed its first class in May 2017 and is currently recruiting water-tech startups to fill out its 2018 class. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 19, 2017, and the program hopes to attract 8-10 startups for the 2018 class.