The WAVVE project from the United States was voted the winner of the first edition of the H2O Challenge, promoted by Grupo Aguas de Valencia, IE, Impact Hub and Pangea. The IONAG+, WHC and WATERLOO projects came second and third respectively.
The selection of the winning projects took place during Demo Day, before a large number of potential investors, technical specialists and company directors. Each of the projects made a presentation and defended their initiatives in the form of a five-minute elevator pitch.
WAVVE, whose founders are 22 and 23 years old, offers patented technologies that significantly increase capacities to eliminate contaminants using filtration systems and membranes. The vision of WAVVE, driven by two young Americans, is that access to potable water should be a fundamental right for everybody all over the world. For this reason, they produce a number of devices that enable all types of dangerous contaminants to be filtered from water to improve its quality. The solution offered is fully renewable, twice as cheap and three times more efficient than currently existing technologies. WAVVE is a B2B enterprise that has begun to sell water filters to producers and municipal water treatment plants.