Sustaining Israel’s export growth through water
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Israeli water companies are exporting their solutions like never before. Who will be the next big success story?
Israel’s water industry has witnessed a 170% rise in exports in the past six years, and Israel’s Export Institute estimates that foreign sales will rise by 12% in 2013 to $2.2 billion.
“Our water industry remains one of the future growth engines for Israeli exports in the years to come,” said Ofer Zaks, CEO of the Israel Export Institute at the recent Watec 2013 conference in Tel Aviv. Companies presenting at the conference included:
- Aquarius Spectrum, which has developed leak detection technology incorporating acoustic vibration sensors and a thin-film membrane element. The company, which began commercial sales this year, is in the middle of a multi-million dollar financing round. Contact Zeev Efrat (CEO): +972 54 454 5242. firstname.lastname@example.org
- BioCastle Water Technologies, which has developed wastewater treatment technology based on a bioreactor platform. The company is looking to raise $1.5 million. Contact Ofir Menashe (CEO): +972 54 219 5000. email@example.com
- Aquanos, which focuses on treating municipal wastewater with algae. The company has already raised $1 million, and is looking for an additional $1 million. Contact Gilad Horn (business development): +972 52 580 1501. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Genaphora, which specialises in the detection of waterborne pathogens. Genaphora is expecting to begin commercial sales in 2014, and is looking to raise $3 million. Contact Tal Zohar (CEO): +972 3649 2444. email@example.com
- AMS Technologies, which develops UF and NF membranes for industrial wastewater treatment applications. The company acquired the assets of failed start-up Bio Pure Technology in 2012, and is now looking to raise $5 million. Contact Johannes Herrmann (sales director): +49 151 1885 9823. Johannes.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturas, which is developing a precision irrigation sensor. Saturas has raised $800,000, and plans to look for additional funds next year. Contact Anat Solomon- Halgoa (CEO): +972 54 673 7499. email@example.com
- NanoPure Plasma, which has developed a competitive UV disinfection and oxidation system for municipal and industrial wastewater markets. The company has raised $600,000 from Hutchison Kinrot and the Israeli Ministry of Economy. Contact Ori Tene: ori@nanopure- plasma.com
- WellToDo, which has developed a technology for the removal of nitrates from water. WellToDo has already raised $600,000. Contact Hovav Gilan (CEO): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ayyeka Technologies, which has developed an algorithm-based sensor for monitoring water and wastewater streams. The company is looking to raise $5 million. Contact Ariel Stern (CEO): +972 5445 9970. email@example.com