An Irish tech start-up Oxymem wins grand prize at Imagine H2O award

March 23, 2015: An Irish start-up Oxymem working in field of creating technology for water cleaning and efficiency won grand prize at Imagine H2O, a leading accelerator for water technology based in San Francisco, as reported by


Each year Imagine H20 choose different themes relating to infrastructure management and is governed by a team of maestros from the field of water, energy, and non-profit sectors at Harvard Business school. The vision of this accelerator is to turn the problems of water into opportunity.

There are 100 companies working in field of efficiencies in water supplies across 20 different countries applied for the award. Oxymem is only Irish company selected among 12 shortlisted finalists. 

Oxymem solves energy intensive wastewater treatment with smart aeration, which they say as breakthrough technology. They claim their water treatment technology uses hollow fibre, gas membrane, to support a fixed film ecosystem for the biology allowing direct. delivery of oxygen to the micro organism which breaks down the pollutant. This method saves 2-3 percent of country's energy which traditional method of treatment use daily.

"This accolade gives us incredible traction in the US, and the global markets, with end users partners and venture capital because of its strong track record. We are honoured to have been selected as the overall winner from such a strong cohort of finalists," says company's MD Wayne Byrne after winning the award.

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