Ontario Water technology

It is estimated that the global water market is forecast to reach $1 trillion by 2020. With world-class R&D capabilities, low business costs, access to leading industry talent, generous government incentive programs and secure market access, Ontario, Canada is the place to grow your ideas and meet this demand.

Ontario, Canada is a global R&D leader in water technologies

Ontario water companies are a part of a world-class water technology ecosystem which includes:

900 water industry companies

300 early-stage water technology developers

100 technology incubators

22,000 water industry employees

42 Canadian Research Chairs dedicated to water

Many of the world’s top water companies have chosen to locate in Ontario to take advantage of our R&D strengths – including American Water , Danaher , GE Water and Process Technologies, Nalco, Siemens Water Technologies, Suez Degrémont, and Veolia Water . Innovation lives here –and you should be part of it.

Ontario water companies have made clean water a reality in some of the world’s toughest industrial and urban environments. Many of the biggest breakthroughs have come from Ontario, Canada. In fact, two of the most widely used technologies—UV disinfection and membrane filtration—were developed here.

Every year more than $14 billion is spent in Ontario on industrial, university-based, and private sector research. If you are looking for R&D incentives and government programs, Ontario offers one of the best incentive packages in the world. This ensures that you can drive innovation in the most economical manner possible.

Ontario’s R&D and innovation initiatives span all aspects of clean water concerns worldwide

Wastewater and drinking water companies account for 75% of R&D in Ontario’s water sector .

Committed to innovation

In 2010 the Ontario government established the Water Opportunities and Conservation Act (WOWCA) to help support the commercialization of innovative water , wastewater and stormwater conservation and treatment technologies.

It also established the Water Technology Acceleration Project Water TAP(http://www.watertapontario.com) to champion and support Ontario’s status as a world water technology hub. It brings private sector experience to the challenge of helping water technology entrepreneurs, utilities and investors make the connections and find the resources they need to help meet the growing global demand for clean water solutions. Water TAP is a conduit to a number of innovative funding programs including:

Ontario Market Readiness Program(http://oce-ontario.org/programs/commercialization-programs/market-readiness) : Directly funds early-stage commercialization by start-up companies. See more by visiting the Ontario Centres for Excellence(http://www.oce-ontario.org/) .

The Investment Accelerator Fund(http://iaf.marsdd.com) : The MaRS Discovery Centre IAF program was established in 2007, with the goal to help build and strengthen Ontario-based businesses by providing early stage investment with terms that are conducive to bringing on future investors.

These are only two of the incentive programs we offer . For a full listing, please visit  Ontario incentive programs(/incentive programs-and-services) .

Find out more about Ontario’s clean water expertise


Ontario Centres of excellence Inc.(http://oce-ontario.org/)

Ontario Clean Water Agency(http://www.ocwa.com/)

Ontario Environmental Industry Association(http://www.oneia.ca/)

WaterT AP(http://www.watertapontario.com/)

The Water Institute(https://uwaterloo.ca/)

Canadian Water Network(http://cwn-rce.ca/)

Southwestern Ontario Water Consortium(http://sowc.ca/)

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