Tour: Water Tech Start-Ups in Ontario’s Innovation Corridor

Tour: Water Tech Start-Ups in Ontario’s Innovation Corridor

Day 2 - Oct 23


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Join WaterTAP for a tour! During Ontario Water Innovation Week, eligible visiting delegates are invited to discover first-hand why Ontario is considered a leading hub for advanced water facilities and technologies.

Tour: Water Tech Start Ups in Ontario’s Innovation Corridor

Get to know some of the impressive young start-up companies from Ontario’s thriving water technology sector. This tour features a visit to the Kitchener-Waterloo region, where you’ll meet a combination of young start-ups, researchers, and established companies. Hosted by WaterTAP and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Please meet at the Bond Place Hotel, 65 Dundas Street East, Toronto.

Spend the day in Kitchener-Waterloo, part of what many have called Canada’s “Innovation Corridor.” Through this tour, participants can expect to learn about and gain exposure to the full business cycle that water businesses experience, from academics to research and development, to early stage pilots and established operations. Starting from downtown Toronto in the morning, we will take a bus to KW to meet growing companies Alert Labs, EMAGIN, and H2nanO. From there, we’ll make a stop in Elora to see Lystek International’s resource recovery upgrade site.

At the close of the tour, the bus will return participants to the Bond Place Hotel (65 Dundas Street East, Toronto).

Lunch is provided as part of the tour. Schedule is subject to change.

Following this tour, participants are invited to join the OnWIN Opening Party – the best water industry networking event of the year. The reception takes place at 6:30 PM at Design Exchange (234 Bay Street, Toronto).


If you are interested in joining this tour, you have two options.

  1. If you have already registered for World Water-Tech North America, you are eligible to join this tour. Please email to indicate your interest.
  2. If you have not already registered for this event, please select the option to join the tour during the registration process. Register for OnWIN events here.

Space is limited and preference will be given to international delegates. You will receive confirmation of your tour by email.