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ATI Water RIOT: Water Resiliency with Internet of Things

Water RIOT, through funding and support by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the local partners shown below, aims to identify, incubate and demonstrate innovative water tech breakthroughs in Texas, especially those which leverage data and the Internet of Things (IoT) for their solutions.

Our ecosystem consists of a variety of stakeholders at this intersection of water and data: startups, investors, utilities, corporates, nonprofits, and universities. Together, we’re modernizing the way in which people interact with water.

WRIOT activities

  1. Customized introductions to the Texas water ecosystem
  2. Demonstration opportunities at living labs
  3. Yearly meetup at a water-focused conference
  4. Targeted feedback sessions from water utilities
  5. Pecan Street consulting and certifications
  6. 3-Day Startups to kickstart entrepreneurial skills
Erin Keys of ATI with entrepreneur and mentor

WRIOT benefits

We encourage you to reach out directly to Erin Keys at atiwriot@utlists.utexas.edu if any of the following resonates.

IF YOU’RE A STARTUP

  • Confirm and expand value propositions with customers and/or partners
  • Commercialize faster with access to Pecan Street’s data, consulting, product validation, and product certifications
  • Demonstrate your technology with real customers and promote your results to WRIOT’s ecosystem
  • Simplify the funding process and have more time to focus on your mission and passion

IF YOU’RE AN INVESTOR

  • Add early-stage technologies to your deal pipeline to ensure qualified opportunities in Texas are not overlooked
  • Expand your network of technology investors for co-investment opportunities

IF YOU’RE A UTILITY

  • Adopt next-generation technologies to improve operations, demand management, or customer experience
  • Offer pilot/demonstration opportunities to startups
  • See challenges in the water space to share with innovators

IF YOU’RE A CORPORATION

  • Gain access to technology innovations, research and insights that positively impact your business
  • Sponsor organizations that align with your mission
  • Share challenges with innovators who could address those needs

IF YOU’RE A UNIVERSITY

  • Engage in water research and have findings/expertise to share
  • Align your research with market needs
  • Offer pilot/demonstration opportunities to startups

IF YOU’RE A NONPROFIT

  • Seek activities that enhance your impact
  • Align your mission with market needs
  • Offer connections to support startups, corporates or universities

Partners

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