Bringing Water to the World

startup name: 
Saltworks Technologies Inc.

founded: 2008

number of employees: 24

lead product: A desalination 
process driven by solar and waste heat that requires 80 per cent less energy than traditional methods

milestone: Recently partnered with SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., manufacturer of the cooling towers Saltworks uses in its Thermo-Ionic process

The world needs this product because:

CEO Ben Sparrow explains that reducing the cost of freshwater production can “open up opportunities for regions that previously couldn’t afford water.”