In The Press
Assaf Barnea, CEO of Kinrot Ventures, receives the "Innovation Hero Award" from Greg Neichin, Executive Vice President Cleantech Group
TACount wins W.E.T Revolution Competition
Mass., Israel cooperate to build water innovation
An Israeli firm specializing in rapid microbiological water testing is set to showcase its system in the New England hi-tech hub.
Water Age - Isreal has a lot to offer
Hutchison Water wins Kinrot incubator tender
Hutchison Water Israel said that it intends to invest more than NIS 100 million in Kinrot's portfolio companies over the next eight years.
Hutchison Water Acquires Kinrot Ventures
Hutchison Water, through its Hutchison Water Israel E.P.C Ltd. company, announced today the acquisition of Kinrot Ventures, a technological incubator founded in 1993 as part of the Israeli Incubator Program...
Is Today the Start of a Water Tech Cluster in Boston?
What does it take to grow a new technology sector from its infancy into a global powerhouse? Great startups? Buy in from large corporates? What about government?
Autodesk Software Helps Clean Tech Company Fuel ‘Smart Water’ Networks
HydroSpin Named Autodesk Inventor of the Month for Generator Solution That Powers Water Monitoring Devices Inside Distribution Pipes.
Using water to power itself
What could be simpler than generating electricity for municipal water monitoring systems from the flow of the water itself? That's the breakthrough idea of Israel's HydroSpin.
Israeli Success Story: Kinrot Ventures, “Not a drop is wasted”
The Kinrot Ventures incubator is the only Israeli start-up incubator to focus solely on water, and is the largest investment body in the world in the water sector, in terms of the number of companies supported. Kinrot is already signed on significant...
Innovation in the water sector – Time to dive in?
The Water Sector is increasingly referred to by investors and new entrants as the “Last Frontier” or the “Next Big Thing”. As a sector, it is one of the largest with over $400 billion in annual spend...
Israeli water tech firm plans dozen launches
Israeli water technology incubator Kinrot Ventures is looking to use its partnership with General Electric to introduce a dozen innovations into the global market in the coming year, its CEO said on Wednesday
Collaboration between FiltoFlex and MA'Agarey Asher in the development of an innovative filter for water and sewage
The Wastewater enhancement factory "Ma'Agarey Asher" will collaborate with the strat-up company "FiltoFlex" of Kinrot Ventures in Kibbutz Lavi in the development of an innovative filter for water and sewage based on a comprasable filtering platform
Will the incubators reform leverage green projects?
The Director of Technological Incubators wants to expand the budget that is given to companies involved in the development of cleantech.
The next generation of 8200: 5 start-ups might become the next big thing
8200 Alumni Association had launched a program that accompanied 21 new start-ups; virus traps and a fun day planner application are only part of the developments
Israel trip is already paying off for SAWS - Deal will allow it to share expertise with utility there
SAWS may have met its match in Israel, which boasts nearly flat water consumption while almost tripling its population since 1964, and which reuses 75 percent of that water, six times more than the next closest country, Spain.
Innovating a relationship
Innovation is the key to success in israel and it is interesting to see how it works. The government funds the incubation hubs set up by venture
capitalists to the tune of 85 per cent, the vcs pick up the tab for the remaining 15 per cent. One such company is Kinrot Ventures
HydroSpin was selected as one of the 5 most promising Cleantech start-ups in Israel
The company can build tiny electrical generating outlets in any segment on and in water pipes, building a small power station
Rain, rain come when you want
A guided trip across Israel’s major water faci l ities yields interesting insights into water management, disaster-preparedness and innovative
Why Cleantech Should Drive the Future of Israeli Venture Capital
If you haven’t heard the news, as reported by Venture Capital Journal, the Israeli venture-capital sector has hit drought-like conditions with local funds raising a grand total of $0 in 2010.
Water in ‘start-up nation’
Tom Scotney looks at how Israel is bridging the commercialisation gap for new technology companies in the water sector. On a recent trip to Israel with some representatives of the global envi-ronmental press, the biggest topic for discussion...
Israel carves out surprising role as haven for enterprise
A scarcity of resources and good land – as well as military imperatives – are challenges that Israel has met with startling success in innovation.
Striking the stone - Israeli firms offer technology to slake the world’s thirst
MOSES parted the waters. Strauss aims merely to separate the waters from their yucky impurities. On May 18th in Shanghai Israel’s second-largest food and drinks firm will launch a high-tech purifier that not only filters water but also heats it to exactly...
Kinrot is adding 4 companies- Will invest 8 m Nis
Will operate also in a strategic cooperation with Milwaukee water council
Hutchison Water diversifies into water technology
Hutchison Water International has made its first technology investment, agreeing to pay $2.5 million for an undisclosed equity stake in Israeli start-up TACount, which is developing technology for the rapid detection and quantification...
Hutchison Water to invest up to $2.6m in TACount
Just as TAcount Ltd. is set to complete its incubator period at Kinrot Technology Ventures, Hutchison Water International Holdings Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (HKSE: 0018), is investing $600,000 in...
GE and Israel’s Kinrot Ventures announce first strategic cooperative agreement to develop new water technologies
With countries around the world seeking to address their chronic shortages of clean water, GE and Kinrot Ventures announced in early December that they have signed a strategic collaboration to help commercialize innovative water technologies...
General Electric wants to be part of the Israeli Innovation
Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO-water and process technologies for GE Power & Water, said, “Kinrot Ventures is one of the world’s leading venture capital firms focusing on water, and we are excited about the prospects of this cooperative agreement...
Israel’s Kinrot Ventures and GE Announce First Strategic Cooperative Agreement to Develop New Water Technologies
With countries around the world seeking to address their chronic shortages of clean water, Kinrot Ventures, an Israeli venture capital company specializing in forming and growing water companies, and GE (NYSE: GE) today announced they have signed..
Is water technology investing strictly for insiders?
The most important investors in the sector remain the old hands: XPV Capital from Toronto, FourWinds Capital Management in London, Emerald Technology Ventures in Zurich... and Kinrot Ventures based in northern Israel.
2010 Global Cleantech 100 Report - 5 Israelian companies in the list
I have been dropped into the water – The transition from Hi tech to Cleantech
Cleantech Insights - Israeli Company addresses "recall" outbreaks
Water quality management continues to draw the attention of industries most vulnerable to water contamination in their products. Unilever’s subsidiary, Slim-Fast, is a case in point with the company’s recent recall of their canned diet drinks due to...
Incubator Kinrot adds 4 companies ahead of sale
Two weeks ago, AquAgro Fund acquired Kinrot. Details are emerging about recent developments at Kinrot Technology Ventures, which B. Gaon Holdings Ltd. (TASE: GAON) unit AquAgro Fund LP acquired from...
AquAgro buys water co incubator from Canadian investor
AguAgro Fund LP has acquired water technologies incubator Kinrot Technology Ventures from Canada's Stern Partners Inc. in a share-swap deal. Stern Partners, run by president Ronald Stern, will now be a shareholder in AquAgro, through which...
AquAgro Fund acquires Kinrot water incubator
AguAgro Fund LP has acquired water technology incubator Kinrot Technology Ventures from Canada's Stern Partners Inc. in a share-swap deal, reports Globes..
Leaving the comfort of the incubator
Kinrot Ventures is dedicated to supporting very early-stage water technologies through to commercialisation. CEO Assaf Barnea discusses the challenges and opportunitie.
פאנל כלכליסט: "בישראל לא חסרים מים. צריך רק לנהל אותם
לקראת תערוכת המים הבינלאומית ווטק כינס כלכליסט חמישה מומחי מים לדון בענף המתעורר, ושמע מהם חוות דעת חמוצה-מתוקה: בישראל יש שפע של מים אבל מוטב שהרגולטור יעביר אותם לידיים פרטיות
Kinrot Ventures takes global lead in water tech
Jordan Valley-based Kinrot Technology Ventures today announced that it has achieved the ambitious goal set by its CEO, Assaf Barnea, six months ago in an interview with "Globes" to have ten water ventures operating at the incubator by the end of the year...
Kinrot Ventures Interview in Innov Eco conference. Paris Sep 2009
Israel poised to be world leader in water industry, says CEO
Barnea is chief executive officer of Kinrot Technology Ventures. Founded in 1993, this was the first and is still the world’s leading investor of seed money in new water technology developments and business ideas...
Wis. guv to take Milwaukee water effort overseas
Jim Doyle will be traveling to Israel in November to attend the WATEC Israel 2009 international water conference, as part of his effort to boost Milwaukee’s role as a global “freshwater hub” for industry and research...
Global water scarcity calls for innovation, summit attendees told
Before Milwaukee began touting itself as a "Silicon Valley of water technology," Israel already gave itself that label, Barnea said. In 2006, Israel's government elevated water engineering as a national science priority. That gave birth to the annual WATEC ...
Israeli-based technologies can help solve water crises
Kinrot Ventures is looking for good ideas. The first Israeli business incubator dedicated solely to water technologies is interested in reaching the Anglo market, according to CEO Assaf Barnea. In an effort to tap a heretofore underutilized resource, Kinrot...
Walking on Water
The purchase of the technology incubator, Kinrot, by the Canadian Stern Group nearly two and a half years ago, rescued the fledgling incubator from a troublesome reality. The appointment of Assaf Barnea, one of the founders of WATECH...
Water related companies on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
Kinrot Ventures, a water technology incubator, is located just two hundred meters from the Sea of Galilee, which itself, is crying out for water. According to their CEO, Kinrot Ventures, which is owned by the Stern Group, will have ten active water related...
Israeli, California water incubators sign collaboration deal
The current period has seen an increasing number of strategic agreements between Israeli and overseas entities.
Kinarot-Jordan Valley Technology Incubator recently signed a cooperation agreement with a California water technology incubato...
Los Angeles joins Israel on water research
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has signed a cooperation agreement with Kinarot-Jordan Valley Technology Incubator , which focuses on water technologies. Villaraigosa led a delegation of top municipal officials, which includes...
US Army fund seeks Israeli water tech
The US Army makes heavy venture capital investments, albeit not for the profit motive, but to discover and
support energy and technology companies and programs that will meet the military's needs. One of these
private equity investors is Onpoint...