Aquvio, a startup based out of the incubation centers of IIT-BHU (Malviya Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship) has been selected to participate in the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme - India Chapter along with 19 other teams. They had been working on optimizing the process of water filtration by significantly reducing the wastage of raw water at quite a low cost. They had entered their project under the water efficiency category in the competition. Only two start-ups have been selected from Uttar Pradesh.

The young tech startup claims to have India’s first "water conserving" water purifying technology. They have devised a cost - effective method for water filtration based on the process of reverse osmosis. Using this technology they are able to deliver potable water and at the same time are able to achieve a higher recovery rate of the waste water as well, making this a very efficient model.


Naveen Kumar and Rohit Mittal, both civil engineers from IIT-BHU were very happy with their success in the competition so far. They have supported by the former director of IIT-BHU, SN Upadhyay, senior scientist at Institute of Radioecology and Radiation Protection, Hannover (Germany), Dharmendra Kumar Gupta and former professor at the department of electronics engineering, IIT-BHU, MS Maun in their work with their immense knowledge and experience. The finalists from this competition will be given the chance to showcase their idea and product at the Cleantech Open Global Forum in Silicon Valley, California.

[caption id="attachment_107733" align="aligncenter" width="700"]aquvio_founders Naveen Kumar and Rohit Mittal, makers of Aquvio[/caption]

The startup has already been able to raise 6.4 lakh INR in the form of seed funding from this incubator itself. Apart from this, they have also seen an excellent growth rate in the last one year. They are all set to enter the market in Delhi and the NCR region with their efficient innovation.

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