Waterwhelm receives a Demonstrate Impact Innovate UK grant

24 February 2020
Waterwhelm has been awarded a prestigious grant to demonstrate the viability of its technology for wastewater treatment and desalination in the Middle East. The competitive Innovate UK grant enables Waterwhelm to establish partnerships in the most water-scarce areas of the Middle East. The project constitutes a collaborative programme of work between Waterwhelm, University of Edinburgh and two local NGOs.



Another award for Waterwhelm at Scottish EDGE round 15

05 December 2019
Waterwhelm has been awarded at Scottish EDGE round 15. Scottish EDGE is the UK’s biggest funding competition for potential high growth businesses, it supports Scotland’s early-stage businesses in cash and provides a business support packages that include mentoring, support and signposting to alternative finance.





Waterwhelm Founder awarded prestigious Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Engineering

18 November 2019
Low carbon technology entrepreneur and founder of Waterwhelm Dr. Alireza Abbassi Monjezi has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship. The highly competitive programme focuses on equipping the UK's most talented and successful engineers with the confidence, skills, experience and networks of expert advisors needed to develop their innovations. Waterwhelm Founding Director Alireza Abbassi Monjezi - previously a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh - said: "I am delighted to receive the Fellowship. It will help us accelerate the commercialisation of our patent-pending technology."




Waterwhelm commences the development of its first plant

01 October 2019

Supported by a £100k grant from Scottish Enterprise matched by an investment, Waterwhelm has begun the development of its first plant at an industrial site based in Edinburgh. Designed by Waterwhelm’s engineers and scientists, the plant will be used to validate the patent-pending process for applications in wastewater treatment, water treatment, desalination and sludge dewatering.




Waterwhelm makes it to the Climate KIC Accelerator

19 June 2019

The EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator programme offers early stage entrepreneurs access to up to €30,000 grant funding, business coaching with experienced professionals, a range of masterclasses and free workspace at ECCI’s vibrant Edinburgh hub.





Waterwhelm Founder and CEO is awarded as the top young business leader in Scotland

Date: 14 June 2019

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland's up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. Dr. Alireza Abbassi Monjezi has won the Young category of the competition as Scotland’s top business leader under the age of 30 amongst 80 entries across the country.




Waterwhelm awarded as the top enterprise at the University of Edinburgh

Date: 06 June 2019

Inspire Launch Grow, the annual competition for entrepreneurial staff, students and recent graduates, was run and hosted by Edinburgh Innovations in the Playfair Library, Old College at the University of Edinburgh. Waterwhelm was awarded as the “Enterprise of the Year” in this year’s competition.





Waterwhelm is awarded as the top early-stage business in Scotland

Date: 16 March 2019

Converge KickStart Award is the early stage ideas platform that forms part of Converge, Scotland’s leading company creation programme which acts as a springboard for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Waterwhelm has won the 2019 KickStart competition amongst 139 early-stage businesses in Scotland.