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.



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 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 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 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.