Northwestern, Ben Gurion Universities Launch Joint $21.4 Million Water Technology Venture
The new government-supported initiative will focus on the development and commercialization of energy-efficient water supply and reuse technologies
Northwestern University and BGN Technologies Ltd., the technology commercialization company of Israel-based Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, announced Thursday the launch of a joint venture to develop technologies in the field of water conservation and renewable energy. Dubbed the Collaborative Water-Energy Research Center (CoWERC), the consortium has received a total budget of $21.4 million.
CoWERC is administered by the U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, and its budget includes a $9.2 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Israel’s Ministry of Energy together with the Israel Innovation Authority.