What is Xylem Innovation Labs?
Xylem Innovation Labs knows that innovators create amazing technologies every day, and we want to work together to combat our world’s water challenges. Our team partners with cutting-edge startups to equip water utility systems, water resource managers, and industry operators with the best technologies in existence.

What challenges do we want to solve?

While we are interested in any leading water technology or solution, our specific focus areas include: 

  • Decentralized Treatment
  • Decision Support Systems 
  • Digital Asset Management


  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Reuse


How can we collaborate?

“Xylem Innovation Labs is an important new program that establishes a framework for startups and Xylem to work together to bring new technologies to the water and wastewater market.”

-Dr. Christine Boyle, Founder of Valor Water Analytics and VP Product Development at Xylem



A program for early-stage startups aimed to bring disruptive technologies to their next stage of maturity. Incubator participants will gain access to technical resources, mentorship, membership to advanced prototyping facilities, and more. 



Commercial Partnerships 

We are always looking to work with OEMs with exciting technologies. Reach out to talk to our team about partnering. 




A program for later-stage startups looking to scale up commercially. Founders coming through the accelerator will receive mentorship by Xylem personnel, piloting opportunities with our innovative water clients, and training by industry experts. Accelerator participants will emerge from the program equipped and ready to work with Xylem’s customers. 


Sounds great. How do I get in touch?

Please fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you soon.




1. What are the benefits of Xylem Innovation Labs' Incubator and Accelerator programs?

Xylem delivers water technology and service solutions to water utilities and industry operators all across the world. The Xylem Innovation Labs team of entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, and project managers are committed to working with founders to prepare them to scale up their businesses, leveraging Xylem’s access to a huge network of resources and professionals globally. 

2. How can I find out more about the Incubator and Accelerator programs?

We are officially launching the programs in 2022 – stay tuned for more information. It will be a mix of virtual and in-person, with lots of perks in terms of mentorship, training, pilot opportunities, and other resources. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work together in the meantime – reach out via the contact form on this page. 

3. To partner with Xylem Innovation Labs, does our company have to be a specific size or in a particular geography?

No, if you are an early-stage startup, later-stage startup, a small technology company, or a mid-to-large OEM, there is a way that we can collaborate. Xylem is a global company, so no restrictions on location, either.