Hamilton’s Pipeline H2O business accelerator wins another award

The Pipeline H2O program, based in Hamilton and Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, has received more good news.

The business accelerator program was created to help water-technology companies from around the globe overcome obstacles and solve problems such as water pollution, sewage issues, drinking-water purification and hydroelectric production.

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The Ohio Economic Development Association on Oct. 19 in Columbus presented the program with an award for its “Excellence in Economic Development Innovation” program. The Hamilton Mill incubator program, which houses the Pipeline program, won a similar award from the organization in 2014.

“We’re extremely excited and honored by the award. Pretty good competition we were up against, and we were really happy to be selected as the overall winner,” Antony Seppi, Pipeline’s program director, said.

Just last month, Hamilton Mill and the University of Cincinnati won a $500,000 federal grant for the Pipeline H2O effort.

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Among supporters of the Pipeline effort are various local governments, utilities, The program is supported by a coalition of regional cities, utilities, universities, and startup organizations that include Village Capital, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati Water Works, Confluence, the University of Cincinnati’s water center, Xavier University’s Center for Innovation, Cintrifuse and the Hamilton Mill.

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