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Part of the Uniting Water Energy Food Innovation Tour – set up by Unknown Group & Dutch Dubai – Get in the Ring United Arab Emirates (UAE) aim to identify the best startups and scaleups in the UAE to test, scale and prove their solutions with leading industry partners and impact investors via 1-on-1 dealmaking meetings. With 10 billion expected inhabitants by 2050, the goal is to provide a global podium to water, energy, and food solutions that are able to meet this growing demand and shape a better future for all. Check out the 12 shortlisted startups that are testing, scaling and proving their solutions at Get in the Ring UAE – Uniting Water Energy Food:


hawa water

hawa® is a pure drinking water harvested locally from a new water source, the sky. The fresh water is naturally zero-sodium, light and alkaline, proposed in a nicely shaped glass bottle. It is a great water for sharing with your loved ones in restaurants or on the dining room table. It is for everyday life when enjoying a simple glass of water can be made a delightful experience. It uses no chemical process, free of plastics, rejects no effluents and targets zero waste as bottles are returnable.



Manhat is deep technology startup focusing in developing of sustainable water production. They make drinking water from the ocean using natural processes with no electricity.



PawPots is an online subscription service offering real fresh food for pets. The food is made from natural human grade ingredients. It is personalised based on the unique pet profile, packaged in daily portions and delivered on a biweekly basis. PawPots will also act as an online platform connecting pet parents and vets.


Hydro Wind Energy Ltd

Hydro Wind Energy Ltd is a tech start up developing disruptive technologies to solve 3 of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, low cost clean electricity, grid scale energy storage, and seawater desalination. All ultimately from wind offshore using vertical axis wind rotors and offshore based kite systems. They have also developed and commercialised the world’s only low cost handheld seawater desalination device (QuenchSea) for humanitarian purposes.



Hydrata preserve the geospatial data that underpins much infrastructure design and environmental management. This data was being lost as project owners changed consultants and moved from one design phase to the next. Hydrata is a single person company used to partner with engineers and scientists, to help them deliver their brilliant work with a long-term, accessible anintegrated manner.


Olive Gaea FZE

Olive Gaea helps both businesses and individuals to measure and offset their carbon emissions in a couple of clicks offering handpicked and third-party verified carbon offsetting projects, the platform provides users with the tools to track and check the impact they are making and rewards them with redeemable points. Olive Gaea also enables e-commerce to meet their customers’ sustainability needs by offsetting their delivery carbon emissions and provides Certified Climate Action Labels.

Kaltech Energy

Solar energy solution provider with different applications: Thermosyphon water heaters functioning on passive heat transfer based on natural convection, modular solar PV modules and solar water chillers designed to function both on electricity and solar energy cooling down water in domestic and industrial systems.


Positive Nutrition

Positive Nutrition is an ambitious F&B startup in the space of health and wellness. From their first launch market, the UAE, they are seeking to revolutionize the functional beverage industry as they believe the industry approaches drinking water with an archaic mindset and their technology will change all this. Their pod dispenses functional powders into water at the time of consumption and not at the time of production, this means a fresher and more effective drink for the consumer’s health & enjoyment.


Inventocean Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Inventocean is a company dedicated to the transition to offshore renewable energy. They provide advanced engineering solutions for sustainable ocean technologies such as floating solar and floating offshore wind farms. They have developed innovative offshore floating wind platform that is easy to fabricate, can be towed at the site and installed without any specialised fleet of vessels. They have provided innovative mooring and anchoring solutions for sevelor floating solar projects in India.


Digital Energy

Digital Energy solves complex supply-chain problems with smart, efficient, AI-powered solutions that are embedded and easy to use. They make possible the next step to smart. At Digital Energy they create new, groundbreaking tools that advance industrial planning, logistics optimization and work execution.



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Reverso Energy Private Limited

Reverso Evergy Private Limited has enhanced a technology that converts any kind of plastic scrap to fuel without creating any secondary pollution. This fuel can further flitered/ distilled to EURO VI category. They have a 5 tons per day conversion plant in Mumbai – India.


Gazelle Wind Power Limited

Gazelle Wind Power Limited was founded to accelerate the transition to renewable energies by introducing the next generation of advanced offshore wind platforms. Gazelle is targeting the offshore wind sector as a market that could be worth in excess of $2 trillion, and one in which investors, as well as major players in the oil and gas sector, are clamouring to be involved.


Congratulations to the shortlisted startups! The winning solution will be recognized as a leading impact business on an international stage, at Expo 2020 Dubai, in front of thousands of investors, corporates, and governments.