The Slater Technology Fund today announced it has invested $50,000 in HMSolution, a water technology company founded by Chilean industrial engineer Margaret Lengerich, a graduate of Brown University. In addition to the Slater investment, HMSolution has received a matching investment from VentureWell, a non-profit that fosters new ventures from an emerging generation of inventors, as well as a $20,000 Innovation Voucher from CommerceRI, which will be used to pay for further equipment development and sample testing at Brown University.
The engineer Margaret Lengerich has created a system that eliminates arsenic from water supplies cheaply and effectively. In contrast with other existing technologies, Lengerich’s doesn’t use chemicals to filter the arsenic and doesn’t require the element which separates the poison from the water to be replaced for five years, she explains. This innovative approach has lead to Lengerich’s recognition as one of MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition‘s Innovators Under 35 Chile 2016 and Social Innovator of the Year Chile 2016.
R.I. Commerce Corp. awards $20,000 to HMSolution to further develop a low-cost and scalable water-treatment technology. The team plan to use this funds to integrate key improvements into their next generation water treatment system.
Source: providence journal.com
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center announced HMSolution its Water Challenge Awardee and granted $40,000 for prototype design, construction and testing.
With their first customer lined up, a letter of interest from the Environmental Protection Agency, and a recent First Place win at the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Accelerator graduate HMSolution Inc. is experiencing every startup’s dream: success. Achievement did not come easily, but was made possible by a brilliant idea, supportive mentors, perseverance, and the ambition to do well and do good as a company.
PROVIDENCE — Margaret Lengerich, an industrial engineer from Chile who always wanted to start a company, has won the top prize in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.
Lengerich moved here in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree at Brown University. In Brown’s innovation management and entrepreneurship program, Lengerich learned about a technology invented by a Brown scientist that helps remove arsenic and other toxic chemicals from drinking water.
Margaret y Constanza Lengerich son dos hermanas que desarrollaron un sistema simple y económico para descontaminar el agua de arsénico y otros elementos que actualmente siguen presentes en miles de lugares y generan importantes enfermedades.
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Margaret y Constanza Lengerich recibieron un premio por su empresa HMSolution, que trata el agua potable para remover contaminantes tóxicos.
HMSolution es el nombre de la empresa creada en Concepción, actualmente radicada en Estados Unidos, que obtuvo el premio Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, de 16 mil dólares en efectivo, 26 mil dólares en servicios a la empresa, y adicionalmente 25 mil dólares por ser el proyecto más destacado de la línea de emprendedores.
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Noticias UDD: Ex alumnas UDD ganaron concurso en Estados Unidos. Margaret y Constanza Lengerich recibieron un premio por su empresa HMSolution, sistema de tratamiento de agua potable para remover contaminantes tóxicos.
UDD News: UDD Alumnae won a competition in United States. Margaret and Constanza Lengerich received a prize for their company HMSolution – water treatment systems to remove toxic contaminants.
Source: Noticias UDD.
The Minnesota Department of Health discovered 19 municipal water systems around the state with bacteriological, arsenic and radioactive elements in their drinking water during 2014.
Four community water systems, including two municipal systems and three non-transient non-community water systems exceeded the standard for arsenic by the end of 2014.