• Partners

    As a nonprofit organization, Current’s work is supported by a wide range of organizations, businesses, institutions, and individuals committed to finding innovative solutions to pressing water challenges. Our partnerships range from our core funders and founders to project-specific investors and blue economy entrepreneurs.

  • Founding Partners

    These organizations made founding investments to launch Current in 2016.

    City of Chicago logo
    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago logo
    Northwestern University logo
    University of Chicago logo
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign logo
    World Business Chicago logo
    Exelon logo
  • Anchor Partners

    Current’s core supporters. Fiscal year general operating support of +$50k.

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago logo
    City of Chicago logo
  • Northwestern University logo
    University of Chicago logo
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign logo
    McDougal Family Foundation logo
  • Project Partners

    Organizations that support Current and its mission through their generous grant programs and collaborative research, technology validation and pilot testing.

    BIRD logo
    CCT logo
    Comcast logo
  • Corporate Partners

    Current has three tiers of corporate partnership - Contributor, Sustainer, and Anchor. Learn more about the tiers and how to become a Corporate Partner here.

  • Sustainer

    Greeley and Hansen logo
  • Startup Partners

    Current partners with startup organizations and entrepreneurs building innovative solutions for specific water-related challenges facing Current’s community to bring visibility to their work and help these organizations build the networks that can drive their success. We have three tiers of Startup Partners based on revenue. Learn more about the tiers here.

  • < $2.5M Annual Revenue

    CycloPure logo
    Island Water Technologies logo
    IOSight logo
  • Become a Corporate Partner Today!

    Join Current, and we'll solve persistent water challenges together.

    Grow Chicago and Illinois' Blue Economy with us.

    CONTRIBUTOR

    $5,000.00

    per year

    Access to Water Technology

    Database and Current Research Platform

     

    Logo (small) and recognition on sponsor page and annual report

     

    Partner-only communications Company blog profile

    SUSTAINER

    $25,000.00

    per year

    All Contributor benefits, plus:

     

    1 Request for Proposal (RFP) on Halo’s water portal*

     

    Featured speaker at Current event

     

    Logo (medium) and recognition on sponsor page and annual report

     

    Access to Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC

     

    *New customers only, Conditions apply

    ANCHOR

    $50,000.00

    per year

    All Contributor benefits, plus:

     

    2 RFPs on Halo’s water portal*

     

    Logo (large) and recognition on sponsor page and annual report

     

    Speaking role at Chicago Water Week launch event

     

  • Startup Partner Tiers

    < $2.5M ANNUAL

    REVENUE

    $1,500.00

    per year

    Logo (small) and recognition on sponsor page and annual report


    Partner-only communications


    Company blog profile

    $2.5-5M ANNUAL

    REVENUE

    $3,000.00

    per year

    Logo (small) and recognition on sponsor page and annual report
     

    Partner-only communications
     

    Company blog profile

    +$5M ANNUAL

    REVENUE

    $5,000.00

    per year

    Logo (small) and recognition on sponsor page and annual report
     

    Partner-only communications
     

    Company blog profile

  • Partner with Current

    Join our community of powerful problem solvers. Reach out to discuss partnership opportunities today.

  • Program Partners

    Program Partners work with Current to host and sponsor events like conferences, seminars, and discussion panels for our community.

    Alliance for Water Efficiency logo
    Aquamox logo
    Argonne National Laboratory logo
    Ayyeka logo
    BlueConduit logo
    Wells Fargo logo
    CBRE logo
    Council of the Great Lakes Region logo
    City Tech Collaborative logo
    Cleveland Water Alliance logo
    cohesion logo
    Comcast logo
    Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest logo
    DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center logo
    Electro Scan logo
    Ensaras logo
    esri logo
    Friends of the Chicago River logo
    flume logo
    Forest Preserves of Cook County logo
    Green Diamond logo
    HidrateSpark logo
    Illinois Institute of Technology logo
    Imagine H2O logo
    Intersect Illinois logo
    Israel New Tech logo
    Israel US Water Initiative logo
    Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology logo
    Mazarine Ventures logo
    The McLean Group logo
    Mekorot logo
    Metropolitan Planning Council logo
    mHUB logo
    Microsoft logo
    Moslon Coors logo
    Nalco Water logo
    Nano Gas Technologies logo
    NEWEA logo
    North River Commission logo
    Open Water logo
    Ozinga logo
    Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering logo
    Proteus Instruments logo
    Shedd Aquarium logo
    Sierra Club Illinois Chapter logo
    simple water logo
    The Smart Water Networks Forum logo
    South Loop Chamber of Commerce logo
    Technion logo
    Tecta PDS logo
    True North Venture Partners logo
    UMore Group logo
    University of Illinois at Chicago logo
    Urban Rivers logo
    Varuna logo
    Water Environment Federation logo
    Water Environment & Reuse Foundation logo
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