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Venture Madness

Sylvan Source was one of two University of Arizona Center for Innovation ventures that have been selected to take part in the Venture Madness head-to-head pitch contest October 6-7, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to learn more.

Unicorn Cup Finals

A panel of experienced judges determined the best ventures with great futures during the Unicorn World Finals, which is billed as the World’s Largest Startup Pitch Contest. After winning their preliminary Unicorn Battle in Silicon Valley, Sylvan Source was one of 10 extraordinary companies that competed in the global finals.

Sylvan Source was chosen as one of the top three companies in the Unicorn World Finals and was the only winner from the U.S. Click here to learn more.

Tech Parks Arizona Press Release: Local Business Wins World’s Largest Pitch Contest 

Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC)

“Following a rigorous pitch competition and evaluations, we’ve been selected as an @azcommerce 2020 Arizona Innovation Challenge Awardee! Congratulations to the other #AIC2020 awardees as well.”

Arizona Commerce Authority Press Announcement

UACI (University of Arizona Center for Innovation)

We were selected by the town of Sahuarita to participate in the Biz Launch program which sponsors us for membership in the UACI.  Read the article in a local newspaper, the Sahuarita Sun.


2018:  SSI completed a Pilot Plant Testing hosted by Southern California Edison (SCE). Sylvan Source (SSI) announces a successful pilot test with California utility employing Clean-In-Place (CIP).  Read Press Release

2016:  SSI completed a Pilot Plant Testing hosted by Southern California Edison (SCE) in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

2015:  SSI completed an updated, detailed analysis of CapEx and OpEx compared to RO, MSF/MED and evaporator systems for oilfield applications and industrial waste stream applications with very good results.

2014:  SSI signed with a large oil and gas company to start work for a 10,000 gpd pilot plant.

2012:  SSI won the Technology Idol Award at the Global Water Summit in Rome, Italy.