Building water technology
leaders in Singapore
for global markets


Experienced Water Tech Investors Joining Forces

ripple2wave is a Singapore based incubator building emerging water technology leaders to serve global markets.

We are a joint venture between Singaporean VFT Ventures and Swiss-Canadian based Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognized Cleantech Investor with a twenty-year investment history. Part of this history has been a unique traction in the water space including successful exits to major industry players (SUEZ, XYLEM and BASF). Meanwhile, VFT successfully commercialised technologies from A*Star through Zweec Analytics.

ripple2wave is supported by Enterprise Singapore and PUB creating a unique eco-system for emerging water technology startups.


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Dr. Helge Daebel

Managing Director
15 years of leading the water practice at Emerald Technology Ventures. Exits include Optimatics (acquired by SUEZ), Pure Technologies (acquired by Xylem) and inge water technologies (acquired by BASF). PhD in environmental engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and MSc Civil Engineering (KIT, Germany).
Chai Meng
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Yeo Chai Meng

Chai Meng bring deep engineering and startup experience to ripple2wave. He also drives ZWEEC’s operational development and growth as its Deputy CEO. He has spearheaded projects over the last 20 years in the semiconductor, electro-optics and aerospace industries and has been involved in several engineering company start-ups. Mr Yeo holds a Master of Science (Material Science) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Dr. Catherine Yue

Associate Director
Experienced engineer in the utilities industry. Skilled in membrane separation, water quality, wastewater treatment and recycling technology. PhD (Environmental Engineering) National University of Singapore.
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Woo Sze Ming

Associate Director
10 years of startup experience as a Founder and CEO, generating recurring SaaS revenue and profit with limited capital. Won several business and technology awards in Singapore and China. Mentor to several students, entrepreneurs and SMEs. Bachelor Business Management, Singapore Management University.
Ebel Lim Shan Wen
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Ebel Lim

Incubation Manager
Ebel graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) with a Master’s degree in Technopreneurship and Innovation. Passionate in entrepreneurship, she has been a consultant to tech startups in Silicon Valley and mentored students for multiple global business competitions.
Eric Kng Xinjian
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Eric Kng

Incubation Manager
Serial entrepreneur & successful fundraiser. Power connector in both Wuhan (China) & Singapore ecosystem. Eight years of business development and overseas venturing experience in China and ASEAN has formed Eric into a versatile player helping emerging businesses navigate in both local and foreign markets.



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BacSense has developed a rapid microbial sensor that can shorten the one-day long conventional microbial detection to less than six hours. It addresses the rapidly growing demand for a faster detection method to ensure safety in the water and food & beverage industries.

GreenAct Solutions: Green Catalyst to Treat Harsh & Toxic Industrial Wastewaters

A spin-off from NUS Singapore, GreenAct Solutions offers a cost-effective eco-friendly catalyst that accelerates the chemical oxidation of recalcitrant organics otherwise difficult to treat with conventional wastewater treatment processes.

We are located at

Singapore Water Exchange (SgWX)
84 Toh Guan Rd E
Singapore 608501

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