Hawa Water, a Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF) accelerator program member, announced that it has won the Spinneys 2021 Local Business Incubator award for their premium drinking water. As one of the winning local F&B producers, hawa® water is introducing new glass bottles, which are now available at Spinneys stores in the UAE.
Hawa Water, based in Ras Al Khaimah, harvests pure, natural drinking water from humidity through a technological process scaled for drinking water application, which is then packaged in returnable glass bottles.
Hawa Water – which joined the MBRIF accelerator program cohort in September 2021 – eliminates the reliance on scarce groundwater resources and leverages the abundant atmospheric humidity in the country to produce drinking water. Through its sustainable packaging it also reduces the overall carbon footprint of the product lifecycle.
The harvested freshwater is naturally zero-sodium, uses no chemical process, is free of BPA/plastics, rejects no effluents and targets zero bottle waste to preserve landfills for the UAE community. This aligns with the MBRIF and the UAE’s commitment to sustainability and developing a circular economy as well as with the UN Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].
Since its inception, MBRIF has played a key role in fostering and encouraging innovation & sustainability projects as part of its accelerator program and aligned with the UAE government's vision to a sustainable, circular economy.
The MBRIF Innovation Accelerator program was launched in 2018 and serves as the vehicle to identify high potential innovators from across the globe. The accelerator offers entrepreneurs access to an ecosystem of mentors, thought leaders and industry experts. To date, MBRIF has enabled over 77 businesses across sectors.