Our Story

In 2017, a group of five young entrepreneurs from around the globe were selected as the ’25 under 25 Earthpreneurs’ for the Young Sustainable Impact 2017 innovation program in Oslo, Norway. After working online for four and a half months and having done extensive research in Sustainable Development Goal challenges, the team decided to work on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. This was the birth of Xyla Water.

Xyla Water is an impact startup that aims to tackle the sixth UN SDG “Clean Water and Sanitation” by constantly innovating to solve the world water problems via groundbreaking technology, empathetic education and meaningful collaborations.

Xyla Water is in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Tata Centre for Technology and Design, USA and are supported by researchers at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), in Lahore, Pakistan to help realise a future with global access to clean water.

The diverse team of co-founders are from Belgium, India, Pakistan and Palestine. Xyla Water has received recognition in several international media avenues like Finansavisen, one of Norway’s largest newspapers and Mvslim.



Xyla founders get accepted to YSI accelerator program.


Xyla water is born.


Founders meet in person in Oslo Norway and get mentored by great impact investor.


Crowdfunding campaign is launched.


Xyla comes 2nd runner up at Hashoo Foundation.


Xyla delivers first workshop on water in Pakistan.


Xyla comes up as runners up at Harvard Seed Grant.