Gradiant’s CEO and Co-founder Named to MIT Technology Review 2019 Innovator Under 35 List (“MIT Technology Review”)

Published on June 25, 2019


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Boston MA– June 25, 2019 – Today, Gradiant’s CEO and Co-founder, Anurag Bajpayee, was named to MIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35 in the entrepreneur category. Every year, MIT Technology Review recognizes a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. Past recipients include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin.


Dr. Bajpayee received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he developed a water treatment technology that was awarded Scientific American’s Top 10 World Changing Ideas. From there, he, along with his Co-founder and CTO Dr. Prakash Govindan, founded Gradiant, a water technology and services company that now has over 150 employees across 5 countries, over two hundred patents, and a comprehensive portfolio of water treatment technologies and solutions focused on solving the world’s most challenging water problems.


“It is an honor to be on this list and among such a revered group of people. Being recognized here has reinforced my belief that focusing on cleaning the world’s most contaminated waters in efficient and environmentally friendly ways is a worthy pursuit whose impact is well understood. Gradiant will continue to pursue this objective in order to become the world’s most impactful water company,” Dr. Bajpayee stated.


Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, said: “MIT Technology Review’s annual Innovators Under 35 list is a chance for us to honor the outstanding people behind the breakthrough technologies of the year that have the potential to disrupt our lives. These profiles offer a glimpse into what the face of technology looks like today as well as in the future.”

About Gradiant

Gradiant is a leading global solutions provider and developer of cleantech water projects for advanced water and wastewater treatment. Gradiant’s robust, end-to-end solutions and proven technical delivery and operations expertise enable sustainable and cost-effective treatment of the most complex water challenges. Gradiant was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to solve the most challenging water treatment problems through sustainable technologies to make a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy. Gradiant serves its clients around the world from its corporate headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, regional headquarters and R&D center in Singapore, and its subsidiaries Gradiant India (Chennai), Gradiant China (Shanghai, Ningbo), Sigma Water (Malaysia), Gradiant Australia (Sydney), Gradiant Energy Services (Houston and Midland, Texas, USA) and Gradiant Middle East (Saudi Arabia). For more information, please visit

About MIT Technology Review

Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899, MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned, independent media company whose insight, analysis, reviews, interviews and live events explain the commercial, social and political impact of new technologies. MIT Technology Review derives its authority from the world’s foremost technology institution and from its editors’ deep technical knowledge, capacity to see technologies in their broadest context, and unequaled access to leading innovators and researchers. MIT Technology Review’s mission is to bring about better-informed and more conscious decisions about technology through authoritative, influential and trustworthy journalism.