People with no access to basic drinking water services.
People face sever water scarcity at least one month a year.
Even countries like Italy, Spain, United States, India, and China will face high water stress.
plastic water bottles and 275k "office" water dispensers are consumed in Italy yearly
for water bottles and plastic residue in the oceans to biodegrade
is threatened by process residuals
of alternatives like desalination
Get access to reliable,
constant, and safe water
every day of the year.
Forget about being
the water grid.
Get water in arid climates,
where other technologies
don’t even work.
A Story of Intuition and entrepreneurial vision
The entrepreneurial team is born within the HNAC (Hybrid Natural Air Conditioning) laboratory, directed by Marco Simonetti, and previously by Gianvi Fracastoro, in the Energy Department of the Politecnico di Torino. There, Vincenzo Gentile conducts his PhD research and has the intuition to apply adsorption technologies to the generation of atmospheric water, opening a new line of research and application.
A growing Network
The research stream was also developed in collaboration with Princeton University’s Chaos Lab, directed by prof. Forrest Meggers, and where Michael Bozlar – Assistant Professor of Materials Science, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas Arlington – was collaborating as a senior researcher.
A potential to be explored
In 2018-2019 Gianluca Serale, post-doc at the Energy Department and researcher at Princeton, joins the team followed by Francesco Neirotti, PhD student of the Energy Department. The filing of patents opens up the issue of identifying possible markets and business models, so in 2019 Ruggero Colombari, MBA and PhD student in Management, gets passionate about the potential of the technology and joins the team.
A New Beginning
After receiving two POC (proof-of-concept) grants by prestigious institutions,
among which Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Aquaseek is incorporated officially in 2021.
Right after that, two important investment funds, Eureka! Venture SGR and LIFTT,
decided to invest in Aquaseek to accelerate its development. Stay tuned!
Partners and supporters
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