WATER SCARCITY IN NUMBERS
People with no access to basic drinking water services.
People face sever water scarcity at least one month a year.
Half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
Even countries like Italy, Spain, United States, India, and China will face high water stress.
Bringing water everywhere: current alternatives can be harmful for our planet.
for water bottles and plastic residue
in the oceans to biodegrade
8 Billion plastic
and 275k "office" water dispensers
are consumed in Italy every year
with process residuals
of alternatives like desalination
We developed and patented a game-changing technology
that uses atmosphere as a readily accessible
clean water source.
An innovative Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)
that uses low-temperature heat to collect water from air.
Reliable, constant, and safe water
every day of the year.
Free to live
from the water grid.
Working even in arid climates,
where other technologies can’t.
Based on patented food-grade biopolymer and ahermodynamic cycle
to collect clean fresh water and make it available for human use.
Politecnico di Torino
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, and reaching an agreement
with two important investment funds, Eureka! Venture SGR and LIFTT,
Aquaseek is incorporated officially in 2021.
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