Sustainable science
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Monday 20th May 2019
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:30
Beleef Eindhoven
Jan van Lieshoutstraat 24K, 5611 EE Eindhoven

Anna's main expertise is in the transformation of systems providing human needs for e.g. energy, mobility and built environment. Such radical change is considered a precondition for reaching more sustainable paths. Anna studies system innovation processes to identify the most effective, context-sensitive strategies and policy instruments.  

Anna Wieczorek

Assistant Professor in Technology, Innovation and Science group

Eindhoven University of Technology


Water from air without energy: from concept to business

Sponsh aims to produce water from air, fully off-grid and without added energy. Although invisible to us, a large volume of water is present in the atmosphere. In dry desert areas, animals and plants learned to capture this water for their survival. We developed textiles to collect water in the same way. The potential applications are massive, to irrigate crops, regenerating desert lands or provide drinking water in remote areas. In this talk I will guide you from the conception of the materials to the business idea of Sponsh, in this exciting journey with a mission: to provide affordable water, anywhere!


Catarina Esteves

Chief Scientist at Sponsh

Eindhoven University of Technology