AT THE INTERSECTION OF
ARTS, SCIENCES, & ENGINEERING.
Our mission is to contribute to Social Peace and Power
through Engineering Innovations that are extensions of Natural Ecosystems
Simple. Symbiotic. Sustainable
Wasabi is an innovation management & consulting company developing projects in fields of dire socio-environmental demand. Examples: Sustainable energy materials & technologies, quality of air & water resources, health, security.
WI projects are interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international. We consolidate our core ideas with support from academic partners and we collaborate with industry for development from prototype to scalable pilots. In the process we bridge academic research with the industry, across their social interfaces.
Each Link in our Value Chain is Grounded in Biomimicry
We noted a foundational weakness in incumbent structural and functional materials. They rarely resemble living matter. So, we decided to work with materials that are either constituents of living matter or are bio-mimetic. Our primary materials are water, and natural or biomimetic molecules and nanomaterials. While water forms the base material for our designs, other materials are surface active - they either assemble at water-gas interface or they assemble as micelles or colloids in the liquid phase.
We work with soap films and composite droplets.
Both are simple and profound in their character.
We use a soap film as a stretched semipermeable nano-composite membrane, made of a proton conducting aqueous phase sandwiched by self-assembled monolayer of surfactant molecules. Droplets that we use are generally micron and submicron size composites incorporating both structure and function within a single form.
In contrast to imposing structure on matter, our primary architectural principle is self-assembly. This approach provides adaptibility to the structure and efficiency to the function. We work with soap bubbles, soap foams, and aerosol droplets as structures that can host functional materials and gases.
Our engineering designs prioritise gravitational potential and harnessing natural potential gradients for process dynamics.
All devices and processes are subjected to LCA (life cycle assessment) and are optimised for minimizing losses and environmental footprint.
OPEN INNOVATION BUSINESS MODEL
We are a social enterprise for-profit organization focused on deriving enjoyment from our creative pursuit. Our foundational principles are protected by company by-laws.
WI aims to become a holding company spinning off start ups through its deep-tech projects and managing industry academic coordination for continuous R&D. The company innovation portfolio is envisioned to be driven by grants while revenue is expected through consultancy, IP licensing, and through equity in spinoffs.
Get to Know Us
Indro works towards solving core societal problems through building teams of conscientious innovators. He has a background in mechanical engineering and materials sciences. Indro has lived and worked in 5 countries, assimilating, and contributing to, local cultural values. When he is not working on projects, he writes short essays, plays Tai Chi, and learns Hindustani Classical Music.
Yasmina's background is in Architecture, Urban Design & International Planning, with an interest in how technologies and innovations shape society and the built environment. In her free time she enjoys film, writing, painting, singing, and dancing.
Riki is currently attending a bachelor degree program in International Business Administration, at the Vrije University of Amsterdam. He is disciplined, thanks to his professional swimming background. Working for over a year with WI, Riki has contributed mainly to the APT Project.
Stefan is an economist and financial accountant as well as a science and technology enthusiast.
Delyana works in content creation, communication strategy, and brand-building. Her background in the NGO sector contributed to her diverse knowledge in project creation from scratch, operating with EU grants, national and local funds, PR & communication, and in curating artists. She cooperates with artists in urban and mural art, contemporary dance, theatre, digital art, filmmaking, etc. She has 6 years of valuable experience in producing open access art in public space.
Preslava has a Bachelors degree in International Business Management and a Masters degree in European and International Studies. Born in Norway, raised in Austria, and educated in the UK and Italy, she started her professional journey in Bulgaria. While she seeks to enrich her knowledge in engineering, technology, and architecture, she also enjoys working with yarn and doing DIY home projects in her free time.
Jan 2019 - Jun 2023
We propose a technology paradigm shift, aimed at developing renewable solar fuel production. We have designed the concept of an economic and scalable artificial photosynthetic membrane in form of stable soap film with engineered photocatalytic surfaces.
This Project is funded by the EU Grant Agreement # 828838.
Jan 2021 - Jun 2024
Taking a cue from recent advances in organic electronic and protonic devices, we target a radical, foundational and sustainable breakthrough in device & sensor innovation, using designer soap films.
This Project is funded by the EU Grant Agreement #899205
Jun 2022 -
A One Stop Solution in Air Quality Management.
We are fundraising.