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INNOVATION
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

MANIFESTO


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.

Our mission is to contribute to social harmony through projects that are extensions of natural ecosystems - borrowing principles that have worked sustainably for millions of years.

WI projects are interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international. They are designed to empower existing and emerging infrastructures. 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.

VALUE CHAIN

 

Each Link in our Value Chain is Grounded in Biomimicry

DNA

We noted a foundational weakness in incumbent structural and functional materials. They do not or rarely resemble living matter. So, we decided to work with materials that are either constituents of living matter or are bio-mimetic. The primary materials we work with are thus water, and natural or nature identical molecules and nanomaterials. The secondary set of materials are bio-mimetic macromolecules and nanoparticles. While water forms the base 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.

MATERIALS

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We work with soap films and composite droplets. Both are simply 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 spherical form.

BUILDING BLOCKS

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Our primary architectural principle is self-assembly. We work with soap bubbles, soap foams, and aerosols as structural architecture hosting functional materials and gases.

ARCHITECTURES

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Our engineering designs prioritise gravity and natural convection as motive potentials. All devices and processes are subjected to LCA (life cycle assessment) and are optimised for minimizing losses and environmental footprint.

ASSEMBLED DEVICES

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We are a social enterprise for-profit organization focused on deriving our enjoyment from our creative pursuit. Our foundational principles are protected by company by-laws. WI's team is limited by a maximum 11 employees forming a close-knit family of co-workers.
WI aims to become a holding company spinning off start ups through its innovative 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.

OPEN INNOVATION BUSINESS MODEL

TEAM

Get to Know Us

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INDRANEEL SEN

Director

Indro works towards solving core societal problems through building teams of conscientious innovators. 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.

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YASMINA DIMITROVA

Project Manager

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.

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RIKI VERRICO

Project Intern

Riki is currently attending a bachlor 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. 

 

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STEFAN PETKOV

Finance Manager

Stefan is an economist and financial accountant as well as a science and technology enthusiast. 

OUR PROJECTS

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SOFIA

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.
 

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PROGENY

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

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APT

Jun 2022 -

A One Stop Solution in Air Quality Management.

We are fundraising.

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AWARE

Jun 2022 -

Desalinated Water with a Twist.

We are fundraising.

ALIGN

Jun 2022 -

A Living Lab for CO2 and N2 Valorization.

We are fundraising.

ARMED

Jan 2022 -

Neutron Detection

CONTACT US


Mobile Phone

Indraneel Sen 

+39 345 930 1523

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