About us

InovaYa, a company with social and environmental impact

At InovaYa, we fight for preserving the water resource and for improving worldwide access to drinking water. As both a Jeune Entreprise Innovante [innovative young company] and an Entreprise Solidaire d’Utilité Sociale [solidarity-based company of social utility], we feel continuously pushed to innovate in search of an ever more significant impact.

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Entreprise Solidaire d'Utilité Sociale - ESUS - InovaYa

We develop our own accessible, sustainable and eco-designed technologies (pollution and environmental impact are restricted to a minimum throughout their lifetime) for the filtration and treatment of fresh water. Moreover, they are designed to make the user perfectly autonomous and independent for more than 10 years.

millions of litres of treated water

beneficiaries

OUR BACKGROUND

InovaYa’s history

2013

R&D launch

Development of a water recycling system for stand-alone hydroponic greenhouses in Romania.

2015

First filtration system

Filtration technology released as an independent full module for making water drinkable.

2016

Deploying the system in Europe

First contract won for containing an epidemic of Hepatitis A in Romania.
Winner of the National Competition Chivas Venture (Romania) for technology.

2018

Creation of InovaYa

Creation of InovaYa by its three co-founders, a company with an impact on drinking water worldwide: Khaled Al Mezayen, Justine Vidil and Guillaume Lonchamp.

• First European Call for Tenders won
Social Innovation Challenge (H2020)
• First exploratory mission to Laos
• First installation giving access to drinking water – Danube Delta – Romania

2019

Development of
Water and Effluent Treatment

After following entrepreneurial training at Ticket For Change, development of a new activity for preserving water, targeting industries.

• First industrial contract won
• Winner of the Diversidays Rhône-Alpes Competition, then integrating the board
• unYo labelling by the Solar Impulse foundation
• unYo certification by IFTS

2020

The JEI status
ESUS approval

Obtaining the status of Jeune Entreprise Innovante

Obtaining the Entreprise Solidaire d’Utilité Sociale [solidarity-based company of social utility] approval

First partnership convention with SAUR and the Nevers Agglomeration for the ARS [French Regional Health Authority] certificate

2021

Structuration and intensification of worldwide marketing

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certification

Filling of 2 patents on the functioning and hydraulic flow pattern of the unYo®

Launching of a Series A fundraising

What we do, what we believe in

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Above all, we love working with change makers and, more generally, with involved people who want to make a positive impact on the world. NGOs, public authorities, industry partners, if we offer you our know-how, it’s because YOU have the power to use it.

For access to drinking water, the most widely employed systems use sea water and underground water, because surface water is often considered as too difficult to treat due to its pollution. However…

sea water pollution
underground water

Fresh water is a precious, rare, depletable resource and a vital element. Together, we have to preserve it and make it sustainably accessible to everyone.

Beyond raising awareness amongst project sponsors (on the importance of environmental, health, economic and social aspects when choosing their system), we set out to achieve two goals:

Preserving the water resource

By treating water and industrial effluents and encouraging REUSE

Sustainably quenching thirst across the world

By improving access to drinking water for isolated communities
through clean, accessible technologies

OUR DNA

Innovation

THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Developing sustainable, innovative solutions

After several years of R&D, we became real experts in the sustainable membrane filtration of surface water.

THROUGH OUR APPROACH

Innovating through our approach to project management

We assist every project sponsor throughout the process. We have a field-oriented approach and we encourage our partners to become independent. 

THROUGH THE ECONOMIC MODEL

Startling by our singular economic model

As both a Jeune Entreprise Innovante [innovative young company] and an Entreprise Solidaire d’Utilité Sociale [solidarity-based company of social utility], we reinvest in favour of change makers.

An ambitious, committed team

Giving our work a meaning and having an ethical conscience: two mantras which influenced the professional choices each of us made. With our diverse in skills and knowledge, our team brings together people coming from completely different worlds, and looking towards the same horizon: a positive impact on the world.

khaled al mezayen president inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Khaled Al Mezayen

President
& Co-founder

Know more about me
Strengths: Diplomat and responsive
Weakness: I am always running around

A subtle mix of Syrian and Romanian, spiced up by a “French Touch”, I like to say that I am truly international.

I have a PhD in Industrial Pharmaceutics from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and a Master’s degree in Health Industry Management from the ESC Toulouse business school. I naturally turned therefore to business development abroad.

After a humanitarian mission at the Turkey-Syria border, I went back home with thing in mind: to become truly useful. Indeed, one of the main causes of child mortality throughout the world, and more particularly in conflict zones and/or isolated areas, is the absence of permanently clean water.

So, in 2013, I created a company in Romania and developed the first filtration module which had international success.

This made me confident to go further following this approach, so I set up InovaYa with the goal of offering a global solution to the water issue in isolated areas.

justine vidil chargee developpement inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Justine Vidil

Project manager
& Co-founder

Know more about me
Strength: I am persevering
Weakness: Cherries

Born in the country known for its cheese, I always travelled the world with a back-pack, settled down in Vietnam, then in Romania, and I eventually returned to France.

I have a Master’s degree in international private law and economic cooperation, and I chose early international business development missions, in different roles.

Involved in many association projects, all I wanted was to give a meaning to my work. A perfect job did not exist, so I created it with Guillaume and Khaled!

guillaume lonchamp

Guillaume Lonchamp

Financial manager
& Co-founder

Know more about me
Strength: I stay calm in (almost) any situation
Weakness: I need 8 hours of sleep

In Cameroon, I was urgently admitted into a hospital in Yaoundé after drinking contaminated water, which made be brutally realize the crucial need for access to good quality water. I was totally cured by the right treatment, but there are too many who would not have such a chance.

InovaYa was thus my dream opportunity to use my skills for a cause. My education in several English-speaking countries and three years in Romania gives me a strong cultural sensitivity (understand what you want…).

As an employee in a big group, I could see how many procedures there are. But don’t get me wrong, there’s a good side to it… (however, consume in moderation) I guess you might have an idea that I am the task master of the team. Somebody had to be… so well, here I am…

olivier boudeau technicien terrain inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Olivier Boudau

Field technician
& Field coordinator

Know more about me
Strengths: I am persevering and open-minded
Weakness: Chocolatines (typical French bakery)

Born in Paris, I came to the Toulouse region when I was 4 years old. Surrounded by parachutists, I knew very early that I wanted to work in defence and I naturally chose the Army.

I then specialised in water management and, being passionate about this subject, which is vital for our planet, I took part in many missions abroad: Réunion, ex-Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ivory Coast, Lebanon, and Mali.

I then understood that I should acquire more in-depth knowledge. For three years in my regiment, I was the manager of the water treatment cell and supervisor of the water process, trainer on water intended for human consumption and in charge of inspection and technical intervention operations relating to my position.

Since I wanted to work outside the military environment, InovaYa is the opportunity for a beautiful, personal challenge for the second part of my career.

sylvain masson ingénieur eau inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Sylvain Masson

Water engineer
R&D project officer

Know more about me
Strengths: I am patient and I adapt easily
Weaknesses:I love skiing and Lebanese food

During a one-year academic exchange programme in India, I became aware of the importance of water treatment in preventing water-borne diseases caused by contaminated water. After completing my training as an engineer at INSA in Lyon, I decided to specialise in water treatment by doing a PhD at the University Grenoble Alpes, on the problems relating to the treatment of emerging micro-pollutants, before completing my professional experience at the CNRS in Saint-Gobain, with projects on the filtration of aqueous effluents.

I now have the dream opportunity to use my knowledge and skills at InovaYa, with the goal of developing solutions for easy access to drinking water and the clean-up of industrial effluents.

After having lived in a dozen of different places in 10 years, I am finally settling down, for good, I hope!

laura roques chargee communication aya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Laura Roques

Communication officer

Know more about me
Strengths: I am positive and persevering
Weaknesses: diners with raclette dishes

My travels in different countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, made me become fully aware of the aberrations and inequalities which are still present. It is difficult to come back home and not feel the need to raise awareness and change the world! I gradually developed the vital need to give a meaning to my work, using my skills for a cause and not for a profit. So, I took the plunge with enthusiasm and left my small town in southern France to join IonovaYa’s team!

I have a Master’s degree in marketing and communication, I love to scratch my head to find the right word, to work on images, to create, to learn to surpass myself, for the sole purpose to make the projects I care about, accessible worldwide. And then, frankly, to be able to do it ethically, for a company and a team sharing my values, it’s just great!

leonardo vanin

Leonardo Vanin

Chemical engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: I am patient, and I adapt easily
Weaknesses:music & basketball

Of Brazilian origin, I began my studies in the field of chemical engineering in Francisco Beltrão. My background allowed me to make a double degree at the Technological University of Compiègne in France, where I obtained a master’s degree in process engineering.

Born in a country with serious problems in water management, and after a first experience in water treatment within a biotechnological industry, I quickly understood the need to better value and use this resource.

With that in mind, I met InovaYa team for my end-of-studies internship. After this period, my willingness to work on water issues only increased. So I joined the team, and today I work as a chemical engineer on projects related to the reuse and the purification of water.

With a wide range of opportunities in the field of effluent treatment, I am happy to continue my professional course in a company that seeks not only to improve an existing market, but also to revolutionize it, by making this vital resource accessible to everyone with better quality and more equality.

amel khalfet

Amel Khalfet

Funding & legal
monitoring officer

Know more about me
Strengths: flexibility and good mood
Weaknesses: pastries and cats

French-Tunisian, influenced by a few Mediterranean life experiences, here I am ready participate in reinventing the world of water in my own small way.

After a Master’s degree at Sciences Po Lyon in cooperation and development for the MENA region, two years of professional experience in the field of sustainable development in France and abroad (in public and private sectors, and in NGOs), and another specialization in Environmental Management at INSA Lyon, it is time for me to join the great human adventure that is InovaYa.

Deeply convinced that the change that the world needs must be carried out by companies, I want to use my skills within a company whose mission is of public interest.

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Rani Doumat

Chemical process engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Passionate, curious, with a taste for challenge
Weaknesses: Book worm, addicted to process simulation

Of Syrian origin, seeing the Middle East suffering from a huge lack of fresh water, I was confronted with the problems of water treatment from an early age. Concerned about our planet and our environment, I have always been keen to participate in its protection and to make my contribution to it.

After obtaining a first master’s degree in Chemical Process Engineering and a second in fine chemistry, I therefore turned to the water treatment sector to put cutting edge technology, Data Science, AI and math at the service of the environment. Passionate about new technologies, IT and chemistry, I worked in several companies across Middle East and France where I even started entrepreneurship as a technical consultant.

With my several years of experience in sizing, reuse of water and process optimization, I joined InovaYa family to contribute in our common quest: preserving water resources. Today I am very proud to be part of this enthusiastic and dynamic team with which I am sure we will improve the world of water.

hamza mameche ingénieur système contrôle commande InovaYa

Hamza Mamèche

Control system engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Good listener and a problem solver
Weaknesses: Curiosity, I can’t have enough on my plate

Algerian, from an electrical engineering background, I graduated as a control engineer at ENP in Oran. Then I came to France to do a Master’s degree in systems and control theory at UGA, followed by a two year research experience at INP Grenoble, where I worked on developing and applying novel control algorithms on clean energy systems.

Big believer that science and technology is the key enabler for the effort of sustaining our blue planet’s resources, I was happy to join the team at InovaYa as a control system engineer to help leading the sustainability transition in water resources technologies.

arthur suilva électricien automaticien InovaYa

Arthur Suilva

Electrician / automation
technician

Know more about me
Strengths: Rigorous, curious and passionate
Weaknesses: Good food!

Freak of scuba diving since I was 8 years old, I have been aware of ecology and the impact of human beings on water since very young. After four years spent in Guadeloupe, an archipelago facing major problems of access to drinking water, I came back to France with the desire to contribute to impact projects in the water treatment sector.

From an electrical background, I have accumulated more than 10 years of experience in electricity, mechanics, hydraulics and maintenance in large groups and medium-sized company, where I also discovered the world of automation. Passionate about technology, I trained on the job and specialized myself to become an automation technician.

If I chose to work at InovaYa, it is for its humanist values, its inspiring projects and its ambitious vision to reinvent the world of water through a more responsible approach and more sustainable technologies.

arthur suilva électricien automaticien InovaYa

Elisabeth Mary

Commercial engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Listening and perspicacity
Weaknesses:Thrillers written by Franck Thilliez

The field of water was not originally mine but as a Breton I have never been very far from it.

After my training of Biological Engineering at UTC (Technology University of Compiegne, France) I have worked over 18 years at Millipore (renowned membranes manufacturer in the pharmaceutical world, bought out by Merck KGaA in 2010) where I have enjoyed discovering pharmaceutical process and the opportunity given to fully experiment specificities of my customers factories. Very challenging as a commercial engineer dedicated to their needs.
Over the years, even if I was delighted of my contribution to the health field, the heart of my expertise was mainly summarized into selling chemical products and single-use plastic… no longer in accordance with the ecological transition that I was experimenting privately as well as volunteer.

Joining InovaYa was a great opportunity for me to give the best from my experience and to finally use my abilities and skills in a purpose aligned with my own values and perspectives.

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Thomas Mouhot

Technical manager

Know more about me
Strengths: constantly learning and nothing is impossible, that’s my motto!
Weaknesses: Metal gigs & relevant comments from my children

Back in 2000, I started my studies in Chemistry with the underlying objective of working in the area of water treatment. Training periods and various professional encounters finally decided otherwise. I spent almost 20 years inside process for plastics industry around manufacturing workshop (production team support, R&D and production management). If had once made sense, over the years, industrials activities became complete nonsense. I hate to say it but didn’t even think of seeking alternative employment until my daughter welcomed me one evening coming back from work with a beautiful banner done at school where was written: « Stop Plastics! Stop Pollution! ».

I am now very proud to join a young and sparkling team, full of enthusiasm where human, societal and environmental values are carried out by each and every team member. Joining InovaYa is an opportunity given to me to finally now be able to tell my girl: «Daddy stopped feeding whales with plastics and now gives water to human beings! » There is nothing more rewarding than this.

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Riad Ferkoul

Process and bio process
engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Organized, multipurpose and extremely keen to join InovaYa!
Weaknesses: Curiosity and judo

Of Algerian origin, I arrived in France back in 2019 after a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry to do a BS in process engineering at Grenoble Alpes University. followed by a MS in process and bioprocesses engineering at UCBL Lyon 1.

Conscious of worldwide water scarcity worldwide, I fully realized how valuable access to drinking water remains by joining InovaYa. Focused on an unacceptable proportion of people unable to reach or afford safe drinking water, working on reducing that inequity drives me every single day.

After doing my MS Internship within InovoYa, I couldn’t just walk away from such a wonderful team and decided to join InovaYa for the opportunity given to work on inspiring and challenging projects with a workforce sharing an international vision and values highly precious to me.

 

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Alexandra Dupont

Office manager

Know more about me
Strengths: Involvement in each single action, core meaning of collaborative and laughter shared
Weaknesses: In love with rugby, candies and cinnamon flavor

Numerous international experiences (privilege of age: my early 30 are unfortunately way behind…) as an Office Manager in various organizations such as audit, legal firms, insurance or industry.

To be fully honest, world of science is quite far from mine but thankfully my purpose by joining InovaYa was only to give full support to the team on all administrative and financial issues. My job is to facilitate the life of our astonishing founders, brilliant engineers, amazing technicians and entire fabulous spirits inside our international workforce.

My motto: alone you get nowhere! Driving me to seek for constant sharing. That’s specifically why, InovaYa, is exactly the right place to be.

In love with rugby, I’m always ready to play and specially for the fight in order with InovaYa to score a try and to make sure that safe water remains a resource shared by everyone.

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Aline Georges

Water project officer

Know more about me
Strengths: organized, passionate and honest
Weaknesses: Cheeses and French wines

After training in the fields of environment and water, an internship sharpened my curiosity and my interest in the international solidarity. With a double master degree in water sciences and international cooperation, I started my career in the emergency humanitarian field.

After 5 years of international expatriation in Africa and in the Middle-East, I pressed pause on this hectic pace and looked for new opportunities in France where I could extend my experience as project manager I developed abroad.

Working for InovaYa allows me to find the balance between personal and professional life I have been missing over the past years, while keeping working on problematics I estimate such as significant to me and spreading values I strongly share.

An ambitious, committed team

Giving our work a meaning and having an ethical conscience: two mantras which influenced the professional choices each of us made. With our diverse in skills and knowledge, our team brings together people coming from completely different worlds, and looking towards the same horizon:
a positive impact on the world.

khaled al mezayen president inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Khaled Al Mezayen

President
& Co-founder

Know more about me
Strengths: Diplomat and responsive
Weakness: I am always running around

A subtle mix of Syrian and Romanian, spiced up by a “French Touch”, I like to say that I am truly international.

I have a PhD in Industrial Pharmaceutics from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and a Master’s degree in Health Industry Management from the ESC Toulouse business school. I naturally turned therefore to business development abroad.

After a humanitarian mission at the Turkey-Syria border, I went back home with thing in mind: to become truly useful. Indeed, one of the main causes of child mortality throughout the world, and more particularly in conflict zones and/or isolated areas, is the absence of permanently clean water.

So, in 2013, I created a company in Romania and developed the first filtration module which had international success.

This made me confident to go further following this approach, so I set up InovaYa with the goal of offering a global solution to the water issue in isolated areas.

justine vidil chargee developpement inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Justine Vidil

Project manager
& Co-founder

Know more about me
Strength: I am persevering
Weakness: Cherries

Born in the country known for its cheese, I always travelled the world with a back-pack, settled down in Vietnam, then in Romania, and I eventually returned to France.

I have a Master’s degree in international private law and economic cooperation, and I chose early international business development missions, in different roles.

Involved in many association projects, all I wanted was to give a meaning to my work. A perfect job did not exist, so I created it with Guillaume and Khaled!

guillaume lonchamp

Guillaume Lonchamp

Financial manager
& Co-founder

Know more about me
Strength: I stay calm in (almost) any situation
Weakness: I need 8 hours of sleep

In Cameroon, I was urgently admitted into a hospital in Yaoundé after drinking contaminated water, which made be brutally realize the crucial need for access to good quality water. I was totally cured by the right treatment, but there are too many who would not have such a chance.

InovaYa was thus my dream opportunity to use my skills for a cause. My education in several English-speaking countries and three years in Romania gives me a strong cultural sensitivity (understand what you want…).

As an employee in a big group, I could see how many procedures there are. But don’t get me wrong, there’s a good side to it… (however, consume in moderation) I guess you might have an idea that I am the task master of the team. Somebody had to be… so well, here I am…

olivier boudeau technicien terrain inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Olivier Boudau

Field technician
& Field coordinator

Know more about me
Strengths: I am persevering and open-minded
Weakness: Chocolatines (typical French bakery)

Born in Paris, I came to the Toulouse region when I was 4 years old. Surrounded by parachutists, I knew very early that I wanted to work in defence and I naturally chose the Army.

I then specialised in water management and, being passionate about this subject, which is vital for our planet, I took part in many missions abroad: Réunion, ex-Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ivory Coast, Lebanon, and Mali.

I then understood that I should acquire more in-depth knowledge. For three years in my regiment, I was the manager of the water treatment cell and supervisor of the water process, trainer on water intended for human consumption and in charge of inspection and technical intervention operations relating to my position.

Since I wanted to work outside the military environment, InovaYa is the opportunity for a beautiful, personal challenge for the second part of my career.

sylvain masson ingénieur eau inovaya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Sylvain Masson

Water engineer
R&D project officer

Know more about me
Strengths: I am patient and I adapt easily
Weaknesses:I love skiing and Lebanese food

During a one-year academic exchange programme in India, I became aware of the importance of water treatment in preventing water-borne diseases caused by contaminated water. After completing my training as an engineer at INSA in Lyon, I decided to specialise in water treatment by doing a PhD at the University Grenoble Alpes, on the problems relating to the treatment of emerging micro-pollutants, before completing my professional experience at the CNRS in Saint-Gobain, with projects on the filtration of aqueous effluents.

I now have the dream opportunity to use my knowledge and skills at InovaYa, with the goal of developing solutions for easy access to drinking water and the clean-up of industrial effluents.

After having lived in a dozen of different places in 10 years, I am finally settling down, for good, I hope!

laura roques chargee communication aya - entreprise solutions potabilisation eau

Laura Roques

Communication officer

Know more about me
Strengths: I am positive and persevering
Weaknesses: diners with raclette dishes

My travels in different countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, made me become fully aware of the aberrations and inequalities which are still present. It is difficult to come back home and not feel the need to raise awareness and change the world! I gradually developed the vital need to give a meaning to my work, using my skills for a cause and not for a profit. So, I took the plunge with enthusiasm and left my small town in southern France to join IonovaYa’s team!

I have a Master’s degree in marketing and communication, I love to scratch my head to find the right word, to work on images, to create, to learn to surpass myself, for the sole purpose to make the projects I care about, accessible worldwide. And then, frankly, to be able to do it ethically, for a company and a team sharing my values, it’s just great!

leonardo vanin

Leonardo Vanin

Chemical engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: I am patient, and I adapt easily
Weaknesses:music & basketball

Of Brazilian origin, I began my studies in the field of chemical engineering in Francisco Beltrão. My background allowed me to make a double degree at the Technological University of Compiègne in France, where I obtained a master’s degree in process engineering.

Born in a country with serious problems in water management, and after a first experience in water treatment within a biotechnological industry, I quickly understood the need to better value and use this resource.

With that in mind, I met InovaYa team for my end-of-studies internship. After this period, my willingness to work on water issues only increased. So I joined the team, and today I work as a chemical engineer on projects related to the reuse and the purification of water.

With a wide range of opportunities in the field of effluent treatment, I am happy to continue my professional course in a company that seeks not only to improve an existing market, but also to revolutionize it, by making this vital resource accessible to everyone with better quality and more equality.

amel khalfet

Amel Khalfet

Funding & legal
monitoring officer

Know more about me
Strengths: flexibility and good mood
Weaknesses: pastries and cats

French-Tunisian, influenced by a few Mediterranean life experiences, here I am ready participate in reinventing the world of water in my own small way.

After a Master’s degree at Sciences Po Lyon in cooperation and development for the MENA region, two years of professional experience in the field of sustainable development in France and abroad (in public and private sectors, and in NGOs), and another specialization in Environmental Management at INSA Lyon, it is time for me to join the great human adventure that is InovaYa.

Deeply convinced that the change that the world needs must be carried out by companies, I want to use my skills within a company whose mission is of public interest.

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Rani Doumat

Chemical process engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Passionate, curious, with a taste for challenge
Weaknesses: Book worm, addicted to process simulation

Of Syrian origin, seeing the Middle East suffering from a huge lack of fresh water, I was confronted with the problems of water treatment from an early age. Concerned about our planet and our environment, I have always been keen to participate in its protection and to make my contribution to it.

After obtaining a first master’s degree in Chemical Process Engineering and a second in fine chemistry, I therefore turned to the water treatment sector to put cutting edge technology, Data Science, AI and math at the service of the environment. Passionate about new technologies, IT and chemistry, I worked in several companies across Middle East and France where I even started entrepreneurship as a technical consultant.

With my several years of experience in sizing, reuse of water and process optimization, I joined InovaYa family to contribute in our common quest: preserving water resources. Today I am very proud to be part of this enthusiastic and dynamic team with which I am sure we will improve the world of water.

hamza mameche ingénieur système contrôle commande InovaYa

Hamza Mamèche

Control system engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Good listener and a problem solver
Weaknesses: Curiosity, I can’t have enough on my plate

Algerian, from an electrical engineering background, I graduated as a control engineer at ENP in Oran. Then I came to France to do a Master’s degree in systems and control theory at UGA, followed by a two year research experience at INP Grenoble, where I worked on developing and applying novel control algorithms on clean energy systems.

Big believer that science and technology is the key enabler for the effort of sustaining our blue planet’s resources, I was happy to join the team at InovaYa as a control system engineer to help leading the sustainability transition in water resources technologies.

arthur suilva électricien automaticien InovaYa

Arthur Suilva

Electrician / automation
technician

Know more about me
Strengths: Rigorous, curious and passionate
Weaknesses: Good food!

Freak of scuba diving since I was 8 years old, I have been aware of ecology and the impact of human beings on water since very young. After four years spent in Guadeloupe, an archipelago facing major problems of access to drinking water, I came back to France with the desire to contribute to impact projects in the water treatment sector.

From an electrical background, I have accumulated more than 10 years of experience in electricity, mechanics, hydraulics and maintenance in large groups and medium-sized company, where I also discovered the world of automation. Passionate about technology, I trained on the job and specialized myself to become an automation technician.

If I chose to work at InovaYa, it is for its humanist values, its inspiring projects and its ambitious vision to reinvent the world of water through a more responsible approach and more sustainable technologies.

arthur suilva électricien automaticien InovaYa

Elisabeth Mary

Commercial engineer

Know more about me
Strengths: Listening and perspicacity
Weaknesses:Thrillers written by Franck Thilliez

The field of water was not originally mine but as a Breton I have never been very far from it.

After my training of Biological Engineering at UTC (Technology University of Compiegne, France) I have worked over 18 years at Millipore (renowned membranes manufacturer in the pharmaceutical world, bought out by Merck KGaA in 2010) where I have enjoyed discovering pharmaceutical process and the opportunity given to fully experiment specificities of my customers factories. Very challenging as a commercial engineer dedicated to their needs.
Over the years, even if I was delighted of my contribution to the health field, the heart of my expertise was mainly summarized into selling chemical products and single-use plastic… no longer in accordance with the ecological transition that I was experimenting privately as well as volunteer.

Joining InovaYa was a great opportunity for me to give the best from my experience and to finally use my abilities and skills in a purpose aligned with my own values and perspectives.

rani doumat ingénieur chimiste InovaYa

Thomas Mouhot

Technical manager

Know more about me
Strengths: constantly learning and nothing is impossible, that’s my motto!
Weaknesses: Metal gigs & relevant comments from my children

Back in 2000, I started my studies in Chemistry with the underlying objective of working in the area of water treatment. Training periods and various professional encounters finally decided otherwise. I spent almost 20 years inside process for plastics industry around manufacturing workshop (production team support, R&D and production management). If had once made sense, over the years, industrials activities became complete nonsense. I hate to say it but didn’t even think of seeking alternative employment until my daughter welcomed me one evening coming back from work with a beautiful banner done at school where was written: « Stop Plastics! Stop Pollution! ».

I am now very proud to join a young and sparkling team, full of enthusiasm where human, societal and environmental values are carried out by each and every team member. Joining InovaYa is an opportunity given to me to finally now be able to tell my girl: «Daddy stopped feeding whales with plastics and now gives water to human beings! » There is nothing more rewarding than this.

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Riad Ferkoul

Process and bio process
engineer

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Strengths: Organized, multipurpose and extremely keen to join InovaYa!
Weaknesses: Curiosity and judo

Of Algerian origin, I arrived in France back in 2019 after a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry to do a BS in process engineering at Grenoble Alpes University. followed by a MS in process and bioprocesses engineering at UCBL Lyon 1.

Conscious of worldwide water scarcity worldwide, I fully realized how valuable access to drinking water remains by joining InovaYa. Focused on an unacceptable proportion of people unable to reach or afford safe drinking water, working on reducing that inequity drives me every single day.

After doing my MS Internship within InovoYa, I couldn’t just walk away from such a wonderful team and decided to join InovaYa for the opportunity given to work on inspiring and challenging projects with a workforce sharing an international vision and values highly precious to me.

 

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Alexandra Dupont

Office manager

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Strengths: Involvement in each single action, core meaning of collaborative and laughter shared
Weaknesses: In love with rugby, candies and cinnamon flavor

Numerous international experiences (privilege of age: my early 30 are unfortunately way behind…) as an Office Manager in various organizations such as audit, legal firms, insurance or industry.

To be fully honest, world of science is quite far from mine but thankfully my purpose by joining InovaYa was only to give full support to the team on all administrative and financial issues. My job is to facilitate the life of our astonishing founders, brilliant engineers, amazing technicians and entire fabulous spirits inside our international workforce.

My motto: alone you get nowhere! Driving me to seek for constant sharing. That’s specifically why, InovaYa, is exactly the right place to be.

In love with rugby, I’m always ready to play and specially for the fight in order with InovaYa to score a try and to make sure that safe water remains a resource shared by everyone.

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Aline Georges

Water project officer

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Strengths: organized, passionate and honest
Weaknesses: Cheeses and French wines

After training in the fields of environment and water, an internship sharpened my curiosity and my interest in the international solidarity. With a double master degree in water sciences and international cooperation, I started my career in the emergency humanitarian field.

After 5 years of international expatriation in Africa and in the Middle-East, I pressed pause on this hectic pace and looked for new opportunities in France where I could extend my experience as project manager I developed abroad.

Working for InovaYa allows me to find the balance between personal and professional life I have been missing over the past years, while keeping working on problematics I estimate such as significant to me and spreading values I strongly share.

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