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

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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 and 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's, development of a new activity dedicated to 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 and 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

Certificates and qualifications

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

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certification

Launching of a Series A fundraising

2022

Recruitment and development

Development of a partnership in the Antilles with Arnold Bouton [...]

Recruitment of 10 new talents

First marine projects completed (LDA and Plastic Odyssey)

2023

Relocation, structuring and deployment

Move to new offices in Chasse-sur-Rhône for business development [...]

Structuring the company

Development of our offers

Deployment of securing and remineralization units for Guadeloupe

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:

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Preserving the water resource

By treating water and industrial effluents and encouraging REUSE

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Sustainably quenching thirst across the world

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

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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.

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Khaled Al Mezayen

President
& Co-founder

 

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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 one 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 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.

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Justine Vidil

Chief operating officer
& Co-founder

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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!

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Guillaume Lonchamp

Financial Manager
& Co-founder

 

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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 me brutally realise 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…

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Olivier Boudau

Technical Manager
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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.

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Sylvain Masson

R&D Manager
Water engineer

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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 to prevent waterborne diseases caused by contaminated water. After completing my engineering training at INSA 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 CNRS in Saint-Gobain, with projects on the filtration of aqueous effluents.

Considered an “old hand” at InovaYa, I’ve been able to see the team grow and evolve, leading to some fine achievements in facilitating access to drinking water and cleaning up industrial effluents. Achievements which, I hope, are just the first of a long list!

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Laura Roques

Communication and marketing Manager

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Strengths: I am positive and persevering
Weaknesses: diners with raclette dishes

My travels in different countries 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 InovaYa’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!

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Leonardo Vanin

Chemical engineer
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Strengths: I adapt easily and I am resourceful
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-study 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 revolutionise it, by making this vital resource accessible to everyone with better quality and more equality.

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Rani Doumat

Chemical process engineer
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Strengths: Passionate, curious and challenger
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 the 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 optimisation, I joined InovaYa family to contribute to 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.

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Hamza Mamèche

Control system engineer
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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.

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Arthur Suilva

Electrician / automation
technician

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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 specialised 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.

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Elisabeth Mary

Project officer
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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 summarised 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.

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Riad Ferkoul

Process and bio process
engineer

 

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Strengths: Organized, multipurpose and motivated
Weaknesses: Tiramisu and judo

Of Algerian origin, I began my academic journey in France after obtaining my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Science and Technology USTHB in Algiers. My thirst for knowledge then led me to take a second degree in process engineering at Grenoble Alpes University, followed by a master’s degree in process engineering and bioprocesses at UCBL Lyon 1.

My career path made me aware of the global water crisis, where almost one person in nine lacks access to drinking water. That’s why I joined InovaYa during my final year internship, where I was able to contribute to the fight against this inequality. After this experience, I chose to continue my involvement with the InovaYa team as a process and bio process engineer, focusing on research and development. I have the privilege of working on stimulating projects alongside people who share strong values and an international vision.

My aim is to use my expertise to find innovative solutions to the challenge of access to drinking water for EVERYONE, an issue I’m deeply passionate about.

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Aline Georges

Project department Manager
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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’s 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 a 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 problematic I estimate such as significant to me and spreading values I strongly share.

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ANNE-LISE CLERC

Commercial engineer
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Strengths: Dynamic and passionate
Weaknesses: Rugby and Red Hot

I’m a 24-year-old native of Bourgogne, raised on good wine and good food, and I recently completed a double degree in management and engineering in Nantes, France, where I specialised in management for sustainable development and product engineering. It was after an internship in production optimisation that I discovered my attraction for finding effective solutions.

Passionate about ecology and aware of the issues and consequences of climate change, I joined InovaYa because this company represents for me the opportunity to discover the water sector and to give meaning to my work.

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STÉPHANE BEAU

Automation technician
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Strengths: Mental arithmetic
Weaknesses: My drumsticks

I have worked for almost 20 years in various sectors of industry. My career has given me a wide range of experience, each as diverse and varied as the next. I’ve worked on big projects, sometimes smaller ones, some exciting, others less so… I’ve had emergency missions, others extremely planned, whether in France or abroad. But… despite all this diversity, I’ve always lacked the desire to contribute to projects that make sense to me. And that’s what I found at InovaYa !

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JULIEN CHABROL

Process engineer
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Strengths: Passionate and persevering
Weaknesses: OM fan and great russula seeker

Originally from Marseille, I’m now lucky enough to be able to make a living from my childhood passion by helping to preserve water quality in our region. I trained as a technician and then went on to study engineering at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in evening classes, giving me the means to make my dream come true. For 18 years, I worked for the world’s number one in the environmental sector, where I was able to discover numerous processes dedicated to wastewater treatment and drinking water production. It was an extremely enriching experience, but progressively, I climbed grades until I was no longer in contact with water.

So joining InovaYa was an opportunity for me to get back into the field, share my experience, inform our customers about the possibilities available to them for managing their effluents and develop innovative machines to meet their needs. No more suits, just passion and good humor!

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ANTOINE BAZES

Executive assistant
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Strengths: positive and versatile
Weaknesses: Greediness

The common thread running through my different experiences and what I’m passionate about is understanding other people and what motivates them. This is what made me want to live abroad for several years, between Japan, China and the United States. I’ve worked in sales-related positions, both on the purchasing/supply chain side and on the business development side, as well as managing teams.

I work on the principle that we all have common interests, the aim being to identify them and build on them to create a relationship of trust and partnership.

I was lucky enough to be able to take a break from my professional career at the beginning of 2022 to travel and give my time to causes that are of value to me, in particular by working for various NGOs. It was after this break that I joined Inovaya, because I wanted to continue dedicating my time to meaningful causes.

I work on the principle that we can all help change the world in our own way, and I wanted to contribute to making the world a better place, or at least closer to the world I want to live in. And InovaYa’s project to preserve water resources and make them accessible to all was completely in line with this desire.

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THIBAULT ROUDIER

InovaYa ambassador
on Plastic Odyssey expedition

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Strengths: Curious, committed and honest 
Weaknesses: Karaoke

I grew up near by the Mediterranean Sea and I have a great curiosity about the world.

With a general engineering background, I studied entrepreneurship and technological innovation. My interest in environmental issues led me to be trained in recycling and eco-design, and I’m happy to share my enthusiasm for these subjects.

I decided to join InovaYa because of its human-centred principles, its stimulating projects and its bold vision to transform the water industry by adopting a responsible approach and focusing on sustainable technologies. I am currently working as a VIE on Plastic Odyssey’s round-the-world expedition.

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CHRISTOPHE BOINET

Quality Safety Environment Manager

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Strengths: Listening and diplomacy
Weaknesses: Pastries

I have over 20 years’ experience in quality management. I have held these positions within large industrial groups and SMEs in various sectors (agri-food industry, building materials, environmental engineering, chemicals). At the same time, in my spare time, I trained in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in particular. I also worked in the water sector in an engineering office, focusing on river quality. So getting back into the water business by joining InovaYa is a path that combines a quest for meaning and the use of my experience as a quality specialist to progress together in the structuring of our processes.

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CLÉO SMAGHE

Communication working student
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Strengths: Smiling and positive
Weaknesses: techno and desserts ! 

Originally from the South of France, I spent all my schooling in the small tourist town of Uzès. I moved to Lyon to study at the ISCOM communications school and I am currently in my 4th year, specialising in the press and public relations. I have instinctively focused my studies on the world of humanitarian aid and environment.

As my childhood was punctuated by travel, discovery and exchange, there was only one thing I dreamed of: to travel the world in search of meaning. So, at the age of 20, I took my first solo trip, a 2-month humanitarian mission to the island of Zanzibar. When I got back, all I wanted to do was to start over. My wish came true, and a year later I moved to Seoul, in South Korea, for almost 5 months. On my return, I was looking for a work-study program that would match my desires, values and dreams. That is how I came to cross paths with InovaYa, marking the start of a new personal and professional adventure driven by strong human and ecological concerns.

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Annabel grindatto

Financial controller
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Strengths: determined and curious
Weaknesses: Jura wines and horror films

I began my career in the documentary industry as a production assistant. My taste for organisation, structuring and precise figures led me to work as a management officer and then as an administrative and financial manager in various organisations: associations, semi-public institutions, startups and SSE companies.

My aspiration is to deconstruct the dusty image of the ‘accounts department’ (with its chain spectacles and indigestible reports) and to make administrative and financial management attractive and fun!

After 10 years in this profession, I had two key objectives: to validate my experience in the field with a degree and to put my experience to work for a company with strong values.

After obtaining my Master 2 in Management Control, I’m proud to be joining InovaYa to put my experience at the service of Guillaume and a cause that’s close to my heart: access to drinking water for all and the preservation of this resource and our planet!

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jelle koopman

Sales engineer
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Strengths: honest and optimistic
Weaknesses: chocolate and good red wine !

Originally from the Netherlands, I love to travel, broaden my horizon and experience new cultures and environments. During one of my trips, I discovered the beauty of France, where I decided to settle, near the mountains of the south-east.

Ever since I was young, I have found water to be fascinating. Water is the main liquid found inside our own body, it’s the universe’s best solvent, and when frozen you can skate on it. Pretty interesting right ?

After working for various technical companies, I quickly realized that water treatment is useful for many diverse applications and environments around the world. 10 years later, I still enjoy learning about new applications and technologies in water treatment.

So I joined InovaYa because I felt there was a certain healthy and positive working atmosphere. And the company’s sustainable, responsible and connected mission allows me to create, on my own scale, a positive impact on the world around me.

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géraldine lavy-lassis

Human Resources Manager
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Strengths: motivated and dynamic
Weaknesses: dark chocolate and jokes 

Originally from the mountains, I like to say that the Salève de la Yaute is my mountain! I have a weakness for the red fruit and dark chocolate. Yes, it’s the Yaute marmot that puts the chocolate in the aluminium foil. When I was young, my brother and I used to wander along mountain streams, discovering nature and imagining my greatest adventures.

Now that I’m a mother, I have a deep desire to share and help my children discover the world, its landscapes, nature and its beauty. I’m becoming more and more aware of the need to protect the environment and preserve it… I want to give meaning even to my footprint on Earth.

That’s why joining InovaYa, a company that is so innovative and vital to this world, seemed obvious and essential. As HR Manager, I’m proud to support every InovaYa employee in this wonderful adventure of providing drinking water for everyone. When will it be your turn?

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timothé vienne

Project Manager
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Strengths: curious and engaged
Weaknesses: pisco sour and morning stretches 

Passionate about travel, I’ve always sought to understand the world around me. I quickly became aware of the issues surrounding climate change and wanted to help protect it by doing my bit.

Following my engineering training, I worked for nearly three years as an energy efficiency project engineer in French industry. In 2020, after a year cooped up in my Paris flat, I decided to follow my intuition and travel to South America. This led me to work for an NGO helping Venezuelan caminantes in Colombia. This one-year experience was a real wake-up call for me, with the leitmotiv of making myself useful and fighting against inequalities.

When I finished my master’s degree in international solidarity, the opportunity to join InovaYa seemed obvious. Aware of the crucial issue of preserving water resources, working at InovaYa was an opportunity for me to discover this environment by combining my skills in the fields of industry and international solidarity, while continuing to give meaning to my work.

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SIMON percher

Hydraulic technician
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Strengths: passionate and generous
Weaknesses: vegetables and football

Born in the region of the Auvergne volcanoes, I love to explore and discover this nature. As a huge football fan and chauvinist, I’m proud of my region. I love to travel and have a passion for the great Canadian outdoors.

I’m passionate about nature, technology, construction and imagination, so I naturally turned to the world of water treatment.Joining InovaYa is an opportunity for me to bring my skills and expertise to create innovative solutions that will leave a mark and a positive impact for future generations.

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Agathe herblot

Design and development
engineer

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Strengths: motivated and curious
Weaknesses: Orelsan and chocolate

Originally from Normandy, I love sport as much as chocolate, treks in the mountains as much as evenings by the sea, and I never say no to a good glass of wine!

During my engineering studies, I quickly felt the need to combine a sense of usefulness and technical skills in my future job. During my engineering studies, I quickly felt the need to combine a sense of usefulness and technical skills in my future job. I’d been aware of the problem of access to water from an early age, thanks to my many travels, so it was only natural that I should turn my attention to preserving this resource.

Interested in the technical aspects of water treatment and product development, I was particularly keen to give meaning to my work by joining a committed and innovative company. Joining InovaYa was the ideal opportunity to combine all these desires, in a friendly team atmosphere.

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CINDY COURTOT

Administrative assistant
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Strengths: smiling and adaptable
Weaknesses: my 4 morning coffees

Running backstage to allow the actors to shine is my daily challenge.

With a degree in marketing and international trade, I spent several years working for major groups. I began by developing expertise in international logistics, then managed a large number of foreign customer accounts in the pharmaceutical industry.

The support I’ve given to customers and teams over the years has been a real eye-opener. So, I decided to build on this experience and help InovaYa with its hectic administrative management. Joining InovaYa gives meaning to my work. I make sure that everything runs smoothly and that every member of the team feels really good.

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EDITH CRUZADO

R&D chemical engineer
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Strengths: optimistic and engaged
Weaknesses: ice cream and chocolate

Originally from Peru, I grew up near the Pacific Ocean in a tropical climate. I have always been driven by a passion for science, to discover the world, and a desire to impact the world positively. I have a double Ph.D degree in Analytical Chemistry by the french University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) and Engineering by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Then, a Master’s degree from the University of Salamanca in Spain and a bachelor’s degree from Peru in Chemical Engineering.

I have dedicated my career to science and environmental recherche. Indeed, I had the opportunity to develop expertise in a range of topics such as nanoparticles, plants, soils, and metals. With an international background that includes positions at institutions, universities, and laboratories in France, Poland, Spain, and Peru. All these experiences have enabled me to acquire a range of skills, particularly linguistic skills. In fact, I speak three languages: French, English and Spanish.

I decided to join InovaYa because is a sustainable company dedicated to preserving the water resource, which is essential for life, the environment, and health. In addition, InovaYa has stimulating projects and sustainable and eco-designed technologies. This allows me to continue in the line of my professional expertise in environmental research, bringing my skills to create innovative solutions that will help preserve this resource.

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BETTY CORBINEAU

Client Project Manager
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Strengths: my insatibale desire to learn
Weaknesses: pancakes and waffles

After studying design and innovation in Reims, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, and Saint-Étienne, I finally settled in the Drôme region to begin my professional career.

With a longstanding commitment to environmental preservation and a somewhat peculiar passion for waste, I continue my ecological journey in the field of water. Consequently, I have joined Inovaya as a Client Project Manager to contribute to preserving this resourve, and taking pride in my work at the same time.

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Zie mamadou coulibaly

Data scientist
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Strengths: persevering and a problem-solver
Weaknesses: sport 

Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, I left my home country to pursue a master’s degree in Agricultural Development and Agribusiness (Agroeconomics and Statistics) at the University of Tiaret in Algeria. Subsequently, I moved to France to complete another master’s degree in Data Science in the sectors of agriculture and agribusiness at the UniLaSalle Polytechnic Institute, on the Rouen campus. Concurrently, I also earned a master’s degree in Public Health, Methodology and Statistics in Biomedical Research, from the University of Paris Saclay.
During an internship in London as a data scientist, I worked on soil moisture sensors, connected devices, and the automation of solenoid valves for water management via AI.

This experience sparked a passion for water, leading me to specialize in this field through my multidisciplinary background. This path brought me to InovaYa as a Data Scientist Engineer, where I contribute to innovative and essential projects aimed at ensuring access to a vital resource: water; and participating in its protection.

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Aurélien Besson

Electrician / Automation
technician

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Strengths: passionate and engaged
Weaknesses: desserts and running 

Originally from the western Rhône region, upon completing my studies I have been working since in the fields of industrial computing, process automation, and building/tertiary automation, across various types of systems.

Deeply committed to human relationships and values, I engage in a sports club as a football coach and contribute to humanitarian efforts, specifically in designing systems that provide access to electricity and water for everyone. I have long sought projects that align with these human values, and InovaYa allows me to apply my technical skills to causes that are important to me.

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.

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Khaled Al Mezayen

President
& Co-founder

 

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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 one 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 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.

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Justine Vidil

Chief operating officer
& Co-founder

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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!

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Guillaume Lonchamp

Financial Manager
& Co-founder

 

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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 me brutally realise 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…

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Olivier Boudau

Technical Manager
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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.

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Sylvain Masson

R&D Manager
Water engineer

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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 to prevent waterborne diseases caused by contaminated water. After completing my engineering training at INSA 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 CNRS in Saint-Gobain, with projects on the filtration of aqueous effluents.

Considered an “old hand” at InovaYa, I’ve been able to see the team grow and evolve, leading to some fine achievements in facilitating access to drinking water and cleaning up industrial effluents. Achievements which, I hope, are just the first of a long list!

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Laura Roques

Communication and marketing Manager

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Strengths: I am positive and persevering
Weaknesses: diners with raclette dishes

My travels in different countries 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 InovaYa’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!

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Leonardo Vanin

Chemical engineer
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Strengths: I adapt easily and I am resourceful
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-study 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 revolutionise it, by making this vital resource accessible to everyone with better quality and more equality.

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Rani Doumat

Chemical process engineer
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Strengths: Passionate, curious and challenger
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 the 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 optimisation, I joined InovaYa family to contribute to 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.

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Hamza Mamèche

Control system engineer
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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.

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Arthur Suilva

Electrician / automation
technician

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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 specialised 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.

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Elisabeth Mary

Project officer
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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 summarised 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.

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Riad Ferkoul

Process and bio process
engineer

 

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Strengths: Organized, multipurpose and motivated
Weaknesses: Tiramisu and judo

Of Algerian origin, I began my academic journey in France after obtaining my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Science and Technology USTHB in Algiers. My thirst for knowledge then led me to take a second degree in process engineering at Grenoble Alpes University, followed by a master’s degree in process engineering and bioprocesses at UCBL Lyon 1.

My career path made me aware of the global water crisis, where almost one person in nine lacks access to drinking water. That’s why I joined InovaYa during my final year internship, where I was able to contribute to the fight against this inequality. After this experience, I chose to continue my involvement with the InovaYa team as a process and bio process engineer, focusing on research and development. I have the privilege of working on stimulating projects alongside people who share strong values and an international vision.

My aim is to use my expertise to find innovative solutions to the challenge of access to drinking water for EVERYONE, an issue I’m deeply passionate about.

 

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Aline Georges

Project department Manager
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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’s 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 a 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 problematic I estimate such as significant to me and spreading values I strongly share.

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ANNE-LISE CLERC

Commercial engineer
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Strengths:Dynamic and passionate
Weaknesses: Rugby and Red Hot 

I’m a 24-year-old native of Bourgogne, raised on good wine and good food, and I recently completed a double degree in management and engineering in Nantes, France, where I specialised in management for sustainable development and product engineering. It was after an internship in production optimisation that I discovered my attraction for finding effective solutions.

Passionate about ecology and aware of the issues and consequences of climate change, I joined InovaYa because this company represents for me the opportunity to discover the water sector and to give meaning to my work.

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STÉPHANE BEAU

Automation technician
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Strengths: Mental arithmetic
Weaknesses: My drumsticks

I have worked for almost 20 years in various sectors of industry. My career has given me a wide range of experience, each as diverse and varied as the next. I’ve worked on big projects, sometimes smaller ones, some exciting, others less so… I’ve had emergency missions, others extremely planned, whether in France or abroad. But… despite all this diversity, I’ve always lacked the desire to contribute to projects that make sense to me. And that’s what I found at InovaYa!

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JULIEN CHABROL

Process engineer
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Strengths: Passionate and persevering
Weaknesses: OM fan and great russula seeker

Originally from Marseille, I’m now lucky enough to be able to make a living from my childhood passion by helping to preserve water quality in our region. I trained as a technician and then went on to study engineering at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in evening classes, giving me the means to make my dream come true. For 18 years, I worked for the world’s number one in the environmental sector, where I was able to discover numerous processes dedicated to wastewater treatment and drinking water production. It was an extremely enriching experience, but progressively, I climbed grades until I was no longer in contact with water.

So joining InovaYa was an opportunity for me to get back into the field, share my experience, inform our customers about the possibilities available to them for managing their effluents and develop innovative machines to meet their needs. No more suits, just passion and good humor!

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ANTOINE BAZES

Executive assistant
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Strengths: positive and versatile
Weaknesses: Greediness

The common thread running through my different experiences and what I’m passionate about is understanding other people and what motivates them. This is what made me want to live abroad for several years, between Japan, China and the United States. I’ve worked in sales-related positions, both on the purchasing/supply chain side and on the business development side, as well as managing teams.

I work on the principle that we all have common interests, the aim being to identify them and build on them to create a relationship of trust and partnership.

I was lucky enough to be able to take a break from my professional career at the beginning of 2022 to travel and give my time to causes that are of value to me, in particular by working for various NGOs. It was after this break that I joined Inovaya, because I wanted to continue dedicating my time to meaningful causes.

I work on the principle that we can all help change the world in our own way, and I wanted to contribute to making the world a better place, or at least closer to the world I want to live in. And InovaYa’s project to preserve water resources and make them accessible to all was completely in line with this desire.

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THIBAULT ROUDIER

InovaYa ambassador
on Plastic Odyssey expedition

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Strengths: Curious, committed and honest 
Weaknesses: Karaoke

I grew up near by the Mediterranean Sea and I have a great curiosity about the world.

With a general engineering background, I studied entrepreneurship and technological innovation. My interest in environmental issues led me to be trained in recycling and eco-design, and I’m happy to share my enthusiasm for these subjects.

I decided to join InovaYa because of its human-centred principles, its stimulating projects and its bold vision to transform the water industry by adopting a responsible approach and focusing on sustainable technologies. I am currently working as a VIE on Plastic Odyssey’s round-the-world expedition.

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CHRISTOPHE BOINET

Quality Safety Environment Manager


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Strengths: Listening and diplomacy
Weaknesses: Pastries

I have over 20 years’ experience in quality management. I have held these positions within large industrial groups and SMEs in various sectors (agri-food industry, building materials, environmental engineering, chemicals). At the same time, in my spare time, I trained in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in particular. I also worked in the water sector in an engineering office, focusing on river quality. So getting back into the water business by joining InovaYa is a path that combines a quest for meaning and the use of my experience as a quality specialist to progress together in the structuring of our processes.

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CLÉO SMAGHE

Communication working student
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Strengths: Smiling and positive
Weaknesses: techno and desserts ! 

Originally from the South of France, I spent all my schooling in the small tourist town of Uzès. I moved to Lyon to study at the ISCOM communications school and I am currently in my 4th year, specialising in the press and public relations. I have instinctively focused my studies on the world of humanitarian aid and environment.

As my childhood was punctuated by travel, discovery and exchange, there was only one thing I dreamed of: to travel the world in search of meaning. So, at the age of 20, I took my first solo trip, a 2-month humanitarian mission to the island of Zanzibar. When I got back, all I wanted to do was to start over. My wish came true, and a year later I moved to Seoul, in South Korea, for almost 5 months. On my return, I was looking for a work-study program that would match my desires, values and dreams. That is how I came to cross paths with InovaYa, marking the start of a new personal and professional adventure driven by strong human and ecological concerns.

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Annabel grindatto

Financial controller
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Strengths: determined and curious
Weaknesses: Jura wines and horror films

I began my career in the documentary industry as a production assistant. My taste for organisation, structuring and precise figures led me to work as a management officer and then as an administrative and financial manager in various organisations: associations, semi-public institutions, startups and SSE companies.

My aspiration is to deconstruct the dusty image of the ‘accounts department’ (with its chain spectacles and indigestible reports) and to make administrative and financial management attractive and fun!

After 10 years in this profession, I had two key objectives: to validate my experience in the field with a degree and to put my experience to work for a company with strong values.

After obtaining my Master 2 in Management Control, I’m proud to be joining InovaYa to put my experience at the service of Guillaume and a cause that’s close to my heart: access to drinking water for all and the preservation of this resource and our planet!

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jelle koopman

Sales Engineer
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Strengths: honest and optimistic
Weaknesses: chocolate and good red wine !

Originally from the Netherlands, I love to travel, broaden my horizon and experience new cultures and environments. During one of my trips, I discovered the beauty of France, where I decided to settle, near the mountains of the south-east.

Ever since I was young, I have found water to be fascinating. Water is the main liquid found inside our own body, it’s the universe’s best solvent, and when frozen you can skate on it. Pretty interesting right ?

After working for various technical companies, I quickly realized that water treatment is useful for many diverse applications and environments around the world. 10 years later, I still enjoy learning about new applications and technologies in water treatment.

So I joined InovaYa because I felt there was a certain healthy and positive working atmosphere. And the company’s sustainable, responsible and connected mission allows me to create, on my own scale, a positive impact on the world around me.

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géraldine lavy-lassis

Human Resources Manager
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Strengths: motivated and dynamic
Weaknesses: dark chocolate and jokes 

Originally from the mountains, I like to say that the Salève de la Yaute is my mountain! I have a weakness for the red fruit and dark chocolate. Yes, it’s the Yaute marmot that puts the chocolate in the aluminium foil. When I was young, my brother and I used to wander along mountain streams, discovering nature and imagining my greatest adventures.

Now that I’m a mother, I have a deep desire to share and help my children discover the world, its landscapes, nature and its beauty. I’m becoming more and more aware of the need to protect the environment and preserve it… I want to give meaning even to my footprint on Earth.

That’s why joining InovaYa, a company that is so innovative and vital to this world, seemed obvious and essential. As HR Manager, I’m proud to support every InovaYa employee in this wonderful adventure of providing drinking water for everyone. When will it be your turn?

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timothé vienne

Project Manager
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Strengths: curious and engaged
Weaknesses: pisco sour and morning stretches 

Passionate about travel, I’ve always sought to understand the world around me. I quickly became aware of the issues surrounding climate change and wanted to help protect it by doing my bit.

Following my engineering training, I worked for nearly three years as an energy efficiency project engineer in French industry. In 2020, after a year cooped up in my Paris flat, I decided to follow my intuition and travel to South America. This led me to work for an NGO helping Venezuelan caminantes in Colombia. This one-year experience was a real wake-up call for me, with the leitmotiv of making myself useful and fighting against inequalities.

When I finished my master’s degree in international solidarity, the opportunity to join InovaYa seemed obvious. Aware of the crucial issue of preserving water resources, working at InovaYa was an opportunity for me to discover this environment by combining my skills in the fields of industry and international solidarity, while continuing to give meaning to my work.

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SIMON percher

Hydraulic technician
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Strengths: passionate and generous
Weaknesses: vegetables and football

Born in the region of the Auvergne volcanoes, I love to explore and discover this nature. As a huge football fan and chauvinist, I’m proud of my region. I love to travel and have a passion for the great Canadian outdoors.

I’m passionate about nature, technology, construction and imagination, so I naturally turned to the world of water treatment.Joining InovaYa is an opportunity for me to bring my skills and expertise to create innovative solutions that will leave a mark and a positive impact for future generations.

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Agathe herblot

Design and development
engineer

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Strengths: motivated and curious
Weaknesses: Orelsan and chocolate

Originally from Normandy, I love sport as much as chocolate, treks in the mountains as much as evenings by the sea, and I never say no to a good glass of wine!

During my engineering studies, I quickly felt the need to combine a sense of usefulness and technical skills in my future job. During my engineering studies, I quickly felt the need to combine a sense of usefulness and technical skills in my future job. I’d been aware of the problem of access to water from an early age, thanks to my many travels, so it was only natural that I should turn my attention to preserving this resource.

Interested in the technical aspects of water treatment and product development, I was particularly keen to give meaning to my work by joining a committed and innovative company. Joining InovaYa was the ideal opportunity to combine all these desires, in a friendly team atmosphere.

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CINDY COURTOT

Administrative assistant
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Strengths: smiling and adaptable
Weaknesses: my 4 morning coffees

Running backstage to allow the actors to shine is my daily challenge.

With a degree in marketing and international trade, I spent several years working for major groups. I began by developing expertise in international logistics, then managed a large number of foreign customer accounts in the pharmaceutical industry.

The support I’ve given to customers and teams over the years has been a real eye-opener. So, I decided to build on this experience and help InovaYa with its hectic administrative management. Joining InovaYa gives meaning to my work. I make sure that everything runs smoothly and that every member of the team feels really good.

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EDITH CRUZADO

R&D chemical engineer
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Strengths: optimistic and engaged
Weaknesses: ice cream and chocolate

Originally from Peru, I grew up near the Pacific Ocean in a tropical climate. I have always been driven by a passion for science, to discover the world, and a desire to impact the world positively. I have a double Ph.D degree in Analytical Chemistry by the french University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) and Engineering by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Then, a Master’s degree from the University of Salamanca in Spain and a bachelor’s degree from Peru in Chemical Engineering.

I have dedicated my career to science and environmental recherche. Indeed, I had the opportunity to develop expertise in a range of topics such as nanoparticles, plants, soils, and metals. With an international background that includes positions at institutions, universities, and laboratories in France, Poland, Spain, and Peru. All these experiences have enabled me to acquire a range of skills, particularly linguistic skills. In fact, I speak three languages: French, English and Spanish.

I decided to join InovaYa because is a sustainable company dedicated to preserving the water resource, which is essential for life, the environment, and health. In addition, InovaYa has stimulating projects and sustainable and eco-designed technologies. This allows me to continue in the line of my professional expertise in environmental research, bringing my skills to create innovative solutions that will help preserve this resource.

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BETTY CORBINEAU

Client Project Manager
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Strengths: my insatibale desire to learn
Weaknesses: pancakes and waffles

After studying design and innovation in Reims, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, and Saint-Étienne, I finally settled in the Drôme region to begin my professional career.

With a longstanding commitment to environmental preservation and a somewhat peculiar passion for waste, I continue my ecological journey in the field of water. Consequently, I have joined Inovaya as a Client Project Manager to contribute to preserving this resourve, and taking pride in my work at the same time.

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Zie mamadou coulibaly

Data scientist
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Strengths: persevering and a problem-solver
Weaknesses: sport 

Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, I left my home country to pursue a master’s degree in Agricultural Development and Agribusiness (Agroeconomics and Statistics) at the University of Tiaret in Algeria. Subsequently, I moved to France to complete another master’s degree in Data Science in the sectors of agriculture and agribusiness at the UniLaSalle Polytechnic Institute, on the Rouen campus. Concurrently, I also earned a master’s degree in Public Health, Methodology and Statistics in Biomedical Research, from the University of Paris Saclay.
During an internship in London as a data scientist, I worked on soil moisture sensors, connected devices, and the automation of solenoid valves for water management via AI.

This experience sparked a passion for water, leading me to specialize in this field through my multidisciplinary background. This path brought me to InovaYa as a Data Scientist Engineer, where I contribute to innovative and essential projects aimed at ensuring access to a vital resource: water; and participating in its protection.

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Aurélien Besson

Electrician / Automation
technician

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Strengths: passionate and engaged
Weaknesses: desserts and running 

Originally from the western Rhône region, upon completing my studies I have been working since in the fields of industrial computing, process automation, and building/tertiary automation, across various types of systems.

Deeply committed to human relationships and values, I engage in a sports club as a football coach and contribute to humanitarian efforts, specifically in designing systems that provide access to electricity and water for everyone. I have long sought projects that align with these human values, and InovaYa allows me to apply my technical skills to causes that are important to me.

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