Fragment uit: De Toekomstbouwers, VPRO 2017

What do we stand for, what matters to us, and what future do we envision?

Our aim is to develop sustainable applications in the form of a powerful design, which we hope will inspire others and help shape our future in a positive way.

Product designer Ermi van Oers and Plant-e started to collaborate in 2016. With a target to implement Plant Microbial Fuel Cell technology in our day-to-day lives, that engages people with nature around them. In 2019 Ermi van Oers and her team started Nova Innova as a mother company where nature, science and design are being united. Next to the Living Light more applications are being developed that contributes to clean and sustainable water, air and energy systems.

Living Light, according to Ermi van Oers, is the living proof that we can work together with nature to meet our modern needs; “and how nature will take care of you if you take care of nature.”

With the Living Light, Nova Innova wants to show the power and the importance of nature and shed light on the mutual dependence between nature and mankind. Team Nova Innova, together with Plant-e, strives for a future where plants can contribute to the matrix of sustainable electricity sources; where cities are illuminated by the energy released from urban parks and where the Amazon Rainforest can function as a power plant.

Meet us

Nova Innova team

Nova Innova is a creative startup that combines nature, science and design to generate crucial, sustainable breakthroughs. The team of Nova Innova has the aim to bridge the gap between science and everyday life, by developing sustainable applications in the form of a powerful design.

Plant-e team

Plant-e is the company that works on the development of products in which electricity is generated by living plants, and where research is done on the underlying technology.