Why We Do This

Over the past centuries, technological developments have massively improved life for human beings: less hunger, less illnesses, less infant mortalities, more equality and less wars. There is one big loser due to human’s development: nature.

We thoroughly believe that technology can be used to improve both people and planet. And who better to learn from than from nature itself. Indeed, we are fond of Biomimicry or Blue Economy thinking. Just like nature, our product is both ingenious and simple. And can have a major positive impact on the world, both on society and on the environment. Not only do we make a product that has a positive impact. We also make the product in a sustainable way. We offset all our CO2, like travel and material production.

Our core values are:

  • Sustainability: Striving for 100% sustainability, profitability and business ethics
  • Innovation: Continuously innovate, improve and introspect to remain a world leader
  • Great Place to Work: Working smart, enjoying what we do, inspiring each other and having enough laughs along the way

Part of our future profits go to the Sponsh Foundation, to provide water solutions for those with the least resources and in areas with very low humidity levels.

How Did It All Start

The idea for Sponsh started while traveling with a camper through Portugal in summer. The country was experiencing its worst drought in years. It had not rained for several months, the land was yellow and the water reservoirs at their lowest ever. Still, every morning our gear outside was soaking wet. Remembering one of the ideas in Blue Economy, we got into contact with Eindhoven University of Technology. They had recently done an amazing bionica invention in water absorption from the air. We decided to work together to scale-up this material and make it into a product available for everyone.

Our Vision

We envision a greener world with affordable, abundant water for plants, animals and people.

Our Mission

Inspired by nature, we develop smart solutions to produce affordable water for everyone. Solving water scarcity around the globe and revitalising communities affected by drought. Allowing sufficient opportunity to produce healthy food in pace with a growing demand. Turning barren earth into green lands.

Lourens Boot

Co-founder, CEO

Passion for technological solutions for environmental issues
Oil man gone green
As a kid, Lourens was convinced he could fly with self-made wings
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Dr Catarina Esteves

Co-founder, chief scientist

The brains behind this awesome invention
Author of more than 44 scientific publications
Invented a coating so she doesn’t need to wash her car
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Kurt Hamming

Co-founder, CFO

Get’s energy from building early stage companies in diverse industries
With academic background in philosophy and law
Kurt spends hours watching grandmasters play online speed chess
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Doris Kraljic

Water Market Research

Passionate about environment preservation
Wanderlust
Years ago Doris discovered the meaning of life, but forgot to write it down
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Ela Zohrevandi

Customer Validation

MSc student at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Involved in testing the prototype
Proud owner of an imaginary cat called Madison
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Dr. Jorrit de Jong

Product development & Scale-up

Experienced material developer
Likes to see ideas and concepts implemented
Enjoys growing his own plants – and needs Sponsh when on holidays
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Drs Joost Tjaden

Board Member

One of the first private equity experts in The Netherlands
Serves on the supervisory board of several successful international companies
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