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.