Innovation is InovaYa’s DNA
InovaYa’s DNA is innovation since we think that technologies should serve humankind and the environment, and not the other way around! Innovation supports our technologies, the way we deal with all our projects and the uniqueness of our economic model.
Our innovative technologies
After seven years of Research and Development, our engineering department developed their own filtration technologies for surface water and effluent treatment. It does not involve chemistry, consumables, and no filter replacement is needed for at least 10 years. Moreover, it was designed to have no impact on the environment: it does not produce any waste (such as brine), does not release chemicals (such as chlorine) and reduce water over-consumption to a minimum.
To make our installations sustainable, the materials we are using were chosen to be as long-lasting as possible,
made of recycled or recyclable materials.
We are the experts in membrane filtration and use methods which are unique: driven by a scalable program coming from a proprietary algorithm which enables the lifetime of our technologies to be increased by at least 25% and great autonomy to be achieved.
Currently marketed and deployed in several countries, our solutions can be adapted and transposed to different problems. They enable us to act on both problems relating to access to drinking water and to the treatment of industrial water and effluents.
Innovate as we understand it
Innovation supports our way to deal with our customers’, or we should say partners’ problems. We are not just mere manufacturers and we systematically encourage a field-based approach in our dealings. Dialogue, exchange and accessibility throughout our intervention, and even after that.
To stay as close as possible to the needs, projects are planned in direct collaboration with our partners and always begin with an exploratory mission or a feasibility study. Our ultimate goal is to make our customers completely autonomous in managing their equipment, as our solutions adapt to what is already there and are designed to be user-friendly.
Our ultimate interest is to create the most positive and sustainable impact, whether socially or environmentally. In parallel with the deployment of our technologies, we raise awareness amongst as many involved parties as possible about the preservation of the water resource and its proper management. Everyone is encouraged to participate in our partners’ projects on access to drinking water.
Startling by our economic model
It is true that technology innovation and social entrepreneurship are not often associated with one another. And yet, this is exactly IonovaYa’s uniqueness. As both a Jeune Entreprise Innovante [JEI: innovative young company] and an Entreprise Solidaire d’Utilité Sociale [ESUS: solidarity-based company of social utility] (ESUS), we offer our technologies to change makers.
The status of Jeune Entreprise Innovante
The status of Jeune Entreprise Innovante vouches for the significant effort InovaYa puts into Research and Development. Indeed, a third of our budget is devoted to developing and to improving our systems.
The Entreprise Solidaire d’Utilité Sociale [solidarity-based company of social utility] approval
The ESUS approval reflects our willingness to place social and environmental impact at the heart of our activity. Concretely, it means it is inscribed in our legal status. Not abiding by the different clauses can be sanctioned.
This approval means that our projects should aim at improving the living conditions of the beneficiaries and/or at reducing water-related pollution, through sustainable solutions.
In-house, the approval means the obligation to set limits on salaries and to reinvest over 50% of our profits in the company, aiming to make our actions more efficient.
Currently, we are the only water-related ESUS in France.