alchemia-nova was founded in Vienna in the year 2000 by Hanswerner Mackwitz, an eco-pioneer of the first days. After his death in 2010, we restructured alchemia-nova and led it from a 2-3 person institute to a 30 person research and innovation institute with an international profile. In 2006, we became Cradle to Cradle® partner. Ever since, we are fully dedicated to circular economy principles.
Our strength is creating out-of-the-box solutions by combining different disciplines. We try to connect the dots and use a systemic thinking approach for possible disruptive and game-changing innovations that are fit for future. We are well known as the “plant-guys” and for our pioneering unconventionality. We bring science to the market. Our leitmotif includes research, development and education as well as productisation, selling & consulting of circular economy and nature-based solutions.
- Exploring new areas by creating circular systems
- Defining business models of the future, which are marketable by the broad public
- Co-creating systemic approaches by enabling new multi-beneficial networks
- Developing a symbiosis of communities, companies and the people by connecting resource flows
He is evaluator, developer and initiator of many national and international and transdisciplinary projects and initiatives – co-creating ideas and nurturing them to life. The strong systems-approach combines technology innovation with nature inspiration and drives social transformation.
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