About us

alchemia-nova was originally found 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 lead it from a 2-3 person institute to a 20 person research and innovation Institute with an international profile. From 2006 onwards we became Cradle to Cradle® partner. Ever since, we are fully dedicated to circular economy principles, being the frontrunner in Central Europe and from 2018 onwards also Southern Europe in this area.
Our strength is creating unconventional out-of-the-box solutions by the combination of 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 & education as well as productisation, selling & consulting of circular economy and nature-based solutions.



Vision

A world in which we think in resource cycles

A world in which “contaminations” become nutrients

A world in which we focus on regeneration

Mission

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


PROJECTS

European

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PROJECTS

National

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PROJECTS

industry

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Team

Helene Pattermann
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Communications Management. Biography
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Evgenia Tsianou
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Project manager, Team coordinator; Environmental engineer & scientist, Science communicator. Biography
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Michael Naumann
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Backoffice und Marketing. Biography
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Carmen Zehetbauer
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(Maternity leave); MSc, MA; integrated and adaptive water resources management, ecological engineering, multi-stakeholder planning, innovation systems, development cooperation. Biography
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Francesco Menconi
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Sole managing director alchemia-nova GmbH; Project manager, Business development.. Biography
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Alice Tognacchini
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(Education leave); MSc; Dr.(cand.); Environmental chemistry, ecosystems, phytotechnologies. Biography
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Heinz Gattringer
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MSc; Senior developer; Renewable resources, Agriculture and agronomics, Feasibility, Technology transfer . Biography
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Maria Wirth
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MSc; project development, environmental technology, climate change adaptation, water-energy-food nexus. Biography
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Partners

Scientific partners
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Press kit

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