Grégoire Gaume

Grégoire Gaume

EcoEntrepreneur | Co-founder of AquActiva Solutions ®, Sana Water Solutions SL

Currently employed at Octopus Environmental LTD - Kaduna, Nigeria, Aquactiva Solutions - Valencia, Spain, 2πNET - Valencia, Spain, Inspiralia - Madrid, Spain, Climate-KIC, Sana Water Solutions S.L. - Valencia, Spain, Grupo TICE ingenieros, Freelance - New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Spain, Waterlution Oceania

Previous: CSA Booster (Climate-KIC, EIT), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) - IIAD Institute, Stormwater Solutions Consulting Ltd (New Zealand), Auroville Design Consultants (India), LUMIPLAN (France), NGO Yanapaqui (Colombia), Audencia Nantes - School of Management (France)


Previous: The University Of Auckland / Te Whare Wananga O Tamaki Makaurau, Ecole Centrale, Universidad De Los Andes, Ecole Des Mines



    Multilingual Eco-Entrepreneur, specialized in Sustainable & Decentralized Water Management, with international experience across 5 continents. During six years, I have been living and working abroad in countries of Oceania, Asia and South America; imagining and developing collaborative projects to design, teach, and raise awareness about sustainable water-energy-matter systems locally appropriated and naturally efficient. I am currently working from Valencia as an Entrepreneur and Project Manager for business ventures and projects in Europe, Asia and Africa - keeping main focus on overall Sustainability (Environmental, Economical, Societal). I have created two companies working closely with Engineering consultancies, European organizations, successful EU proposals, Embassies, NGOs and Industries to promote eco-innovative water technologies filling the gap between Research and Market.


Project Develpment Partner for Europe

At Octopus Environmental LTD - Kaduna, Nigeria

From July 2017 to Present Octopus Environmental Limited (OEL) is an indigenous company with a mission to bring the cumulative global experiences, skills and knowledge of its high caliber staff to bear in solving local problems in a sustainable way. The company harnesses the unique expertise...
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Associated Consultant

At 2πNET - Valencia, Spain

From June 2016 to Present Professional reference consultancy in Spain in sectors of Food Industry and Farming with focus on Territory Integral and Sustainable Development especially rural. We are a group of people with complementary experiences and skills with a common objective: help to convert...
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Innovation Consultant

At Inspiralia - Madrid, Spain

From April 2016 to Present - Preparation of EU H2020 projects (SME Instrument, FTI) - EU funding up to 2,5M€ for innovative products/technologies - Market Analysis, Scientific background research, Business plan, Working plan and Budget set up, IPR management, Partners negotiation - Liaising with...
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Co-Founder & CTO

At Aquactiva Solutions - Valencia, Spain

From March 2016 to Present AquActiva Solutions ® provides eco-innovative and cost-effective solutions to the sectors of Food Industry, Farming and Water Treatment. We work with innovative and sustainable technologies in water disinfection, sanitation and environmental cleanliness. We are a...
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Co-founder & CEO

At Sana Water Solutions S.L. - Valencia, Spain

From June 2015 to Present Sana Water Solutions is a start-up consulting company providing healthy, locally appropriated and truly sustainable water treatment solutions for the Water, Food and Agriculture Industries. With worldwide experience over 4 continents we know how to adapt our solutions...
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Selected profesionnal for Pioneers into Practice European Programme

At Climate-KIC

From March 2015 to Present
Pioneers into Practice is Climate-KIC’s professional mobility programme. Low Carbon Economy professionals from education, research, enterprise and administration join and put into practice their expertise to create new products and services in the field of the climate change

Environmental Water Engineer - Collaborator

At Grupo TICE ingenieros

From November 2014 to Present
- In charge of the Environmental Department - Implementation of innovative, sustainable and cost effective solutions for the Food Industry in the Valencia Region: electrolyzed water technology for water ecological treatment and reuse; water, energy, pesticides and fertilizers reduction; etc.

Environmental Consultant and Project Manager

At Freelance - New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Spain

From March 2013 to Present
Freelance consulting for various projects (Natural therapies resort, Cooperative, Spanish agribusiness, Ecovillages, Eco-farm, etc.) in Australia, Indonesia and Spain: - Concept and Technical Design for water (water supply, wastewater, stormwater) and energy (production, distribution,...
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At Waterlution Oceania

From January 2012 to Present Purpose of the NGO: inspire pattern-making and pattern-breaking change towards a healthy and sustainable relationship with water. Main tasks undertaken: - Collaborating to the first workshop to create the organization and detail goals and actions for the first year -...
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Environmental Consultant for Climate Smart Agriculture

At CSA Booster (Climate-KIC, EIT)

From September 2015 to December 2015
CSA Booster (Climate-KIC, EIT) is a brokerage organization facilitating the transition of the European agro-food sector with CSA (Climate Smart Agriculture) solutions. By boosting the large scale adoption of CSA solutions, the European agricultural sector will be able to substantially reduce GHG...
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External Lecturer & Consultant in Efficient and Sustainable Water Technologies

At Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) - IIAD Institute

From May 2015 to September 2015
Undertake conferences, consults, and participate to European programs for the Valencian Region's Food Industry and Agriculture. Working in collaboration with the Institute of Food Engineering for Development (IIAD)

Environmental Engineer

At Stormwater Solutions Consulting Ltd (New Zealand)

From January 2012 to November 2012
Stormwater management design (treatment, conveyance, disposal) for both green and brown field projects with respect to private developments and Council projects: - Low Impact Design (LID) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) using holistic approach, innovative and appropriated systems:...
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The University Of Auckland / Te Whare Wananga O Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland

Master Thesis, Civil and Environmental Engineering

From April 2011 to October 2011
Research project in innovative on-site urban stormwater management: - Assessment of the impact of a Floating Vegetated Island over highway runoff water - Field study and modeling of TSS settling rate and removal - Analysis of thermal processes involved over the pond

Ecole Centrale, Nantes

Master II, Sciences and Engineering of Urban Environments

From 2010 to 2011

Wastewater systems designer and advisor

At Auroville Design Consultants (India)

From May 2010 to August 2010
- Consult on decentralized wastewater treatment systems (septic tanks, anaerobic filters, planted filters, ponds, etc.) to reuse wastewater for irrigation - Design, supervise the construction, and monitor an innovative device for the aerobic treatment: a one meter diameter water vortex -...
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Junior Global Performance advisor

At LUMIPLAN (France)

From December 2009 to April 2010
- Economical, environmental, and societal performance audits of the company - Audits in teams of two through a series of interviews of company’s workers, managers, shareholders, customers and suppliers. - Proposal of an innovative communication system to improve relationships and information flow...
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Ecole Des Mines, Nantes

Master I, Environment Engineering

From 2006 to 2010

Project Facilitator

At NGO Yanapaqui (Colombia)

From May 2009 to August 2009
- Complete approach to project management: from designing, finding financial resources and executing the tasks - Development of workshops in organic agriculture, permaculture and alternative energies to enhance a sustainable way of living for displaced populations due to the Colombian armed...
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Junior environmental advisor

At Audencia Nantes - School of Management (France)

From March 2008 to June 2008
- Judge on a jury to assess and reward the actions of French companies towards sustainable development - Audits in teams of two through a series of interviews, comparisons and research - Written report and oral presentation presented to a panel. We won an award


  • AutoCAD drawing
  • Decentralized Water & Energy Systems
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Passive Design
  • Renewable energies
  • Sustainable development
  • Water Management

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