Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I have been active in the water well drilling industry since 2000. I worked for S&K Brunnenbohr in Austria where I drilled more than 350 drinking water wells in over 7 years as well as for the Bunbury Drilling Company in Western Australia where I drilled water wells for dewatering and drinking water purposes up to a depth of 1,000 metres.
In 2009, I shifted my focus towards sustainable development. I carried out surveys for water projects on behalf of humanitarian aid organizations in remote areas of six African countries. On many occasions I saw that the water pumps in use were unsuitable for the local conditions.
I founded the company "NSP Solar Pump e.U." in May 2010. In line with the vision to provide clean water and a sustainable technology to developing countries, the company name was changed to "PM Pumpmakers GmbH" in 2014.
PM Pumpmakers GmbH is an Austrian enterprise, specializing in the research and development of power and water, using renewable energy sources. The focus is on innovative solar pump systems - such as the patented DIY Solar Pump - for water well construction and agricultural purposes, meeting the needs of a fast-growing market.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber for Export