NovaMea is developing and commercializing electrochemical systems for energy storage and conversion. We currently focus on anion exchange membranes (AEMs) and catalysts to enable AEM water electrolyzers, which are set to revolutionize green hydrogen production.
NovaMea SA is a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (in French: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)). The technologies of NovaMea are based on more than ten years of cutting-edge research and development in the laboratory of Prof. Xile Hu, co-founder and the first Chairman of the Board of NovaMea. The company was founded in early 2023.
NovaMea is the combination of Nova and MEA. Nova in Latin means “new”. Nova is also used in astronomy to describe the sudden appearance of a “new” star. By choosing “Nova”, we aspire to be a new star in green energy technologies. MEA is the abbreviation for “membrane electrode assembly”, which is the core of electrolyzers and fuel cells. Low-cost, scalable, and efficient MEAs are the key innovations of our company.
At the center of our logo is the edelweiss flower, Switzerland's national flower. Its presence signifies the Swiss origin of our technologies. At the center of the edelweiss is a colored rectangle, representing the membrane, NovaMea's core technology. The rectangle is surrounded by a circle representing the nucleus of the element hydrogen. Outside the edelweiss is a larger circle with a colored dot. The dot represents the hydrogen electron orbiting its nucleus. These features echo NovaMea's core areas of focus, which are green hydrogen technologies. Finally, a more hidden feature is the combination of circle and rectangle in the center of the edelweiss. This combination is the ancient Chinese sign "round sky, flat earth", signifying the philosophy of achieving balance between "ying" and "yang". The logo was designed and created by Swiss artist Prune.