HELIOZ a leading
Social Enterprise

HELIOZ was founded by Martin Wesian in 2010. His first experience with the issue of waterborne diseases was a personal one. When he was traveling through Venezuela a number of years ago, he caught Cholera through drinking contaminated water. Since then, he has dedicated himself to finding innovative solutions to reduce the number of waterborne diseases.

The concept which caught most of his attention was ‘solar water disinfection’. This method to disinfect water does not require batteries, filters or chemicals for use, but only needs the power of the sun and a PET or Glassbottle. However, this smart and efficient method is widely unknown and only applied by a few million people worldwide. Martin Wesian believes that the main reason for this is the difficulties to explain how solar water disinfection works and how to predict the length of this process.

In the following, Martin came up with his idea: He wanted to create a sustainable and cost-effective UV measurement device to measure the process of solar water disinfection. Because the general feedback to this idea was compelling, Martin decided to realize his invention. To do so, in 2007, he signed up for a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering; his MA thesis was about the measurement device, which he later named WADI (for WAter DIsinfection).

In 2010, to promote his invention, Martin Wesian founded the company HELIOZ. Martin and the whole HELIOZ Team will continue to work hard to provide clean drinking water to everyone.

HELIOZ has its Headquaters HELIOZ R&D GmbH in Vienna and is working via HELIOZ GmbH in Vienna for the European market and via HELIOZ Global Services Ltd. for the Indian market.