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POND (Power Of Nature-based Design) is the first and unique floating network in the world which will harvest its energy from organic compounds in the water. With this energy we give water a voice to the public, by measuring its quality and by translating its wellbeing into mesmerizing different colours of lights.

The POND lights measures the water quality and visualizes it using different colours of light.


The POND system is completely powered by the bacteria living in the water. Electrogenic bacteria produce electrons while they break down organic matter.


The lights work as a magnifying glass. The beauty of the underwater world, is enlarged by light projections.

POND: Power Of Nature-based Design

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Energy from microbes

Nova Innova has created the POND network. What is more beautiful than generating electricity from a collaboration between living organisms? POND generates energy from water through the Microbial Fuel Cell technology. Simply put, it is energy generated by microbes. Microbes break down organic compounds and release electrons during this process. Nova Innova has succeeded in capturing those electrons in order to create electricity, which can be used in multiple ways: from data collection to mesmerizing light shows!

How POND can help to give your water a voice

Worldwide, 14 people die every day due to unsafe water. Currently, 60% of European water bodies are highly polluted, which poses a serious threat to the environment & public health. 

POND functions as a communication & interaction platform between the bacteria, the water and humans. By including the voice of nature in our everyday life, we can show the public that water is a living creature and needs proper taking care of. POND gives water its own voice and establishes a true dialogue between people and nature.

Nova Innova has concluded a thorough and successful development and pilot phase in The Netherlands, and is now ready for implementation. With a limited group of partners, we want to launch POND. Aiming to catalyze positive change towards a future where humans, nature, and technology thrive in symbiosis.

If you are interested in how POND can help to give your water(s) a voice, please contact us.