NEXUS Center NL creates partnerships in the Netherlands that can benefit our social projects. The aim is to make a sustainable, social and ecological impact on developing countries such as Nepal and Madagascar.
Water Tech Trading
Water Tech Trading is based in Rotterdam and has extensive expertise in providing isolated communities, such as ships and offshore communities, with sustainable solutions for water and waste management. The knowledge gained in this area formed a natural basis for providing off-grid solutions in developing countries. Water Tech Trading became a strategic partner of WECONNEX in 2012 and focuses on fundraising and taking the NEXUS concept to the next level. In 2018, we founded NEXUS Center Netherlands to support our partnerships with Dutch parties.
WECONNEX develops and manages infrastructure projects in developing countries such as Nepal and Madagascar. The NEXUS concept offers the poorer parts of the population the opportunity to develop their businesses and gain access to basic services, such as clean drinking water, energy, communication and sanitation, at fair prices. The combination of this approach with the development of local industries, on which people depend, such as agriculture and fisheries, is the key to the success of NEXUS Center Netherlands. WECONNEX has already successfully applied this concept in Nepal.
3110 develops effective strategies and user-friendly web-based solutions to connect brands with customers. We work with our clients. Together we develop digital applications with character. We do this in style and pixel by pixel.
NEXUS Center Netherlands and 3110 have had a long-term professional collaboration since 2012. Growing together and innovating to inspire.
Furthermore, 3110 supports the concept of NEXUS Center Netherlands wherever they can. Because we, too, believe that everyone has the right to clean drinking water and energy to meet their basic needs. The NEXUS projects make this possible in the most remote parts of the world.
3110 wants to invest by offering our expertise and services to NEXUS Center Netherlands. In this way, 3110 modestly contributes to an improved and more sustainable world for everyone!
Creating an impact
Unique projects that have a long-term impact on the living conditions of the population.
Protecting the environment for future generations.
Expertise in entrepreneurship; use of business models, technologies and project management.
Educational, creative and innovative ideas and endurance.
Through years of experience we have gained a lot of valuable insights and expertise.
All NEXUS Centers are also owned by local communities and investors
Collaborations with NEXUS Center Netherlands
NEXUS Center Netherlands has been operational for some time now and has officially claimed its place in the NEXUS Team.
Collaboration with Water Tech Trading
Since 2012, Water Tech Trading’s mission has been to develop concepts that make use of sustainable technology from the shipping, oil and gas industries. The agreement with NEXUS Center Netherlands focuses on creating sustainable solutions for isolated communities. In addition, the Netherlands has a history of providing knowledge about water. This was done for commercial purposes, but also to help developing countries such as Nepal and Madagascar. A perfect environment for us to create impact!
The technologies of Trunz AG
Our partnership was a logical step when we saw which technology Trunz AG was using. A mobile water maker, powered by solar energy and using different technologies, from reverse osmosis to ultrafiltration. Trunz AG’s projects, led by Lars Willi, had an impressive track record in the field of providing fresh drinking water in 800 different countries, ranging from Rotary projects in Africa to government-led projects.
The key to success
During our journey we came across two important needs. First, scaling-up was the key to the project’s success. Secondly, a solid, practically proven business plan – supported by successful pilots – was essential. With this in mind, NEXUS Center Netherlands slowly grew from simple water storage to all-round sustainable food, water and energy centers.
In 2015, Lars Willi founded WECONNEX AG, which is currently our Swiss partner. WECONNEX AG has proven to be a partner that understands the needs of local communities and helps them to create sustainable solutions. These include sustainable food, water and energy concepts for the agricultural and fisheries sectors.
The NEXUS concepts
During our collaboration, Water Tech Trading has helped refine the NEXUS concepts, fund raising and connecting potential partners to help with the development and implementation of NEXUS Centers. The Netherlands has a rich history when it comes to finding funding, interesting partners and also institutional knowledge in the form of agricultural and food processing.
Creating impact together
Our way of working together is very transparent and allows everyone to see the impact of funds and ideas directly. There is nothing better than to see that the choice of crops, the crop rotation and the increase of the yield can already have such a big impact on the life of the farmers. Our approach is holistic and what distinguishes us is that we look at the entire process. So how can agriculture, processing and distribution increase the value in the entire chain?
The establishment of NEXUS Center Netherlands was a very logical step in clarifying our cooperation. We look forward to working together on many more projects!
Over the years, we have worked with many different partners in Switzerland and the Netherlands, for which we are grateful.
Our most successful partnership in the Netherlands is Aqua For All. Through their belief in us, we were able to invest in the first NEXUS Centers in Chitwan, which allowed us to quadruple our investments.
In addition to obtaining financial support, we work with educational institutions to create value by sharing knowledge, technology and innovations. In the Netherlands, we worked closely with the Erasmus University to build a case study for their economic department. In Switzerland, we continue to work with the University of St. Gallen in various areas.