NOVOBIOM founding team members have complementary expertises in sustainable development consultancy and biomimicry. Their past professional activities include research in the fields of Life Science & Environment, Innovation and Business Management.

Caroline Zaoui


Dr. Caroline Zaoui is a biotechnology, bio-inspired innovation and environmental sustainability consultant, and a microbiologist. She is in charge of Novobiom's Research & Innovation roadmap and is currently developing Novobiom's innovative and environmentally-friendly soil bioremediation technology. She has been applying bioinspiration to tackle greenhouse gases emission mitigation. Through her past involvements, Caroline co-invented microbial processes for the biosequestration of carbon within industrial settings. She is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Biomimetics in Engineering, a member of the pedagogic team at the European Excellence Centre in Biomimicry of Senlis (CEEBIOS, France), as well as cofounder of the NGO Biomimicry Belgium.

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Jean-Michel Scheuren


Committed to sustainability since his childhood and passionate about innovation, Jean-Michel, dedicates himself to the promotion and the development of bio-inspired innovative solutions.

Business engineer with an additional master in environmental science and management, Jean-Michel worked for various companies in sustainability related issues or sectors such as natural disasters, renewable energies, consulting and Biotech start-up coaching. Through his experience he gained an expertise in, business development, marketing & sales and business model design. Jean-Michel’s main role is to guide the overall management of the company.

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We are convinced that life on earth is the greatest possible source of inspiration and an infinite library of smart solutions.

Our ambition is to contribute to solving current environmental and societal challenges by developing bio-inspired restorative innovations.


Walking the talk, we also strongly believe that our ambition needs to be reflected in our organization’s culture.
We value:

Trust-based self-governance and leadership

Open-mindedness, dialogue and respect

A deep understanding of sustainability

Co-creation & multidisciplinarity

Fairness and transparency