Philippe Rychen is Global Director of Innovation at OVIVO – Group. He is chemical engineer, B.Sc. degree from technical university of chemistry in Strasbourg (France) and a M.Sc. degree from an applied technical university in Aalen (Germany). He has more than 30 years’ experience in water treatment area, mainly in process engineering, R&D and managing High-tech Startups. He worked for OVIVO (and former CHRIST) within R&D and process engineering for mainly 18 years now and has mainly been in charge in Development and Innovation in the UPW- reclaim and wastewater for semiconductor and other industries. He has numerous technical and scientific publications and is inventor of several patents.