About us

A derivative of the Northern Togolese language, Lamb-Kabyè, Oxara means, “Gathering and Community.” Oxara envisions gathering a global community and providing it with access to sustainable and affordable housing.

A value and purpose-driven company, Oxara believes in serving society starting with its own community of employees and clients. We are finally responsible towards our shareholders. Oxara believes a diverse and inclusive environment regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual preferences, or age are key to its success. Therefore, it strives to foster a company identity, culture, and foundation of knowledge that emphasizes personal and professional development.

While Oxara alone cannot solve the housing needs of more than 2 billion people, it can work hand-in-hand with a global community to achieve the dream of a sustainable and affordable home.

 

Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something

 

Gil Scott Heron

Ready to grow!

August 2018

ETH Pioneer fellowship awarded

August 2018
September 15, 2018

PhD successfully defended

Gnanli Landrou finished is PhD at the Chair of sustainable construction on cement free concrete

September 15, 2018
October, 2018

Official kick start

Oxara is created. Looking for co-founder and 1rst customers and industrial partner before incorporation 

October, 2018
February, 2019

New grants received

Capital of 300K CH 

February, 2019
Mars, 2019

Customers found

Mars, 2019
April, 2019

1rst products established

Ready for 1rst partnership with 3 additives for 3 applications : poured earth without cement, unfired brick and filling soil

April, 2019
May, 2019

Co-founder team completed

May, 2019
July, 2019

Up scaling of cement free concrete

 150l of cement free concrete is poured. It’s the biggest mockup of poured earth without cement and without internal reinforcement

July, 2019
August, 2019

New grants received

Capital of 510K CHF

August, 2019
October, 2019

1rst ongoing project

Working on poured soil in Rwanda and on unstructural wall in Portugal made both with cement free concrete technology

October, 2019

And it's just the beginning !

We are Oxara

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Dr. Gnanli Landrou

Co-founder
Business Strategy

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Dr. Thibault Demoulin

Co-founder
Head of Product Development

Past collaborators

Lina Voney

Graphist and web designer, she made the all communication chart of Oxara. 

Giulia Celentano

PhD student at ETH: Chair of Sustainable Construction. She took the main pictures for the website and presentations.

Adam Kiryk

Master student at ETH, he made the drawings used by Oxara.

Ioannis Zornatzis

Master student at ETH,  Ioannis  is completing his Master thesis at the Block Research Group. Prior, he worked  as “student-assistant” for Oxara in developing cleancrete©

Daria Ardant

PhD applicant at ETH: Chair of Sustainable Construction. She helps on mix design for two companies and worked on communication and developed the website. 

Advisors and board of directors

Prof. Dr. Guillaume Habert

Advisor
Co inventor of technology

Dr. Coralie
Brumaud

Advisor
Co inventor of technology

Pol
Budminger

Advisor
Innosuisse Business Strategy Coach

Mickael
Stucky

Advisor
ielab Business Strategy Coach

Prof. Dr. Robert
Flatt

President of Board of Directors

Gabriella
Crescini

Member of Board of Directors