The origin of GAIA-Projects lies within the proprietary company GAIA.
GAIA was founded on the 15th September 2011 by 6 founding members. The association was able to attract more than 2400 enthusiasts, visionaries, pioneers, sponsors and extraordinary gifted people and keeps growing. We all have one common fundamental idea:
«Achieving together, what stays denied to the individual»
We from GAIA-Projects strongly believe that it is possible to power every single building with self-sufficient energy.
Generated without exploiting the resources of our earth.
We from GAIA projects have a vision.
A vision of making environment friendly, self-sufficient, free energy affordable for everyone. A vision to create a world in which this energy is part of our daily lifes and as such is powering not only technical devices, but also the well being of our customers, the next generations and our magnificent world.
– CEO R. Reich
When we founded GAIA in 2011, we had in mind, that problems can never be solved on the same level that caused them in the first place. Within the entire GAIA group, we work in a positive manner, which in our opinion, builds trust and motivates to join us. The more people understand that we ourselves have to be the ones who get started and improve the world, the better.
– COO R. Reuter
It was proven quite often that there is no place for methods
[for energy generation] that exploit the ressources of our earth and harm our environment. The world has changed in the last few decades, our technology is more advanced, we have faster means of transportation – but still use the same fossile fuels to run them. It is time that we find better, healthier ways of powering our society
– COO H. Erxleben
“Water will be the coal of the future“ said Jules Vernes. We are laying the foundation, so that one day water will truly be the coal of our time
– C. Beiser
The first person to say „There is nothing more powerful than an idea
whose time has come“ was Victor Hugo. We are saying it again decades later.
The time for a new way of producing energy, of rising to the next level, has finally arrived. Our idea is strong and so are we. The time for us has come.
– CCO A. Fr. v. Brandenburg
Meet our core team
CEO - GAIA Energy Projects
Malta & Germany
Robert was born in Croatia, but grew up and was educated in Germany. He started his career as organization consultant for IBM Germany, compudent AG directly after finishing his studies of economics. Swapping over from consulting to project management of high technology applications,he built 2 complete facilities in Germany, which were producing e-beam accelerators for the modification and enhancement of material structures. After receiving permission by the government, he serves as radiation protection supervisor and was allowed to handle radioactive material. His work results in international admission, as well as a mark of recognition from the German governmental KfW bank in 2005. Robert ́s knowledge and experience led him to the United Nations UNDP program, as a consultant for huge infrastructure projects of the Government of Central African Republic. After searching for innovative energy sources for the past decades, Robert joined the GAIA association in 2012 and took over the position of CEO of the GAIA Energy GmbH in Germany in 2014.
COO - GBI Power Units
Austria & Germany
Roberto was born 1975 in the former GDR. His live changed instantly, after Germany’s reunion in 1989. 1990 he left home to finish an external school. Working as management assistant for KOBRAFormen, a global leader in making concrete molds he led a satellite division there. Later he decided to move on to Austria. During the following years he worked as key account for global sales in Vienna’s Classic Components Branch office and supported international high speed supply chains for Foxconn, Solectron/Flextronics. After founding the GAIA Association in 2011, he is now managing the Association with 3000+ members. Nowadays he is mainly involved in the GBI project, as energy independence is his greatest passion
COO - Mining Container
Heiko successfully runs his own construction company since two decades. After constructing hundreds of private homes, he recognized very early, that finding alternative energy sources is the core task of our generation. With his profound knowledge of construction, functionality requests, German quality demands and all required procedures and certificates, he implemented innovative solutions to his constructions soon after. Being a crypto-enthusiast, Heiko had the idea to construct a mining container for his own purposes. Being a GAIA member since 2014, he learned at a very early stage about our GBI project and will work on combining the first container prototype he built, with our self – sufficient energy devices.
CCO - All Projects
As mechanical engineer Andreas does not only understand the function of complicated machinery, he also designs and builds special machinery. Andreas constructed a very advanced material handling machine for an ebeam accelerator project in south Germany, which is how he and Robert first met. He worked for the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR) as inspection engineer for all kind of vehicles, tanks etc. Because of that Andreas formed strong connections to all well known test and certification body’s in Germany like TÜV, DEKRA, Germanischer Lloyd, SGS and others.
Head of Blockchain development
United Kingdom & Spain
After finishing his studies at the University of Salford, Robert has gained extensive knowledge in a variety of business fields, being both an entrepreneur and developer. In his 28 years of software development, he also worked for global banks, with his current work being in the fields of Fintech, AI & ML, Blockchain & ICOs, IoT and Robotic Process Automation. Robert won multiple awards, including an award for developing the most disruptive payment technology in 2017. Additionally he was rated as having the best IT in the mobile phone industry and also won the UK government grant to continue his work on AI in payments.
Christian Steiner has been working in the online-marketing business since 2003. Before Facebook changed the social media landscape, Christian helped growing the biggest social community (szene1) of Austria, which had about 1 million registered and active members from Austria. As a Web2.0 pioneer, he was an active marketer of MySpace for multiple years and knows the online-marketing business and the most prominent Ad-Tech-Companies like his own hand. Christian accompanies many national and international companies through digital transformation with his own company “Jutta Deluxe GmBh”.
Head of Hydrogen Technologies
Austria & Germany
Christoph is situated in Austria. Most of his lifetime, he taught adults how to create constructions from first scratch up to professional 3D constructions and to prototypes during tech workshops. He was a technical consultant and approved countless new technological developments so far. Christoph is working for GAIA since 2011 as technical director and controlled nearly all innovative technologies, which crossed our way so far. Driven by his idea to heat with water, he developed the most efficient HHO – cell in 2012 and further improved his invention since then.
Meet our advisors
United States of America
Sean Brizendine has over 7+ years of experience researching bitcoin and blockchain technology. He was rated 5+ POD (Proof of Developer) by CryptoAsian in 2014 and is a Certified IIB Council Blockchain Professional & EC Council University Lecturer covering Blockchain in their Cyber Talk Webinar Series: ICO Bench Expert. He has been involved in over 40 Blockchain Related Projects over the years and a dvised some of the most successful Token Sales in Blockchain history such as the historic $52 Million TraDove Project ICO.
Technology & Business Advisor
Raymond is a technologist and commercial director with many years of hands-on operational management experience. He has a well established network of international contact, has extensive negotiation skills and successful marketing experience. His primary expertise lies within the management of dot.com, telecommunications (fixed, mobile, satellite), digital technologies (including broadcast TV, computer & smartphone manufacturing),eMedia services and SaaS businesses. However his recent investments in zero carbon, clean energy businesses have led to a patented technology that offers electricity to remote villages for the first time.
Extensive international business experience with residential periods in three European countries and the USA and has had exposure to most worldwide cultures, including those across the Far East and Russia.
During the past five years Raymond decided to direct his focus into new Energy and emissions technologies. He met inventors around the world who needed resources to develop their ideas, to cure the NOx and CO2 emissions from combustion engines and support new energy generating technologies that produce electricity. This is how he became associated with the GAIA Community.
Business advisor & Strategic partnerships
United States of America
Bryan is a highly sought after strategist, business developer, networker and recognizable presence in the blockchain and cryptocurrency realms since 2012. He shares his experience, insights and energy with projects of high resonance that make lasting impacts on their communities while tying into the global landscape. Currently, he sits as the Chief Development Magus for the SDG Impact Fund (a Donor Advisory Fund), is the founder of impact initiatives (Wysebridge, Decentrata, elev3n) and is a strategic advisor/business developer for PIVX, WhistleAI, NUMO, Redpen, and Pocket Network.
Bryan graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and dual minors in Mathematics and Biology from Geneva College. From there, he completed his Doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Biophysics from Case Western Reserve University. During this time, he began preparing for the USPTO Patent Bar Exam to become a Patent Practitioner. Upon successfully passing the exam and tutoring several of his peers in 2012 that passed as well, he turned his educational experience into a thriving Educational Technology Company (Wysebridge) and has subsequently gone on to launch and fund several startups, including co-founding a holistic healthcare platform in 2017 (elev3n), and in 2018 co-founding a decentralized infrastructure for developers to build peer to peer applications (Pocket Network) as well as an ecommerce solution (Vendible) for businesses and consumers that bring both together within community marketplaces by leveraging social networks and layered confidence mechanisms for safe transactions using both traditional and digital/cryptocurrency payments.
United States of America
Jane King is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in Communications. Jane began her television career at WLFI-TV in Lafayette where she was an anchor and reporter. During that time, Jane also taught a few classes at Purdue in broadcast journalism. After WLFI, Jane began to specialize in financial and business reporting and went on to cover consumer issues at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, and the stock market for both CNN and Bloomberg Television. In January 2014, Jane started her own company with a business partner, LilaMax Media LLC, where she provides financial news content from the NASDAQ in Times Square for local television stations around the country including WISH in Indianapolis, KRON TV in San Francisco, KING in Seattle, and Thestreet.com. LilaMax Media recently launched a weekly, 30 minute show that airs on both KRON’s broadcast and streaming. Services. The show focuses on technology and entrepreunership. During her career, Jane has covered the dot com bust, the 2008/2009 financial crisis and provided live reports for CNN and local TV stations from the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001.
LilaMax Media was created in January 2014. It’s a multimedia content company delivering consumer/business news to television and internet news organizations. Jane King, along with long time TV syndicator Robert Morris, started LilaMax Media and has grown the company from 12 TV stations to now 72 TV station and 2 internet entities. LilaMax Media content originates from the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square and is provided and updated daily.
United States of America
Francisco is an entrepreneur, technologist/engineer and social activist. He dedicates his time to working technology projects that advance social issues regarding public autonomy and progressive social issues, along with and developing business strategies with other fellow entrepreneurs that are developing tech related services or products. Over the last 10 years he has been involved with several start-up companies relating to health, technology, and agriculture.
Economist and Financial Analyst.
Areas of expertise: Corporate Finance and Foreign Markets, with the following specificities:
- analysis and study of financial markets;
- exchange rate risk and financial instruments management;
- cryptocurrencies and ICO markets analysis and advisoring.
Professor at ISFOA -Private International University Lugano- in financial subjects (“Asset Allocation and Portfolio Management”).
Ordinary member of A.L.E.A. (Association of Graduates in Business Economics at University of Venice, Italy).
Guido is an entrepreneur, technologist/engineer specialized in environmental engineering and clean energy technologies.
Thanks to his dad’s passion for sailing and skiing Guido grew up in touch with the strength and beauty of nature. His passion for physics naturally led him to become an environmental engineer. After graduating in Hydraulics/Environmental engineering at the University of Bologna, he began his career working for both public administrations and private companies, in the following areas:
– Environmental and Energy engineering.
– Environmental/Geographical information systems.
– Project management.
– Environmental decision support systems (Mathematical modelling).
Later Guido became co-founder and technical director of three Engineering and Software companies. Currently he is CEO-CTO of Prometeon Srl, an engineering and research company developing innovative clean energy technologies.
Austria & Malta
Raphael studied business informatics in Vienna and founded his own small company 2004. After just a short amount of time, he controlled mid – sized IT projects, for example for General Electric and Raiffeisen Bank group. During his carrier he also occupied a key position in an internationally operating gaming enterprise, managing their IT infrastructure. 2012 he founded his second IT company and is offering 3rd Level support.