The name

Jos Corver’s technical background started in Aero- and Hydrodynamics with a special emphasis on rheology. This science of the behavior of changing matter under external force has influenced his view on technology. He had always had a fascination for life and the challenging struggle for deeper knowledge. Therefore the name of the enterprise is a contraction of the Greek word Rheo and the Latin word Vita.

Blue Rheavita name

The logo

Leonardo da Vinci is probably the first true ‘Ingenieur’ (re Ingenuity). As a personification of the ‘Homo Universalis’, his inventiveness was exhibited in arts as well as in science and technology. This ‘idol’ is Jos Corver’s inspiration and therefore we decided to derive the logo from Leonardo’s famous ‘Vitruvius man’. But we took curvy lines to illustrate the flow of evolutionary episodes. Also the little dots outside the curve illustrate the thinking ‘out of the box’.

"τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει"

The motto

Our motto “Panta rhei kai ouden menei”, which is ancient Greek for ‘Everything flows and nothing remains the same.’.

This is the seed for an innovative mind. We see innovation as necessary to survive in the continuous evolution of the world. But innovation is also fun: it is surfing on the waves of change: adapt and play!

The mission

RheaVita strives to develop and market fundamental improvements for the manufacturing of (bio)pharmaceuticals. This is done through technological developments based upon thorough fundamental research.