Planted: creating new plant-based meat alternatives

We speak with Dr. Patrick Rühs, Head of Science at Planted Foods, about their new Eurostars project, which won €820K from EUREKA. Plant2Go is a 2 year project aiming to bring a novel plant based meat substitute to market. The project includes a multi-disciplinary team, made up of Planted Foods and Enzybel International SA, industry…

Liquidseal: novel bio-coating to prevent food waste

Liquidseal have developed an innovative bio-coating technology to extend the shelf-life of perishable products. They were recently awarded €450K from Eureka Eurostars for the Banana-Seal project (total budget €1M), and €350K from Eureka Globalstars for the EggsTEND project (total budget €950K). Both projects will run for 3 years. Catalyze provided a funding application service and…

StartLife and Catalyze: non-dilutive funding strategy for impactful agrifoodtech startups

In February 2020, Catalyze formed a new strategic partnership with agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife, as a means of helping innovative agrifoodtech startups establish a long-term non-dilutive funding strategy. Such strategy is essential, especially for companies in the agrifoodtech industry. After well over a year of partnership, we hear from StartLife’s Program Director, Loet Rammelsberg, on how…

NanoSUN: Mobile hydrogen refuelling

We met with Dean O’Connor, CEO of NanoSUN, to discuss their €2.5 million award from the EIC Accelerator for ‘MOBHYLE: Best-in-class low-cost mobile hydrogen refueller for a zero-emission transportation sector.’ Catalyze supported NanoSUN in their successful (re)submission to the EIC and we continue to support the administration of MOBHYLE through our Project Management Service. “[The…

Plantics

Plantics is revolutionizing the future of biodegradable plastics with cost-effective and 100% renewable materials. Over the past 100 years, plastic production has grown exponentially, reaching over 350 million tonnes in 2018, with 99% of this plastic derived from oil. For this innovation, they were the winners of an FTI grant of €2.25 (for full consortium)…

Meatable

Interview with Krijn de Nood (CEO) and Daan Luining (CTO) of Meatable. Imagine a world where food security never comes into question. Where massive animal farms can be downsized and utilized for better outcomes, not only for animal welfare, but to help curb climate change and better our home. This is what the team at…

Orbisk’s AI powered solution to food waste in the hospitality industry

We met with Olaf van der Veen, CEO and co-founder of Orbisk (previously Zero Food Waste), to discuss his experiences of building a start-up and the recent €1.2 million Eurostars win for the ‘FOOD FIGHT’ project, which will help propel Orbisk’s AI powered food waste monitor into the market. ↑ Orbisk CEO and founder Olaf…

MAX-FRESH

Read on to find out how the MAX-fresh consortium obtained €2.2 million from the Fast Track to Innovation program. Monitoring fresh food is a major challenge in the food industry Browsing through the fresh produce section at your local supermarket, do you ever consider the complexity in bringing these fresh products from the farm to…

BloomyPro

Bloom-in-the-USA: INNOWWIDE grant winners seizing opportunity for US expansion. Read on to learn more about BloomyPro’s recent €60.000 INNOWWIDE win. Opening the US market BloomyPro’s pioneering software is bringing the floral industry much needed advancement with a data-driven 3D technology for flower arrangement, along with real-time inventory and customer data integration. BloomyPro recently secured a…

Vivia Ventures

The road to commercialization can be a tricky one, but with the right idea, the right supportive team and the right funding, innovative changes to everyday products are becoming a reality. Vivia Ventures B.V., whose breakthrough design-tech for the EasyPop® bottle is making headway with their recyclable, cap free, straw free and spill-free design-tech for…