2018 ACCELERATOR CLASS
ALTAIS NOVA (SPAIN)
Altais Nova is developing a magnetic additive that can be applied to a material, creating better air and moisture insulation – making it suitable to protect sensitive products such as coffee and medicines, while still being recyclable.
A compact technology that allows restaurants to make and serve sauces in edible and compostable sachets.
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE (GERMANY)
The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research has developed a coating with silicate and biopolymers that can be used in many different food packaging applications and is fully compostable.
Empowering consumers to save the environment one cup at a time while providing added utility value over the typical coffee cup, TrioCup is the first paper cup that is both lidless and drop-resistant.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH (USA)
The University of Pittsburgh team applies nano-engineering to create a recyclable material that can replace complex multi-layered packaging that is unrecyclable.
VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER (FINLAND)
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has created a compostable multi-layer material from agricultural and forestry by-products, which could be used for stand-up food pouches for products like muesli, nuts, dried fruit and rice.