At a pitching session and awards ceremony in London on 2 September, Climate-KIC UK has announced the two winning start-ups – Econic Technologies and Aqdot – in the UK rounds of Climate-KIC’s Venture Competition.

Aqdot‘s technology allows for an energy- and raw material-efficient way of manufacturing microcapsules, leading to lower energy consumption and less waste.

Potential applications include encapsulating enzymes in laundry detergents, or encapsulating fertilisers in the agrochemical sector. Microencapsulation is a multi-billion-per-annum industry with established applications in household and personal care, food and agrochemical markets.

Winners receive a grant of €20.000 and a spot in the European finals. The event took place at the Royal College of Music’s Britten Theatre in South Kensington.

The winners were selected by a jury made up of Craig Lucas, Head of Innovation and Engineering at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change; Akira Kirton, Venturing Principle EMEI at BP; Kelsey Lynn, Director Technology Ventures at Touchstone Innovations and Jonathan Tyler, Chief Commercial Officer, Climate-KIC.

More information can be found on Climate-KIC.

Aqdot® is a performance chemistry company with a focus and expertise in developing, licensing and selling novel proprietary products. Aqdot’s proprietary technology and know-how enables materials to be captured, held, and released. Identifying unmet needs in these sectors, Aqdot develops products that enable our customers to introduce novel and differentiated brands, reduce manufacturing costs and make a truly positive impact on the environment.

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