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Start-up of the Month

Innovation Showcases

With each “Start-up of the Month”, the ISC3 tells the story of a company and its founder(s), gives insights into their innovation, and explains their relation to sustainability. The start-ups presented here are all signed up to the ISC3 Global Start-up Service, which provides them with tailored support to develop and scale their business based on the principles of Sustainable Chemistry.

Discover our Start-ups

B-Fresh Technologies

B-Fresh Technologies

Tackling food waste with an innovative active packaging solution

The Serbian start-up B-Fresh Technologies tackles the global problem of food waste with their innovative solutions based on a natural biopolymer emuls...

Materials in Works

Materials in Works

“Think circular, less is more”

Founded by a group of enthusiastic packaging material experts, the Malaysia-based start-up Materials In Works (MIW) is tackling global warming and env...

RAY Cosmetics

RAY Cosmetics

Finding beauty in the least possible places

Female-led start-up from Ethiopia, RAY Cosmetics, extracts collagen from fish skin waste for production of skin and hair-care products. In that way, t...

Natupla: Natural Plastic

Natupla: Natural Plastic

Single-use plastic alternative from starch

The Colombian start-up Natupla (Natural Plastic) is developing a starch-based plastic alternative. The biodegradable innovative solution of Natupla is...

AIPER

AIPER

Microbial biopigments for more sustainable fashion industry

The Brazil-based start-up AIPER has developed an innovative process for production of microbial biopigments that can be applied in textile dyeing and ...

XtendSolution

XtendSolution

Extending shelf-life of fruits, vegetables, and flowers with plant-based products

The Lebanon-based start-up, XtendSolution, has developed a natural, biodegradable solution in the form of a patch to extend the shelf-life of fresh pl...

Blockchainar

Blockchainar

Taking action towards green energy

Female-led start-up from Argentina, Blockchainar, is working on development of modular electrolytic cells to convert the solar and wind energy produce...

Reverion

Reverion

Reversibly operating fuels cells for clean energy and positive climate action

German spin-off from TU Munich, Reverion GmbH, has developed a new design for high temperature fuel cells, enabling a reversible operation as an elect...

Microciclo Biotecnologia

Microciclo Biotecnologia

Decontaminating oily wastewater and advancing circular economy

Female-led start-up Microciclo Biotecnologia from Brazil has developed microbial treatment for decontaminating industrial oily wastewater and enabling...

UP Catalyst

UP Catalyst

“Carbon nanomaterials made sustainably”

Estonia-based start-up UP Catalyst has developed electrochemical transformation technology to produce different types of carbon nanomaterials from CO2...

LeafyLife

LeafyLife

converts waste diapers into eco-friendly energy

The young Kenyan start-up LeafyLife, founded by Peter Gachanja (COO), Dennis Wachira (CEO), and Melvin Kizito (R&D), is improving lives of families, w...