The 5th edition of TWB START-UP DAY, which took place on 21 June 2022 in Toulouse, brought together nearly 200 international professionals in the field of industrial biotechnology, including 10 speakers and 35 start-ups / entrepreneurs from 12 countries. It was an opportunity to discover the latest innovations in the biotech sector: renewable and sustainable carbon value chains, alternative leather, cellular meat, new materials, calorie-free sugars, etc.

Among the ten speakers, Rasmus Von Gottberg, Head of Development at Genomatica and David Sourdive, Co-founder & Executive Vice President of Cellectis, emphasized the need to establish partnerships to accelerate the development of products based on industrial biotechnologies.

Ambrosia Bio wins the « Fast track it! » contest

Israeli start-up Ambrosia Bio convinced the jury with its technology platform that enables the design of new enzymes to transform industrial sugars into rare, low-calorie sugars. Ambrosia Bio offers sugar, starch and fruit juice manufacturers a way to meet consumers’ expectations for sugar reduction without affecting the taste experience. Its patented enzymes have been proven to perform well under strict conditions.

This start-up wins €50,000 in the form of services provided on TWB technology platforms and communication opportunities offered by Bioeconomy For Change & Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation.

Dionymer wins the « Go for it! » contest

Dionymer, a French start-up co-founded by three engineer friends, has won the “Go for it!” competition. The company has committed to the circular economy by developing a technology that converts organic waste into biodegradable polymer materials (polyesters) to replace petroleum-based compounds in a multitude of applications.

This start-up will benefit from four days of mentoring provided by TWB and its ecosystem of industrialists and investors, and three partners of the contest: Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation, the French Tech Toulouse and ShakeUp Factory.

New this year

A networking time between industry players to promote innovation

TWB START-UP DAY, 20 June 2022 – Tiphaine Clément, TWB ; Tomas Turner, Cultivated Biosciences ; Maya Bendifallah, Nutropy ; Bénédicte Quinta, Gingko Cotton – © TWB / Jérémie Lortic

This year, start-ups, scientists and business experts from TWB, major industrial groups, technology companies and investors were able to exchange ideas and visit the premises of TWB and CRITT Bio-Industries. The goal was to encourage collaborations and discussions between each actor of the value chain to accelerate innovation and promote synergies.

The event was supported by the Région Occitanie and Toulouse Metropole, and received the support of Adisseo, Biotalys, Carbios, BU INRAE Transfert, Kerry, L’Oréal, Michelin, Sofinnova Partners, Sparkalis, Syngulon and TBS.

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