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The ADBioplastics company has won the best startup prize during the V edition of the Investment Forum, organized by ESIC Entrepreneurs in Valencia. «We are very proud that our idea has been awarded. The main goal is to save the planet of the currently plastics tide that we have», José Manuel Suárez, CEO at ADBioplastics, has explained. Funded by ESIC Business and Caixa Popular, the check valued at 3,000 euros has been the prize that has been pocketed by this company, which is currently in search of financing. «We presented our candidacy because we wanted to make our idea known to investors. We are sending samples to potential clients and the feedback is being so positive that we need financing to be able to set up a factory and produce on an industrial scale», Suárez has added. The ADBioplastics project has fallen in love with the jury. «Our material, made from corn, sugar cane or sugar beet, is biodegradable and compostable. Which means that it becomes CO2, compost, and water in a maximum of 6 months» Suarez has said. Next to him and accompanying him in the pitch, the rest of the ADBio team, including two PhDs in materials. The event, which took place on Thursday, has had another 4 startups framed in sectors such as medical-health, automotive and food. Prior to the investment forum, the final of the social entrepreneurship awards was held with two groundbreaking ideas to help groups at risk of exclusion. Background We are raw material manufacturers: BIOPLASTICS to replace the traditional plastics. Our leitmotiv is «With our BIOplastics, we contribute to make the world a better place to live in«. Our products are BIOplus: BIObased, vegetable origin, and BIOdegradable. In addition, these are compostable, the requirement marked by the European Union (European Standard EN- 13432 – 2000) and that will help packaging manufacturers comply with regulations while taking care of the environment. Our Startup, belonging to ITENE, started in 2015 and our ascent has been meteoric. In 2017 we won the honorary mention «New plastics Economy Innovation Prize 2017» from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and in 2018 we obtained EU funding amounting to more than one million euros to make this project a reality. We are currently in phase...

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The day held promise and did not disappoint. ADBioplastics has attended the Conference «European plastics strategy: one year later» organized by ITENE. The Packaging, Transport & Logistics Research Center has hosted a number of important Spanish companies during two days, 2nd and 3rd of July, such as Logifruit, Mercadona, ITC Packaging, Danone Iberia, Cafés Novell,  as well as the authorities of the Comunidad Valenciana and Navarra. During the first day was the turn of the companies and authorities. Precisely, Eva García, Environment Director of Navarra, has explained her pioneer law for facing up the traditional plastics. The plastic bag and single-use will be permitted in Navarra but just in case they are compostable what obliges to the packaging manufacturers and distributor to adapt their business model before January 2020, when the law entries into force. It is clear that sustainability is knocking on the door. The second day was the turn of ITENE Sustainability team. Through different examples, the attendees were understanding deeper how companies wastes are treated and the future for the planet: the compostables. Precisely ADBioplastics products fulfill the regulation. Our products are biodegradable and compostable. They break down by 90% within six months within an industrial composting process European Standard EN 13432...

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Is it possible to learn and enjoy at the same time? We are so much convinced about this. Yesterday we attended the Tech Summit19, an event organized by Innsomnia. The first Spanish fintech incubator connects companies with startups and accelerators to make the dreams come true. During the morning, there were conferences of national and international companies as well as important organisations such us ICEX, The Lofht, Copenhagen Fintech, Startup Palace, Bankia, Santalucia, among others. All the speakers gave us a vision about the future in the financial sector and how to improve our possibilities through networking and collaboration. After speeches, ADBioplastics had the opportunity to talk with international investors and other startups in a friendly atmosphere. We show our additive material and products made by corn, sugar beet or even sugar cane and the investors were absolutely impressed by them. In the afternoon, Ports 4.0 and how to modernise its infrastructures was the focus of the debate. Then, the finishing touch was the summer party night where part of ADBioplastics team attended to build a successful work...

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La Nave in Madrid has hosted a unique opportunity for startups to meet with corporate and financial investors and ADBioplastics has not wanted to miss the opportunity of attending an initiative like this one. Under the name «Materials for Health and Food Start-ups Brokerage Event», the technological platform MATERPLAT has organized last Monday, the 17th of June, the first event of these characteristics. Six startups such as Nucaps, Cianoalgae, Silk Biomed, Making Genetics, ATTEN2, and ADBioplastics have offered a pitch. An important moment when an entrepreneur briefly has a chance to market their idea to an investor. Lorena García, Marketing Manager at ADBioplastics, has been responsible to give this pitch. During 10 minutes Ms. García has had the opportunity to explain to the attendees of the advantages of the PLA-Premium to manufacture bioplastics. After the pitches have taken place an award ceremony and B2B meetings between companies and potential investors like Repsol or members at USA-African and European Business Group, among others. The main goal of this event has been to offer a space where national start-ups in different phases could present the development products based on materials with application in health and food through pitches to potential investors willing to support these innovative ideas. Materplat has earned the support of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the collaboration of the Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EUMAT) and above all the Spanish Technological Packaging Platform...

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Tickets sold out for the Open Busines Day by KM Zero About 80 Valencian companies such as Helados Estiu, Dulcesol, Mercadona, and Quicook, as well as important investors, did not miss this date to keep abreast of developments and new opportunities in the food industry. Our CEO at ADBioplastics, José Manuel Suárez, was responsible to open of cycle of conferences at Open Business Day organized by KM Zero in its facilities in Aldaia (Valencia). There Mr. Suárez had the opportunity to highlight our revolutionary new line of compostable biopolymers for the entire food sector. Then other startups such as Demirub, Aqueactiva, Optimus Garden, Elixir, Feedect, Mon, and Walway presented its products. In the KM Zero hall and after startup pitches all the companies had the opportunity to speak for a few minutes with each startup to understand deeper the properties and advantages of each product. In our case, our technical colleagues, José Ángel Ramos, Technical Manager, and Iván Navarro, Senior Researcher, accompanied by Lorena García, Marketing Manager and Arturo Bel, Production Manager, were explaining to the potential customer our advantages regarding our degree of transparency, the rigidity of our products or even resistance to impact. All these advantages are following the requirements of the packaging industry. The event was closed by Walway and its particular demonstration: a new special ham knife for slicing ham without accidents.          ...

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OPEN BUSINESS DAY – MAY 16 Our team will attend Open Business Day organized by KM Zero, a company that promotes networking opportunities between startups and companies in 4 areas: food, tourism, education, and technology. This important event will be held on Thursday, the 16th May at 17:45 pm in KM Zero (Aldaia) and there will attend well-known national companies to see first hand the newest products in the food sector. There will be up to 7 startups including ADBio Composites: Demirub,  Aqueactiva, Optimus Garden, Elixir, Feedect, and Mon. ADBio Composites will present one of the best alternatives to avoid traditional plastics: BIOPlastics composed by our modified-PLA. After startup pitches, there will be time to network with potential customers, partners, and attendees. If you want to attend as an interested company, please do not hesitate to contact our Marketing Manager, Lorena García: lorena.garcia@adbioplastics.com (Free tickets) We are waiting for you!...

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logo-ue-bandera-1024x683This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, SME instrument phase 1, under Grant Agreement No 735577

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, SME instrument phase 2, under Grant Agreement  No 811532