The EU funded project Transition2BIO and the European Bioeconomy Network, in collaboration with the BBI JU funded project BIObec and the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), produced a series of short video interviews in order to promote the excellence of European young entrepreneurs involved in the Sustainable and Circular Bioeconomy.
The aim of this initiative is to inspire, inform and attract young generations towards educational and working careers in the bioeconomy, therefore contributing to raise the future generation of workforce informed and interested in this domain.
Meet Paola Varela, CEO of Holiroots!
Holiroots rescues the good veggies that do not pass the farmers’ gate due to aesthetics standards or overproduction and transforms them into healthy crackers!
“If you truly believe that your business idea is worth it, you need to stand up for that”.
Michael Lykke Hvam, CTO of CemeCon Scandinavia A/S!
CemeCon provides industrial surface coating with biological materials!
“If you’re trying to become an #entrepreneur you should make sure that what you do is something you like!”.
Tuğba Keskin Gündoğdu, Co-founder, HOPE Biotechnology!
Hope transforms waste materials into valuable chemicals with #biotechnological processes.
“Just look for the problems around… and start searching for the solutions!”.
Teddy Slavcheva, Co-founder of @sooo_magazine !
Sooo. magazine is a free online publication that covers topics related to SDGs. It aims to make aware, educate, and inspire for action in the field of sustainability.
“What we do is something that came out of passion… it’s difficult sometimes to switch off!”.
Ariana Alva Ferrari, Venture Lead & Co-founder of ReThinkCheese!
ReThinkCheese is developing game-changing plant-based cheeses for everyone!
“Having positive environmental and social impacts is a motivation for all the young entrepreneurs to continue moving forward!”.
Nikolay Dunev, CEO and founder of Spatium!
Spatium uses geospatial data and remote sensing for traceability in #bioeconomy and mapping of #biobased resources!
“The knowledge I gain during my work of aggregating data inspires me a lot!”.
Luke Spajic, Plenitude Project Coordinator and CEO of Enough!
Enough uses the fermentation of fungi with natural sugar and grains to make a #sustainable protein called ABUNDA.
“I really encourage students to reach out to people they are inspired by and seek opportunities”.
Tony Callaghan, COO of Niskus Biotec!
Niskus Biotec are focused on provision of innovative products and services to the #agrifood & #biotech sector in the area of fungal large scale solid state fermentation.
“The #fungi themselves are quite inspiring: they have all the tools that we need to solve all the biggest challenges in food, in #bioenergy, in medicine..!”.
Hans-Georg Höllerer, VP Business Development & Operations of BluuSeafood!
BluuSeafood produces cell-based fish products without the animal, directly from cells, using advanced #biotechnology.
“I suggest to see entrepreneurial job in a playful way: it will become quite serious anyhow, but you should also try to enjoy it while you do something meaningful”.