10 startups competed in the finale of the Packbridge Startup Challenge, held during the Top Packaging Summit on September 20 in Malmö. Cellutech presented its Cellulose foam material and was awarded both 1st PRIZE selected by the jury and the audience vote BEST PITCH, sponsored by Empack. The jury's motivation was: "It is an innovative solution which addresses the recycling problem, it helps to create a circular material flow, it has a big potential impact on the B2B market, and you can grow a tree on it".
"We are very proud to have come this far after years of research, now the foam is ready for the next stage which is scaling up to pilot. We have a very exciting time ahead of us", Paula Martirez, Business Development Manager, Cellutech.
The Packbridge Challenge is a competition directed towards companies with a unique business concept or innovation with the potential on the global market. Cellutech is competing with its cellulose foam, a material innovation for use in e.g. sustainable protective packaging. The final competition will be held during the Top Packaging Summit, September 20th in Malmö.