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.