Colorifix win our investor pitch event

Six companies pitched to a panel of investment experts as part of the KTN's Chemistry and IB Showcase. The winner was Colorifix.

The six finalists were:

  • Colorifix: uses synthetic biology to convert commodity agricultural by-products such as sugar molasses into pigments and beautifully dyed textiles.
  • Sci Green: is rooted in research, growing through innovation, uses water, carbon dioxide and ethanol in “green” science processes, with customers in the automotive, waste, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries.
  • Cambridge Carbon Capture: an award-winning early-stage clean-technology venture company based in Cambridge UK.
  • CelluComp: a material science company based in Scotland that produces and sells microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) from the waste streams of root vegetables – primarily from sugar beet pulp.
  • Ufraction8: aims to become a global provider of liquid particle processing solutions based on the best in class expertise in high throughput micro-fluidics.
  • CustoMem: is developing targeted capture of micro-pollutants from industrial wastewater.

The judging panel picked Colorifix as the winners of the pitch event. They were awarded a prize donated by members of the BioVale Cluster which included mentorship from Secerna LLP, vouchers from Bettys tea rooms and a case of award-winning beer from Toast Ale.