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That's the day - the sTARTUp Day! For us the program actually started with biotech events already on 23rd. We have been pitching for closed audiences also during the previous sTARTUp Days, but this year the Days came to us differently… First, together with our sister-company Algacap we joined the University of Tartu spin-offs' collective stand "Science to business", and moreover, we decided that just roll-up is not sufficient attraction - so we took one of our blinky-blinky prototypes along to the showroom, and also offered some microalgae containing snacks for degustation.
Today we were on the air! We had a super opportunity to present our recent developments and plans in the evening show "Ringvaade" on the national TV. While the time slot always seems too short, the main message was to come to our stand at the sTARTUp Day. The written summary (in Estonian though) can be found also on the Novaator website.
A very Happy New Year to all! It promises to become a good year to us, as we have joined the BioMed incubation program of the Tartu Biotechnology Park! Through various projects we have had occasional collaboration already before, but this will bring it to a much more intensive and hopefully also fruitful level.
Power Algae contributed to the first Bioinnovation Days in Tartu! While CEO Liina Joller was coaching the start-up teams, Prof. Timo Kikas from the Estonian University of Life Sciences presented the successful case of industry-academia collaboration. His team has become the main scientific partner for Power Algae in supporting R&D and industrial experimentation. http://www.bioways.eu/bioinnovationdays/
Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance members gathered in Copenhagen to discuss market trends, training needs, and future collaboration possibilities.
As most leading tech companies, Power Algae is also present at the Web Summit in Lisbon. As a start-up we were grateful to have the opportunity to have our own small stand and present the ALGACAP technology for CO2 sequestration.
We are grateful that Enterprise Estonia approved our application for development grant, which enables us to conduct an industrial experiment to ensure that our technology works seamlessly also when applied in big scale. The industrial experiment project EU51353 "Development of the industrial biological CO2 filter" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund with 19 998,99 euros.
Prof. Timo Kikas from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and Liina Joller on behalf of Power Algae explained the potential of microalgae-based biological filters for CO2 sequestration from flue gas in the Estonian
Vikerraadio broadcast "Nutikas" (smart). The podcast is available here.
The sTARTUp Day was a big success, both for the organizers, the Tartu start-up community, and last but not least, to Power Algae! We received funding from the Vega Fund to cover 30% of the industrial experiment costs. The main support, 70% would come from the Enterprise Estonia Development grant. The project is scheduled to start in early 2017 and aimed at demonstrating viability and feasibility of CO2 sequestration from flue gas.
In two days, on December 9th, Power Algae is naturally present at the biggest startup event in Estonia - the sTARTUp Day. Catch us for discussion about collaboration possibilities!
26.10.2016On October 26-27th Power Algae participates in the Baltic Blue Bio Alliance Matchmaking event in Helsinki, an intensive two-day event for the region's most innovative green-blue biotech companies. Interesting keynotes, valuable new contacts and a challenging pitching contest ahead ...
Come to meet us there! More about the event:
Our collaboration partners from the Estonian University of Life Sciences showcase best academia-enterprise collaboration practices at the "Right time, right place!" Video of the day is available here.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves paid a visit to our photobioreactor construction site, encouraging to bravely tackle global challenges with game-changing ideas and innovative technologies.
Vega Fund supports Power Algae with 4000 euros! The grant is for building the full-scale fully functional prototype of our microalgae photobioreactor. We are grateful and eager to start work ...
Enterprise Estonia supports development and
testing of the sensors for our photobioreactor with the Innovation voucher!
Beware! Sensors and the algorithms based on them will make our bioreactor unbeatable. Peeking to the toolbox for appetizer ...