July, 2023 – Seed round
Cilkoa raised 3.2 million euros to industrialize its solution for paper, cardboard and molded cellulose food packaging.
A seed round led by Venture Capital companies UI Investissement, KREAXI, C2AD (Crédit Agricole Alpes Développement), LITA.co.
June, 2023 – Vivatech Paris
First participation to VIVATECH Paris, the Europe’s biggest startup and tech event. Invited by the CNRS.
May, 2023 – Change Now Paris
First participation to CHANGE NOW Paris, international fair that accelerates the environmental and social transition by fostering the deployment of concrete actions and solutions responding to the biggest challenges of our century. Invited by CITEO.
December, 2022 – Circular Challenge CITEO
Cilkoa has been selected to be part of the 2023 promotion of the CITEO accelerator, the French player in Extended Producer Responsibility.
November, 2022 – First booth at All4Pack Paris
First participation to ALL4PACK Emballage Paris, international fair that offers a Packaging, Processing, Printing and Logistics offer for all sectors of activity related to the packaging and intralogistics sectors.
July, 2022 – i-Lab award winner
Competition operated by Bpifrance and part of the France 2030 plan. The 25th edition of the i-Lab Innovation Competition aims to detect projects for the creation of innovative technology companies and to support the best of them thanks to financial assistance and appropriate support.
June, 2022 – Company creation
Cilkoa is created 1st of June, 2022, cofounded by Frédéric Mercier, Erwan Gicquel, Olivier Muquet, Romain Lécot (operational founders), Linksium and Julien Bras.
July, 2021 – i-PhD award winner
Competition operated by Bpifrance, that was created to stimulate the entrepreneurial dynamic of young doctors and to better support the development of deeptech start-ups in conjunction with public research establishments and their ecosystem of valuation.
May, 2019 – external support started
May, 2018 – R&D project launched
Launch of the MayBi project. Recruitment of Erwan Gicquel for a post doctoral position contract, to start the R&D