Last news about Cilkoa

February, 2024 – Tech & Fest Grenoble

First participation to the first edition of TECH & FEST, the only festival where industry, research, education and entrepreneurship come together.

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),

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

Maturation & Incubation phases at SATT Linksium Grenoble, to envision going from an R&D project to a company creation.

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

December, 2017 – Genesis of the project

Initiation of the idea by Frédéric Mercier and Julien Bras. Mixing skills about gas phase processes (SIMAP laboratory) and pulp & paper processes (LGP2 laboratory)