CILKOA has been founded in June, 2022 by 4 co-founders.

CEO – Romain Lécot

Large experience as Managing Director of industrial B2B companies such as CGL Pack and ATHERM. Also Managing Director of PETZL, worldwide climbing leader.

Marketing & Sales – Olivier Muquet

Former cofounder and Marketing & Sales of BT3 Technologies, startup that commercialized the chromatogeny (hydrophobic treatement for cellulosic materials). Then startup manager at EIT InnoEnergy.

R&D / Customer applications – Erwan Gicquel

PhD at LGP2 lab on cellulose nano fibers. Then post doc at SIMAP lab to develop the idea that leads to Cilkoa’s creation.

R&D / Process and Industrialization – Frédéric Mercier

Experience in Japan, then in a SME (InPact). Now CNRS Researcher at SIMAP lab (part time).