Bordeaux and its region is a fertile breeding ground that is inventing and encouraging the development of future products.
From bio-printing of living tissues to microalgae for agribusiness, an increasing number of companies driven by local research are innovating for tomorrow.
Here is a brief overview by the Journal des Entreprises:
Poietis is the first company in the world to have developed biological tissues by laser bio-printing. It is based at the Bioparc.
After 10 years of research, Fabien Guillemot, a researcher at the bio-tissue engineering lab of Bordeaux University, is behind this unique technological development: 3D printing of living tissues by laser.
Sunna Design, a Bordeaux start-up created in 2011 and based at the Ecoparc, has developed an LED street lamp equipped with a NiMH battery capable of resisting hot weather in Asian and African countries. In 2013, it raised €5.3 million euros to boost its growth.
Innoveox is a start-up that is pioneering the treatment of toxic waste by its ground-breaking Hydrothermal Oxidation technology (OHT).
Olikrom, a fledgling company set up on the Cheminnoy site of the Bordeaux campus, is developing intelligent pigments capable of adapting themselves to temperature, light and even pressure.
Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company specialising in the production of oils and proteins, has also developed a unique technology that produces microalgae, and has just laid the first foundation stone at its future factory in Libourne to address the nutrition market.
And, finally, Exoes, created in 2009, recycles energy from exhaust pipes thanks to its new pioneering technology named EVE (Energy Via Exhaust). It has just been ranked 3rd in Nicloas Hulot’s My Positive Impact campaign aiming to raise awareness of operational solutions to fight against climate change.
(Source Le Journal des Entreprises May 2015)