Eleven days left to apply – Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award

Deadline for applications is 30 May, online voting for the best five companies to end on 5 July

BRUSSELS – 19 May 2015 – Leading bioeconomy communications and PR agency Sustainability Consult is supporting European venture capital fund Sofinnova Partners in its prestigious Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award.

The deadline for applications is 30 May and online voting for the best five companies will end on 5 July. A jury of industry experts will select the winner on 20 July at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal, Canada.

Joško Bobanović, Green Seed Fund Partner at Sofinnova Partners said, “Sofinnova Partners is pleased to launch this prestigious award as we work tirelessly to build a supportive ecosystem for cutting-edge renewable chemistry start-ups.”

Eligible start-ups must:

  • Have revenues of less than $5M
  • Be active in renewable chemistry, industrial biotechnology or renewable fuels
  • Have an ambitious plan with unique technology characteristics
  • Sofinnova Partners’ portfolio companies are not eligible to participate

Kathryn Sheridan, Founder and CEO of Sustainability Consult added, “As part of our ongoing relationship with Sofinnova Partners and its portfolio companies, Sustainability Consult is delighted to support the Sofinnova Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award. By earning this award, the winning start-up will be off to a flying start in terms of building their visibility and credibility.”

“Sofinnova Partners brings critical venture capital to early-stage technology development, helping start-ups emerge and contributing to the growth of the biotech industry,” said Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial & Environmental, Biotechnology Industry Organization. “We are pleased that Sofinnova has decided to launch and present its Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award at the 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, highlighting the rapid growth and opportunities in this sector.”

More details on the Sofinnova Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award, supported by Sustainability Consult at: http://bit.ly/renchem.

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Bobanović from Sofinnova Partners with Kathryn and Zoe from Sustainability Consult after the award announcement Sustainability Consult after the award announcement at the 8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany.


About Sofinnova Partners

Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm based in Paris. Over the past 40 years, the firm has financed and accompanied almost 500 companies.

About Sustainability Consult

Sustainability Consult is the leading bioeconomy communications and PR consultancy. Set up in 2008 by CEO Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult is based in Brussels, Belgium and operates internationally. We work with organisations large and small to build their visibility through credible communications and stakeholder engagement.


Sofinnova Partners, press release, 2015-05-19.


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