Vortex is one of the two winning startups of the first call of RedZone by SAES, the acceleration program dedicated to startups operating in the field of materials science.

Vortex was born in 2020 from the idea of ​​the two founders Lorenzo Picco and Simone Piccolo to build a business model inspired by the pillars of environmental, economic and social sustainability.

The startup aims to find innovative solutions for agri-food by-products, both from an environmental and economic point of view, by ennobling them (upcycling) for the food, nutraceutical and petfood sectors.

Vortex has already created a cosmetic brand validated on the market under the name NASTE Beauty. Discover NASTE shop.

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Mimotype is the second winning startup of the first call of the RedZone acceleration program.
It is a nanotechnology company from Berlin that deals with the innovation of biomorphic materials. Their mission? Reinventing light. Let’s meet the two founders: Claudio and Danilo.

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Flux Polymers

Flux Polymers is a German startup that has developed a non-toxic coating designed to shield surfaces against bacteria and other contaminants without the use of biocides and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs).
 Their brilliant idea revolves around the principles of sustainability and recyclability, which finds strong connections with the RedZone approach.

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Bacfarm is set to revolutionize the biotech industry by harnessing the untapped potential of bacteria.

Their pioneering approach, focused on extracting novel active ingredients from bacteria, promising groundbreaking applications in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and beyond. 

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