Woodoo was awarded an SME Instrument Phase 2 grant with one of the highest scores in 2018 – 14.7 out of 15! Woodoo uses impressive technology that allows to rebuild wood on a molecular level, making it weatherproof, fire-resistant and eco-friendly. How did they do it?
Woodoo SAS is a French SME company delivering new wood-based disruptive materials for the design and building industries. Woodoo’s patented technology features a bio-based translucent wood composite with enhanced structural performance and sustainability.
Since its creation in 2016, Woodoo has won numerous European and international innovation prizes as recognition of the material’s performances and potential impact on building and design technologies. It will commercialize by first producing small batches for the auto industry, and later by licensing its technology to manufacturing industries.
Woodoo is the result of a long research initiative started in 2010 at Harvard University to manufacture and commercialize an advanced wood material. The project was further developed at major European academic institutes. The material developed by Woodoo overcomes current state of the art inherent limitation (rot, fire, weather, mechanical limitations, durability) to foster new utilisations, revive Europe’s declining wood industry and promote advanced sustainable materials.
Timothée Boitouzet, CEO of Woodoo explains, “EU Startup Services encouraged us to apply even though we were quite early-stage as opposed to more mature startups that we were competing against.” He added, “EU Startup Services helped us to structure our application in the smartest possible way and was also very supportive during rushing hours and late night work throughout this fortunate experience.”
Read the full interview with Timothée on our blog.
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