Winner Gouden KIEM 2017 continues development of "Fresh Strips"

17 April 2019

The start-up FreshStrips won the ‘Gouden KIEM 2017’ with their innovation to combat food waste. With the help of this prize, they further developed their so-called ‘Fresh Strips’ and they are an important step closer to bringing this innovation to the market. "A typical example of how we can contribute to the success of start-ups," according to Holland Chemistry and NWO, the organizers of the ‘Gouden KIEM’.

What exactly are ‘Fresh Strips’?

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology invented these ‘Fresh Strips’: battery-free sensors that change colour according to their temperature history, to easily judge freshness of a product. To launch this innovation, the start-up ‘FreshStrips’ was established in 2016. The technology was further developed - from a microscopic phenomenon in the lab, to scalable, fully-fledged prototypes with the help of the ‘Gouden KIEM’, that FreshStrips won in 2017.

Gouden KIEM 2019

The nomination procedure for the ‘Gouden KIEM’ 2019 will start shortly. With the ‘Gouden KIEM’ competition, the NWO domain Sciences and Holland Chemistry reward the best chemical start-up / knowledge institution combination with a prize package of 25,000 euros and publicity. Are you involved in a start-up that has a link with chemistry? Then keep an eye on the NWO website.

Source: NWO