DARWIN obtains a CREATEC project to develop probiotics for aquaculture

Funding: Grant for a Technology-Based Business Creation Project (CREATEC-CV 2018) (file IMCBTA/2018/8), funded by Institut Valencià de Competitivitat Empresarial (IVACE) co-financed with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Amount: 67,223.24 €. The increase in the global demand for fish implies the need of sustainable development in the aquaculture industry. To this end, the

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Proyecto Microbioma Español

The Spanish Microbiome Project: a groudbreaking work coordinated by DARWIN

The results of the Spanish Microbiome Project, carried out with the Instituto Central Leche de la Nutrición Personalizada and the Cátedra Extraordinaria Central Lechera Asturiana-UCM have just been published. This is the first work that studies the composition of the “normal” intestinal microbiome (of healthy individuals) in a Mediterranean country like Spain, which has one

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DARWIN develops an additive for the food of fisheries associated to aquaculture

DARWIN obtains its second CREATEC-CV project to develop an additive that improves the health of fish produced for human consumption, while minimizing the use of antibiotics. This project acquires special importance in the sustainability sector given the current and growing demand for fish. The project, finantially aided by IVACE and co-financed with ERDF funds, is

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DARWIN attends the SOUTH SUMMIT 2021, a global platform of innovation that connects startups, corporations and investors

On November 4th, 2021, Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence had the opportunity to attend the South Summit 2021, organized in Valencia this year. This event is considered an international innovation platform that connects startups, corporations and investors. The main objective of this event is to connect people by driving innovation and generating unique business opportunities. South Summit

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DARWIN attends the BIO Night 2021, organised by BIOVAL

DARWIN attended, on October 28th, 2021, the Bio-Night, organized by the BIOVAL Cluster. BIOVAL is the Association of Companies and Entities of the BIO sector that includes Biotechnology, Biomedicine and Bioeconomy, and that constitute the cluster of the Valencian Community. It was created in 2006 and since then it has energized the BIO sector, acting

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ELIIT project: DARWIN and HOSBO join forces to develop VEGANMAT, a bacterial-cellulose based material that simulates leather

The ELIIT project supports SMEs in textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) to improve their competitiveness and, at the same time, help them integrate new technologies into innovative or high added vallued products, processes or services. Recently, the  proposal between Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence S.L. and Hijos De Oscar Botella Sempere S.L. to develop a new

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DARWIN attends the FTALKS 2021, organised by KMZERO

Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence had the opportunity to attend the Food Talks 2021 event, organized by KM ZERO on October 14th and 15th 2021, presenting our new product: Masa Mater by yofermento. KM Zero is an association that encourages startups operating in the food value chain to take them to the next level. In addition, they

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DARWIN, winner of the Santander X Spain Award 2021 (Accelerate category)

Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence is the winner of the Accelerate category of the Santander X Spain Award 2021. This award is structured in two categories: to promote the best business ideas in the early phases and the best Spanish startups already established. Reaching the final phase has been a highly competitive process. Of all the initiatives

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Interview with Manuel Porcar, President of DARWIN, by AGORA: Aragón Radio

Manuel Porcar, President of Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence, is one of the winners of the IgNobel 2021 prize in Ecology. He was interviewed on September 17, curiously on the International Day of Microorganisms, by the Ágora section of Aragón Radio. In this interview, he explains the usefulness of microorganisms in the industry and in our day to

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DARWIN participates in the new project ENTOMOPLAST: Insect microbiomes as a tool for the recycling plastic waste from multilayer packaging

Darwin Bioprospecting is one of the partners that will carry out,  with the University of Valencia and AIMPLAS, the ENTOMOPLAST project: “Insect microbiomes as a tool for the recycling of plastic waste from multilayer packaging”. This project will be carried out thanks to the funding received by the Generalitat Valenciana, the Valencian Agency for Innovation

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DARWIN attends the final event of the BIOROBOOST project: «An evening by the sea»

“BIOROBOOST: fostering synthetic biology standardization through international collaboration” is a European project coordinated by the University of Valencia whose main objective is to promote the standardization of synthetic biology through international collaboration and debate. On September 16th, 2021, the closing event of the BioRoboost project took place, sp in the Veles e Vents building of

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