BEHIND THE MAGIC
Woodoo’s technology is born from 5 years
of intensive research on new horizon’s
in cellulosic nano-technology which resulted
in many global patents
- The research on bionic wood was initiated by our founder during his Master’s degree in Architecture and Materials Science at Harvard University, USA, between 2010 and 2012: Woodoo’s technology is born from 5 years of intensive research on new horizon’s in cellulosic nano-technology which resulted in many global patents.
- Founded in 2016, the startup has received more than 30 innovation awards since 2016 (MIT European Innovator of the year, Cleantech Open Global San Francisco, H2020 European Commission…) and is supported by the French Ministries of the Environment, Agriculture and Research, as well as EIT Climate KIC.
- Now at the pre-industrial stage we are working hand in hand with clients in various industries to scale-up and release in 2018 niche-market material integrations, first in the automotive Human-to-Machine Interfaces and in the luxury industry, before reaching out to mass markets in the design and construction industries when the technology will be ready.
Woodoo rethinks the wood material with a unique biotechnological approach, to redefine people interactions with this iconic product of our universal heritage.
Vegetal biology has a still unmastered potential that the technology will reveal.
Exploring the living matter to create unprecedented classes of materials with radically new features.
Bioexploring the wood genome to transcend its native characteristics.
Wood, our flagship material, bears millennia of passion and beauty that we will always make sure to magnify and preserve.
We firmly believe in the virtues of being bold and innovative, and we always seek to be pioneers. Without fearing a little touch of craziness.
We are committed to do nothing approximately and to always do our best to produce results combining performance and aesthetics.
- VALUE GENERATION
We are striving to find processes and technologies that will allow us to inject value to transcend weak systems.
We respect what we know well and we sincerely measure its own qualities: a necessary condition to our desire to introduce radical improvements.
We want to preserve the ecosystems we interact with, bearing a permanent desire to contribute to the creation of value while respecting the heritage they represent.
OUR INNOVATION AWARDS
Horizon 2020 / SME Instrument Phase 2
European Commission, July 2018
European Innovator of the year
MIT Technology Review - European Summit,
Fulbright for the Future Prize
Fulbright Commission, November 2018
World Alliance Award
Solar Impulse Foundation, May 2018
Global Shapers Award
World Economic Forum,
SME Innovation Associate
European Commission, June 2017
European Commission, September 2018
Startup Autobahn Award
Plug&Play, September 2018
CleanTech Open World 2017 – San Francisco, February 2017
Climate KIC Prize
European Institute of Innovation & Technology,
French Innovator of the year
MIT Technology Review - Innovators Under 35
i-LAB – National research Award
French Ministry of Research and Innovation, June 2017
French Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
French Ministry of the Environment, November 2016
ADEME IPME Eco-conception
France Climate Agency, November 2016
Grand Prix de l’Innovation de la Ville de Paris
Eco-innovation category, December 2016
100 Under 40 making tomorrow’s cities
Choiseul Institute, July 2018
1st Prize – Bpifrance
Talents BGE, October 2016
1st Prize – CleanTech Open France 2016
Green chemistry category, September 2016
LVMH Innovation Award
Startup Lab Station F, October 2017
Biennale 1.618 for Durable Luxury, June 2018
1st Prize – ACCOR Hotels Challenge
VivaTechnology, August 2016
1st Prize – TOTAL Energies
TOTAL EDHEC Entreprendre, March 2016
Grand Prize Mecenate Besnard de Quelen
Arts & Science Society (CNAM), January 2016
Investissement d'Avenir - Bpifrance, March 2018
Paris Innovation Amorçage
Bpifrance, July 2017
Bpifrance, October 2016
1st Prize – Plug&Start contest
Troyes Technopole, July 2016
FIDAL law firm, April 2016
Grand Est Region
Innovation Award, September 2017
Paris Region, February 2018