THE STORY
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’S MANIFESTO

OUR VISION

Woodoo rethinks the wood material with a unique biotechnological approach, to redefine people interactions with this iconic product of our universal heritage.

OUR CONVICTION

Vegetal biology has a still unmastered potential that the technology will reveal.

OUR MISSION

Exploring the living matter to create unprecedented classes of materials with radically new features.

OUR AMBITION

Bioexploring the wood genome to transcend its native characteristics.

OUR VALUES

  • AUTHENTICITY

Wood, our flagship material, bears millennia of passion and beauty that we will always make sure to magnify and preserve.

  • AVANT-GARDE

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.

  • QUALITY

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.

  • ESTEEM

We respect what we know well and we sincerely measure its own qualities: a necessary condition to our desire to introduce radical improvements.

  • BALANCE

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

International

  • Horizon 2020 / SME Instrument Phase 2

    Horizon 2020 / SME Instrument Phase 2

    European Commission, July 2018

  • European Innovator of the year

    European Innovator of the year

    MIT Technology Review - European Summit,
    October 2016

  • Fulbright for the Future Prize

    Fulbright for the Future Prize

    Fulbright Commission, November 2018

  • World Alliance Award

    World Alliance Award

    Solar Impulse Foundation, May 2018

  • Global Shapers Award

    Global Shapers Award

    World Economic Forum,
    September 2016

  • EDF Pulse

    EDF Pulse

    EDF Foundation,
    September 2017

  • SME Innovation Associate

    SME Innovation Associate

    European Commission, June 2017

  • SmartEES

    SmartEES

    European Commission, September 2018

  • Startup Autobahn Award

    Startup Autobahn Award

    Plug&Play, September 2018

  • Runner-up Prize

    Runner-up Prize

    CleanTech Open World 2017 – San Francisco, February 2017

  • Climate KIC Prize

    Climate KIC Prize

    European Institute of Innovation & Technology,
    September 2016

National

  • French Innovator of the year

    French Innovator of the year

    MIT Technology Review - Innovators Under 35

  • i-LAB – National research Award

    i-LAB – National research Award

    French Ministry of Research and Innovation, June 2017

  • France AgriMer

    France AgriMer

    French Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

  • GreenTech Verte

    GreenTech Verte

    French Ministry of the Environment, November 2016

  • ADEME IPME Eco-conception

    ADEME IPME Eco-conception

    France Climate Agency, November 2016

  • Grand Prix de l’Innovation de la Ville de Paris

    Grand Prix de l’Innovation de la Ville de Paris

    Eco-innovation category, December 2016

  • 100 Under 40 making tomorrow’s cities

    100 Under 40 making tomorrow’s cities

    Choiseul Institute, July 2018

  • 1st Prize – Bpifrance

    1st Prize – Bpifrance

    Talents BGE, October 2016

  • 1st Prize – CleanTech Open France 2016

    1st Prize – CleanTech Open France 2016

    Green chemistry category, September 2016

  • LVMH Innovation Award

    LVMH Innovation Award

    Startup Lab Station F, October 2017

  • Grand Prize

    Grand Prize

    Biennale 1.618 for Durable Luxury, June 2018

  • 1st Prize – ACCOR Hotels Challenge

    1st Prize – ACCOR Hotels Challenge

    VivaTechnology, August 2016

  • 1st Prize – TOTAL Energies

    1st Prize – TOTAL Energies

    TOTAL EDHEC Entreprendre, March 2016

  • Grand Prize Mecenate Besnard de Quelen

    Grand Prize Mecenate Besnard de Quelen

    Arts & Science Society (CNAM), January 2016

Regional

  • BE EST

    BE EST

    Investissement d'Avenir - Bpifrance, March 2018

  • Paris Innovation Amorçage

    Paris Innovation Amorçage

    Bpifrance, July 2017

  • FrenchTech Award

    FrenchTech Award

    Bpifrance, October 2016

  • 1st Prize – Plug&Start contest

    1st Prize – Plug&Start contest

    Troyes Technopole, July 2016

  • Innovation Prize

    Innovation Prize

    FIDAL law firm, April 2016

  • Grand Est Region

    Grand Est Region

    Innovation Award, September 2017

  • WILCO Award

    WILCO Award

    Paris Region, February 2018

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