Horizon 2020 SME instrument, Innovation Fund Grand Solutions, and EcoInnovation
EcoXpac’s vision is to replace normal environmentally harmful plastic bottles with their Green Fiber Bottles. The Green Fiber Bottle is 100% biodegradable and uses energy-saving drying technique that would save costs and shorten production cycles of all fiber products.
The project is carried out in collaboration with some strong and resourceful partners among which can be mentioned Technical University of Denmark, Carlsberg, Danish Technological Institute, and BillerudKorsnäs from Sweden.
1st Mile’s Work with EcoXpac
1st Mile has been strongly involved in helping EcoXpac receive funding for their innovative Green Fiber Bottle project and has been very successful in helping them secure fundings from multiple funding schemes.
The project has received support from several funds including Horizon 2020, the Danish Market Development Fund, The Danish Innovation fund (Grand Solutions – see feature “Ølflasker af papir”), and the Danish Eco-innovation program.
In 2019, BillerudKorsnäs acquired EcoXpac and entered into a joint venture with and Alpla to form the company Paboco. Read more about this by clicking here.
The Horizon 2020 SME programme has since been replaced by the EIC Accelerator program under Horizon Europe for 2021-2027.