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uFraction8 triumph at Europe's leading investment event

ECCI-supported start-up UFraction8 is one of the winners in the 12th edition of the European Venture Contest Final.

Hosted this year in Düsseldorf, EVC is Europe's leading network and investment event for high-growth technological start-ups, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their businesses across borders and engage directly with Europe’s most active investors.

Climate-KIC Accelerator participants uFraction8 are sustainable bioprocessing specialists who have designed an energy efficient and sustainable alternative to industrial centrifuges. Managing Director Brian Miller and CEO Monika Tomecka led the start-up to the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final in 2017.

uFraction8 were one of 9 cleantech and food tech winners who battled it out with more than 100 innovative companies in the final from all over Europe to an international audience of investors, key corporates and innovation experts.

Brian Miller, Managing Director of uFraction8 said: “Being selected as one of only 24 winners out of the 1250 companies that entered is a tremendous achievement and this recognition from an audience of powerful corporate investors and decision makers is an excellent stepping stone to raising funding to support our vision.

"uFraction8 aims to deliver solutions that enable a sustainable bio-economy that help to solve food security and raw material sustainability. Being selected among the top companies in this space from across the whole of Europe helps us maintain our belief that we are doing the right thing at the right time.

"The training provided as part of the Climate-KIC programme at ECCI has really helped us to refine our ideas and focus our business on the areas that matter to everyone - we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this incredible recognition without their support and advice.”

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