DSTC physical chemists awarded Start Cup Lazio 2018

DSTC physical chemists awarded Start Cup Lazio 2018

premiazione_Start-Cup-Lazio-2018Our researchers Dr. Emanuela Gatto and Dr. Claudia Mazzuca he been selected as recipients of the Start Cup Lazio 2018 Award with the SPLastica Project. Emanuela Gatto and Claudia Mazzuca,  together with Valentina Armuzza, a former student of our MSc Degree in Chemistry, and Graziano Massaro, a business consultant, have been awarded the First Prize of the  Start Cup Lazio 2018, for the Best Idea of Innovative Company developed into a Research Center of Lazio.
Their project “SPLastica: Sustainable Plastic” aims to the realization of biodegradable and compostable plastic-like materials developed from no longer edible food waste as primary source.The project embraces the idea of circular economy, as it makes possible to convert waste into a resource. With waste it will be possible to create new products, which, at the end of their life cycle, can be thrown into an organic compost bin, becoming soil fertilizers.

The SPlastica team will participate to the PNI, the National Award for Innovation, promoted by the national network of university business incubators (PNI Cube), which will take place in Verona on November 29th and 30th.
 
Congratulations to all the team and best wishes for the participation at the National Competition!