FreshStrips is chemical startup of 2017

Smart sticker changes its colour for food safety and shelf life

FreshStrips has been declared the chemical startup of 2017. The company of founders Koen Nickmans and Marios Chryssolouris has developed a sticker that by changing colour, at a glance makes clear whether the food in the packaging is still good or not. The winner received the Gouden Kiem Award at the international scientific chemistry conference CHAINS on 6 December. FreshStrips succeeds the spin off company TUSTI, also from TU Eindhoven, which won this prize last year.

Founder Koen Nickmans graduated last October in Prof. Albert Schenning's Functional Organic Materials and Devices research group, where the technology for FreshStrips has been discovered and developed.In chemistry, there are numerous startups, which convert the results of scientific research into commercial products and services. The NWO area of Chemical Sciences, the Top Sector Chemistry, and InnovationLink want to make this young activity visible and reward the most remarkable example of this.

Fresh Strips has received 18,750 euros for a research project from NWO, and 6,250 euros from TKI Chemie to freely spend on research or publicity. In addition, the winner can count on the necessary online and offline publicity.

Marios Chryssolouris from FreshStrips tells more about his company in this video The people of FreshStrips were in turn addressed in a video by Prince Constantijn in his role as ambassador for StartupDelta.