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START-UP AWARD

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NORDIQ Nutrition®

Maintaining brain and nervous system health is crucial for long term cognitive wellbeing. These products contains essential nutrients, co-factors, and botanicals known to benefit the brain and nervous system. Rhodiola rosea, the ‘adaptogenic powerhouse’, is highly regarded for its energising yet calming effects and its ability to increase cognitive stimulation. Rhodiola is further complemented by DHA, R-alpha lipoic acid, and choline to synergistically support the structure and function of neuronal cells. Fresh freeze-dried and organic botanicals provide an abundance of hormetic polyphenols; known to increase cellular resistance against a variety of stressors, thus helping to strengthen mitochondria.

www.nordiqnutrition.com

What the judges said: This is a very young and on-trend company with a passionate team driving it forward. It taps into the huge consumer interest in organic, plant-based, ‘clean’ and authentic ingredients with holistic wellness benefits.

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GOZEN BIOTECH TOKYO

Gozen Biotech Tokyo was founded by Machiko Ikeoka who’s family owns a tea plantation for 400 years. Gozen Bio-Matcha project started with the discovery of a unique microbiota living on organic Matcha green tea leaves grown in the traditional way in Shizuoka. The unique microbiota grown on matcha tea leaves allows to target gut microbiota modulation and target brain health and immunity. Efficacy has been validated by clinical trials and gene expression testing. Gozen Biotech Tokyo is powered by five women who want to inspire the future of nutrition by joining traditional agriculture and high technology.

Nucaps Nanotechnology

A natural solution for oral administration of bioactive ingredients and probiotics, Nucaps improves people’s health as it helps to produce better food and supplements by making nutritional ingredients stable, easy to absorb, healthy and natural. Nanoencapsulation with food proteins increases absorption by up to 30 times and can increase shelf life of bacteria from days, to several months. The product is a dry powder that can be used in a sachet or a pill, or incorporated in any food, drink or supplement, resisting cooking and UHT processes.

www.nucapsnanotechnology.com/

Water.io

Vitamins.io, powered by Water.io, is a smart packaging platform that allows vitamin brands to connect with their customers and helps them live up to their promise of making them feel better. Vitamins.io provides a digital coach that will encourage customers to meet their wellness goals by using a connected smart cap and mobile app. The platform reminds customers to take their next dose and allows easy online replenishment. A SaaS Insights Dashboard lets the brand create positive engagements with their customers, provides personalized content through the app and gives the brand insights about customers.

www.water-io.com/

GOZEN BIOTECH TOKYO

Gozen Biotech Tokyo was founded by Machiko Ikeoka who’s family owns a tea plantation for 400 years. Gozen Bio-Matcha project started with the discovery of a unique microbiota living on organic Matcha green tea leaves grown in the traditional way in Shizuoka. The unique microbiota grown on matcha tea leaves allows to target gut microbiota modulation and target brain health and immunity. Efficacy has been validated by clinical trials and gene expression testing. Gozen Biotech Tokyo is powered by five women who want to inspire the future of nutrition by joining traditional agriculture and high technology.

Nucaps Nanotechnology

A natural solution for oral administration of bioactive ingredients and probiotics, Nucaps improves people’s health as it helps to produce better food and supplements by making nutritional ingredients stable, easy to absorb, healthy and natural. Nanoencapsulation with food proteins increases absorption by up to 30 times and can increase shelf life of bacteria from days, to several months. The product is a dry powder that can be used in a sachet or a pill, or incorporated in any food, drink or supplement, resisting cooking and UHT processes.

www.nucapsnanotechnology.com/

Water.io

Vitamins.io, powered by Water.io, is a smart packaging platform that allows vitamin brands to connect with their customers and helps them live up to their promise of making them feel better. Vitamins.io provides a digital coach that will encourage customers to meet their wellness goals by using a connected smart cap and mobile app. The platform reminds customers to take their next dose and allows easy online replenishment. A SaaS Insights Dashboard lets the brand create positive engagements with their customers, provides personalized content through the app and gives the brand insights about customers.

www.water-io.com/