Philip Chaabane is a young CEO at Selektope, a selective marine antifouling technology, who has been working in the automotive industry and now found the shipping industry. From a blank paper to the possibility of seeing it from the inside, of course gave him the bug!
The office of Selektope is situated in the Astra Zeneca Bio Venture Hub, which is in the same building where their R&D department is situated. I was given a tour of the office and I can see the benefits of gathering start-ups in this kind of environment.
Philip wants to lift the level of innovation in the shipping industry, so if you are interested in that, you can reach Philip on Twitter @
Selektope is co-funded by the eco-innovation initiative of the European Union and has has been approved by the EU Standing Committee on Biocidal Products for EU-wide use from the 1st of January 2016.
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