In 2020, Manuel Milliery created the company Papkot to commercialize the fruit of his accelerated discovery software.
Papkot has developed the first at-scale coating technology to provide paper with the same properties as plastic, converting silicon, the most abundant material on Earth, and cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer, into a nanostructured material to remove plastic from single-use packaging.
The goal is to make single-use plastic packaging obsolete in the future.
Manuel Milliery, the founder, explains the origins of Papkot at a TEDx conference about TO DARE.
"What we do is to build a better future by solving a gigantic problem, sure, but more importantly, to inspire others to grow and flourish impact-driven businesses."
– Manuel Milliery, Founder and CEO