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SilicoLife secures Series A investment of up to €9.8 million

Portuguese biotech company SilicoLife secures Series A investment of up to €9.8 million to accelerate the biological production of ingredients. On the past December 7th SilicoLife concluded the first of two Series A rounds fundraising to the tune of €4.9 million, covered in its entirety by funds managed by venture capital firm BlueCrow . In … Continued

SIFIDE R&D recognition

SilicoLife has been recognized as an entity developing R&D activities in the domains of ICT for Health and Industrial Biotechnology by the Portuguese Innovation Agency (ANI). With this recognition clients based in Portugal can submit the expenses with SilicoLife to the Portuguese Tax Incentive System for Business R&D (SIFIDE) enjoying tax benefits and credits. This … Continued

Simão Soares is the Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEO 2020

Simão Soares, SilicoLife CEO, was voted The Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEO of 2020 by the readers of Il Bioeconomista – The First Bioeconomy Blog, Simão was selected from a group of inspiring leaders and companies with great impact in the bioeconomy. Announcement by Il Bioeconomista Our readers have voted. The most innovative bioeconomy CEO 2020 … Continued

The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs of 2020

Our CEO Simão Soares is one of The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs of 2020. This annual initiative is promoted by Il Bioeconomista that asked a panel of world bioeconomy experts to select the Chief Executive Officers that have stood out as the most innovative during the last year. This is the result of 2020 … Continued

Norte2020 SME qualification

Technical sheet / Ficha técnica (in Portuguese) Designação do Projeto / Project title: Contratação de Recursos Humanos Altamente Qualificados (PME ou CoLAB) Código do Projeto / Project code: NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000129 Objetivo Principal / Main aims: Reforço da investigação, do desenvolvimento tecnológico e da inovaçãoPromotion of research, technological development and innovation Região de Intervenção / Region: Norte Organismos Financiadores: NORTE2020; Portugal … Continued


Learn more about the SHIKIFACTORY100 project at This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 814408.

The role of synthetic biology in sustainably sourcing ingredients

Technology is key in sustainability, identity and security. At the forefront is synthetic biology, with some pointing to the tool as the answer to solving these pressing and emerging needs. “Biotechnology and fermentation are great ways of having natural and scalable processes deliver products that meet the current consumer requirements in a truly sustainable way … Continued

Omega-3 Fatty Acids & The Future of Natural Product Sustainability

Published as Special to The Digest by Simão Soares, CEO of SilicoLife and Sam Nejame, CEO of Promotum Most people have a hard time dealing with climate change deniers. We say, they’re backward, there’s overwhelming evidence, they’re anti-science. Anthropomorphic green house gases accumulate in the atmosphere and if we don’t live more sustainably the earth’s … Continued

10 years

10 years ago SilicoLife was founded with the idea of using computation to design nature. Today we work closely with companies from all over the world and we are leading some of the most ambitious projects to expand nature diversity designing sustainable and scalable processes for the bio-based production of chemicals. The challenges we face today … Continued