The “Spawnfoam” idea emerged in 2013 with a clear goal: to change the paradigm of production and consumption of petroleum derived composites and materials, such as plastics, presenting a competitive alternative of organic and biodegradable origin.

From idea to practice, today Spawnfoam is a recognized biotechnology company with major awards and prizes.
It differs in the market by the technological innovation in the development of biomaterials that contribute decisively to increase the planet’s sustainability, to improve the efficiency in the use of the resources and, consequently, to the transition to a circular economy.


Pedro MendesCEO - Mechanical Eng.

Guilhermina MarquesHoR - Teacher @ UTAD and Researcher @ CITAB

Cynthia MalhadasResearcher - Biotecnhology Eng.


Supported by

Funded by Norte 2020 | Project NORTE-02-0651-FEDER-037008 | Vale Incubação

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement

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