DELOX selected by the EIC Accelerator

Delox, a Ciências ULisboa’s spin-off, has been selected for funding by the EIC Accelerator Funding Program. The European Innovation Council (EIC) concluded the 2023 funding cycle by choosing 42 startups and SMEs from a pool of 1083 contestants, amounting to a total of €285M in combined grants and equity investments. 

Delox presented their solution, Delox Air, as an answer to the “Aerosol and Surface Decontamination for Pandemic Management” Challenge, and after a compelling pitch and a Q&A session with the EIC committee, they were awarded this outstanding recognition. Among the 42 inalists, Delox is the only Portuguese company that was able to secure funding, making it an important milestone for the startup. This invaluable recognition will allow Delox to expand their technology and business. 

In the words of Fernando Antunes, Delox CTO: “This project represents another validation of the unique value of Delox technology. It will enable Delox to expand its lines of products and develop Delox Air – the solution that was selected by the EIC to enable social interaction for future pandemics. On a personal note, Delox exemplifies how curiosity-driven research and technology-driven innovation can converge, blurring the traditional boundaries between pure and applied research." CQE congratulates the DELOX team for the acievement.

Photo credits: Delox

Published/edited: 11/03/2024