VU spin-off Photosynthetic finalist in prestigious Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

January 23, 2024

VU spin-off Photosynthetic has been selected as a finalist in the 9th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge out of more than 4,000 international participants. This selection not only highlights Photosynthetic’s pioneering work in micro-3D printing technology, but also marks a historic moment as the first finalist from VU Amsterdam and one of the few Dutch representatives ever to reach this stage in the competition.

Photosynthetic is an innovative academic spin-off of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) supported by the Demonstrator Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and specializes in advanced micro-3D-manufacturing technology. Photosynthetic’s breakthrough technology, which combines the speed of stereolithography (SLA) with the high resolution of two-photon lithography, will revolutionize the field of microfabrication. In particular, this technology has breakthrough applications in the micro-needle and microfluidics markets, where the company is already making progress. The company’s mission is to bring innovative microsolutions to market that have a significant impact on society. “We are pleased and honoured to have been recognized as a finalist in such a prestigious global competition,” said Alexander Kostenko, CEO of Photosynthetic. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and it reflects our commitment to bringing innovative solutions to market that can have a real impact on society.”

About Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow is a global organization that drives scientific and technological innovation by supporting startups in the field of deep technology. The annual Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a renowned competition that brings together the world’s most promising deep-tech projects and provides them with visibility, funding and networking opportunities. The Challenge is known for its rigorous selection process, highlighting startups with the potential to positively impact society and address global challenges.