Bringing you the power of nature

i-Grape produces bioactive natural extracts obtained with patented technology from plant origin wastes. These extracts have antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties which are relevant for the pharmaceutical, dermo-cosmetics, veterinary, phytosanitary, zoosanitary and food industries.

Extracts

i-Grape grape extract

Vitis vinifera

Blueberry extract

Vaccinium corymbosum

Xesta extract

Cytisus scoparius

i-Grape’s research, development and innovation activities are related to the company’s vision of being a benchmark in the generation of ingredients for food, pharmaceutical and veterinary use, using natural raw material sources such as by-products from agro-industrial activities, through the use of sustainable and environmentally responsible production processes.

Specifically, the company will advance in the development and industrial validation of the research carried out by the R&D Department, in collaboration with the research group LIDSA (Laboratory for Research and Development of Analytical Solutions) of the USC in bioactive substances that have a greater market potential due to their novelty, commercial value and strong demand.

Thus, the R&D department is actively connected with the needs raised by customers, with the aim of responding in a direct, agile and efficient way to the new market demands in bioactive ingredients of natural origin.

i-Grape offers a patented technology for obtaining bioactive natural extracts from plant waste. In case of having a plant waste that you need to valorize, do not hesitate to contact us without obligation for studying the case. Experience in sustainable solutions towards Circular Economy models.

Business

Mission

Innovation in the production of plant extracts from the agri-food and forestry industry, using environmentally sustainable techniques and following the Circular Economy principles.

Vision

To position ourselves as a benchmark in obtaining high added-value plant extracts, creating new value chains in the agri-food and forestry sector.

Objectives

Sustainable growth based on our Circular Economy, environmental sustainability and innovation principles as ways to become a benchmark company in the sector.

Strengths

i-Grape is a spin-off from the University of Santiago de Compostela that has a patented process for the production of polyphenolic extracts with proven antibacterial, fungicidal and antioxidant activity from grape marc.

All our products are manufactured under the highest quality standards, tested with controls of the raw materials, the intermediate products, the final product and the production process.

Team

Juan J. Verdes

PARTNER
Financial Manager
juan.verdes@i-grape.es

David Alonso

PARTNER
Operations Manager
dalonso@i-grape.es

Marta Lores

PARTNER
Scientific Manager
marta.lores@i-grape.es

Rocío Facorro

Head of R+D+I
rocio.facorro@i-grape.es

David Pérez

Head of Administration
david.perez@i-grape.es

Aly J. Castillo

Technical and Production Manager
aly.castillo@i-grape.es

Diego González

Production Manager
diego.gonzalez@i-grape.es

Foto de Laura Rubio

Laura Rubio

Quality Manager
laura.rubio@i-grape.es

Juan J. Verdes

PARTNER
Financial Manager

David Alonso

PARTNER
Operations Manager

Marta Lores

PARTNER
Scientific Manager

Rocío Facorro

Head of R+D+I

David Pérez

Head of Administration

Aly J. Castillo

Technical and Production Manager

This company participates in the PRINCIPIA program of the GALICIAN INNOVATION AGENCY (GAIN), subsidized by the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry, through the Resolution of April 24, 2018 establishing the regulatory bases for the concession, subject to concurrence competition, grants for the promotion of hiring technologists to carry out R+D+i activities in companies and research organizations in Galicia.

I-GRAPE LABORATORY S.L. has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to promote research, technological development and innovation, and thanks to which it has been able to carry out the development of a new product and its viability study to support the creation and consolidation of innovative companies. This action has taken place between December 2019 and June 2020. It had the support of the InnoCámaras Programme of the Santiago de Compostela Chamber of Commerce.

A way of making Europe.

Innovation

2023
December
InnovaPeme 2023

Redesign and optimization of production processes for the valorization of waste from the agri-food industry and its transformation into marketable products with antibacterial and antioxidant capabilities, adding high value to the industry.

This plan is funded by the Xunta de Galicia, through grants awarded by the Axencia Galega de Innovación, as part of the InnovaPeme 2023 program.

2023
March
Innowwide

Eureka Innowwide is a programme funded by the European Union as part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. Selected European SMEs are financed with €60 000 for a six-month market viability study in an international market. This first call funded 50 projects, with up to 25 of those involving counterparts in Africa and the other 25 for North and South America, the Middle East or Asia-Pacific. I-Grape’s competitive proposal for expansion in the Mexican market managed to be among the 25 selected.

2023
March
University-Business Challenge Contest

The University-Business Challenge contest of the Junta de Castilla y León, through FUESCYL, aims to promote solutions to specific technological needs previously raised by companies, entrepreneurs or associations and foundations.

2023
January
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Public-Private Collaboration R+D+I Project

Project in consortium with the Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV-CSIC) and the Axencia Galega da Calidade Alimentaria (EVEGA-AGACAL). Project CPP2021-008765 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.1309/501100011033 and by the European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR.

2022
December
Investigo

Grant from the Investigo Programme, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and funded by the European Union-NextGenerationEU, to incorporate a researcher into the i-Grape team.

2022
September
i-grape fue beneficiaria de una ayuda re-acciona
Re-acciona

Strategic development service that allows the identification and evaluation of the factors that define a company's ability to compete in the market using the T-H Matrix Methodology. Programme promoted by IGAPE.

2022
July
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Lanzadera projects

i-Grape collaborates with three research groups from the Universities of León and Salamanca in the study of the extract in the treatment of heart failure and on in vitro assays in assisted reproduction.

2021
October
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NeoGiANT

Consortium project submitted to the H2020 Green Deal IA call. Topic: LC-GD-6-1-2020, Subtopic D: Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support to the Farm-to-Fork Strategy. Proposal funded out of the 15 proposals submitted under the call. Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal (H2020-LC-GD-2020).

2020
December
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GAIN

Individual project submitted to the GAIN call: “Grants for the promotion of Galician participation in the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework program”. Selected Project

2020
October
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
GREENVITISV

Individual project presented by i-Grape to the H2020 EIC SME Instrument phase 2 call in October 2020. The development of the extracts obtained by i-Grape for uses as veterinary medicine, food additives and biopesticide were considered. This project was awarded with the “SealofExcelence from the European Comission.

2019
December
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Bioincubatech

Participation in the high-tech incubator Bioincubatech.

2019
September
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GIANT

Consortium project submitted to the H2020-BBI-JTI-2019 – IA DEMO (H2020-BBI-JTI-2019) topic: BBI-2019-SO3-D3. This project was awarded the Synergy Labelby the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).

2019
September
GIANT
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Consortium project submitted to the H2020-BBI-JTI-2019 – IA DEMO (H2020-BBI-JTI-2019) topic: BBI-2019-SO3-D3. This project was awarded the Synergy Labelgranted by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).

2019
December
Bioincubatech
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Participation in the high-tech incubator Bioincubatech.

2020
October
GREENVITISV
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

Individual project presented by i-Grape to the H2020 EIC SME Instrument phase 2 call in October 2020. The development of the extracts obtained by i-Grape for uses as veterinary medicine, food additives and biopesticide were considered. This project was awarded with the “SealofExcelence from the European Comission.

2020
December
GAIN
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Individual project submitted to the GAIN call: “Grants for the promotion of Galician participation in the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework program”. Selected Project

2021
October
NEOGIANT
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Consortium project submitted to the H2020 Green Deal_IA call Topic: LC-GD-6-1-2020, Subtopic D_Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support to the Farm-to-Fork Strategy. Selected for funding from a total of 15 proposals LC-GD-6-1-2020 subtopic D from the call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal (H2020-LC-GD-2020).

2022
July
PROYECTOS LANZADERA
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i-Grape collaborates with three research groups from the university project launchers for industry partnerships at the universities of León and Salamanca, in the study of extract for heart failure treatment and in in vitro trials for semen preservation.

Contact

Via Isaac Peral 32, Polígono Industrial del Tambre, 15890, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña

(+34) 661 54 65 85

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