Unilever and Innova Partnerships have jointly launched a biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality.
“This is such an exciting and innovative space,” acknowledges Dr Steve Howell, founder of Innova Partnerships.
The technology is set to go into consumer trials of Unilever cleaning products later this year, with the aim of making it available shortly afterwards – but not just for Unilever brands. “We recognise what this technology can represent at scale for many sectors outside Unilever’s portfolio,” says Jon. “We believe we have a responsibility to share it.”