National First prize winner

Micro Catch

Solution to filter and degrade microplastics directly from washing machines


Micro Catch is a solution for filtering microfibers during the washing cycle of synthetic clothes in our homes – preventing these from ending up in our oceans.
Our innovation lies within (1) the development of an innovative technology that will not only contain/filter the microfibers but also degrade them and; (2) doing it in a way to allow for multiple product applications.
We will develop a solution with plastic degradation capabilities and self-cleaning function that can be integrated directly in washing machines (and, in the future, other applications such as waste water treatment facilities, food processing water treatment, etc.).

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  • 2019 Participant
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  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Portugal

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  • Jana Garous: CEO, João Silva: COO

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