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What we do

At Protiva, we develop high-performance, eco-friendly, and scalable textile dyes from bacteria. The microorganisms selected by Protiva Bioinks consume agro-industrial production waste and transform it into high-quality, biodegradable textile dye. Our dyes require less water and additional chemicals in the dyeing processes, while also producing effluents with minimal environmental impact.

Our value

We combine the best of two worlds:

  • The sustainability and low environmental impact of microbial dyes.
  • The scalability and efficiency of industrial textile dyes.

Contest & Awards

Throughout these years, we have participated in various competitions and calls. Not only have we had the joy of winning some, but we have also had the opportunity to showcase our work and build connections with entrepreneurs and biotechnology institutions.

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Potenciar Nuestra Innovación Contest

1st Place in the category "Innovative Technological Solution" among over 500 participants nationwide, organized by INJUVE and the Empretec Foundation.

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Innovar 2023 National Contest

Selected in the "Small and Medium Enterprises" category to exhibit at the National Innovar Contest 2023.

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Soluciones Innovadoras Contest

1st Place in the category "Innovative Solutions for Sustainability and Social Inclusion". Contest organized by Banco Nación and the Empretec Foundation

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Impulso Joven

We were among the top 20 selected in LATAM for the Impulso Joven initiative, a call organized by UNESCO and Nestlé to provide resources and skills in the development of innovative projects.

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Naves Nacional 2023

Finalists of the Naves Nacional 2023 program in the "Startup Companies" category, organized by IAE Business School and Banco Macro.

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IB50K 2023

Finalists of the IB50K 2023 competition, organized by the Balseiro Institute. Special prize awarded by INTA for the "Best project in biotechnology". Special prize from Fundación INVAP, and special awards granted by EMPREAR and the Empretec Foundation.

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Élitros 2023

A 4-month training and strengthening program for technology-based companies, organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Empretec Foundation.

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Delsud Innovation Awards 2021

1st place in the Delsud Innovation Award 2021, granted by the Grupo Delsud Foundation.




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