TURNING SCIENCE INTO BENEFITS FOR
THE PLANET AND HUMANKIND

Econic Technologies was born from a vision where catalyst chemistry is used to turn waste CO2 into positive economic and environmental potential. Incorporating waste CO2 as a feedstock using our novel catalysts reduces the reliance on expensive fossil fuels, turning scientific research into business advantage while delivering environmental gain for the benefit of all.

This vision was crystallised by Professor Charlotte Williams, then at Imperial College London, and now Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. It was supported by investment from Touchstone Innovations and Norner Verdandi.

Much progress has been made since then.

Econic’s catalyst technologies have been patented, validated in pilot operations and continue to secure additional investment.

A talented team of scientists, engineers and commercial managers now conduct their cutting-edge work in a state-of-the-art facility at Alderley Park, the internationally renowned science hub south of Manchester.

All of our efforts are intently focused on the future. A future where waste CO2, a damaging greenhouse gas, is turned into commercial and environmental gain. A future that starts now.

I really enjoy using our state of the art equipment and applying cutting edge science to come up with ways that enable Econic to offer products that benefit the environment.

Dr James Leeland
Econic Senior Scientist – Catalyst Development

TURNING PRINCIPLES INTO
THE RIGHT ACTIONS

We have four founding values that guide how we operate:

RESPECT

We earn respect individually and as a team through hard work, ingenuity and integrity.

INNOVATION

We pursue innovative solutions to create positive potential and to drive sustainable success for our customers, ourselves and the world around us.

SAFETY

We prioritise the safety of people and the environment in all of our activities.

EXCELLENCE

We strive for excellence by providing an environment in which every team member can flourish.

As one of Econic’s early members, I have seen the company grow and develop – but what haven’t changed are our core values. Embracing these values has enabled Econic to flourish, both within our growing teams and in our interactions with our customers.

Dr Rulande Rutgers
Econic Head of Processing and Product Engineering

TURNING KNOWLEDGE AND DRIVE INTO SOLUTIONS

Energy, enthusiasm, commercial insight and inventiveness characterise our expert team. We are forward-thinking individuals, with a rich mix of scientific and commercial backgrounds, unified by a passion to turn our knowledge and experience into high-value solutions for the plastics sector.

TURNING POTENTIAL INTO REALITY

Join Econic Technologies and turn your science and commercial talents into tangible outcomes. Outcomes that positively impact the world we live in. Partner with an expert team and innovative, future-focused clients on ground- breaking catalyst technologies.

We welcome experienced, motivated and curious individuals. While there are no current openings, we’re growing and this can change at any time so please do drop us a line at enquiries@econic-technologies.com if you’d like to be considered in the future. We’d love to hear from you.

Whichever direction you look in, I see Econic’s potential. Potential in the multibillion dollar PU market. Potential in the environmental impact we can have. Potential in our growth to become a major player in the plastics industry. I’m so excited to be a part of Econic turning these into reality.

Dr Anthea Blackburn
Econic Scientist - Catalyst Development

TURNING BELIEF INTO POSITIVE PROGRESS

Our investors, which now include Touchstone Innovations, Norner Verdandi, Jetstream Capital and Woodford Investment Management, believe in the value of the clean tech sector. For good reason. Like us, they see the potential of what Econic can deliver to the global polyols sector as we migrate into a profitable catalyst company. They are committed to remain invested throughout the journey. They are committed to Econic’s positive progress and the benefit this brings to all.

At the national finals of the prestigious Shell Springboard 2015 awards, Econic won the Shell UK Chairman Special Award, along with a €64,000 prize.

Econic was a winner at The Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2014 emerging technologies award, in the category of ‘Environment, materials and process chemistry’. As a result Econic features in Chemistry World.

2013 saw Econic awarded as joint winner at the UK finals of Climate KIC Venture Competition, with a prize of €20,000. As well as this, Climate KIC, alongside Innovate UK, supported four research and development projects, helping Econic rapidly accelerate technology development and achieve current TRL status.

In June 2016 Econic was awarded a Horizon 2020 SME grant amounting to €2.49million to assist with the commercialisation of its catalyst technology. The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument is a public funding programme that funds risk innovation in small businesses. It funds market-creating innovation in disruptive small businesses that have significant growth potential and global ambitions. The SME Instrument is part of Horizon 2020 – the EU’s 80 billion € funding programme for Research and Innovation.