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European Innovation Council

Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner

EIC Ambassador, EIC funding beneficiary

Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner


CEO of Lixea

Krisztina is a Biochemical Engineer by training and has been active in the sustainability technology sphere for over 10 years. Previously she worked at a bioplastics company, managing a portfolio of collaborative, biomass to novel bioplastics R&D projects with an overall budget of EUR 6 million. Krisztina has considerable experience in taking an idea from the drawing board to installation and running a start-up company overseeing all aspects of the business.

Her company Lixea develops an innovative biomass fractionation process using low-cost ionic liquids to produce sustainable bioproducts from waste  wood.