Glowee is a French start-up that is developing alternative lighting – with bioluminescent bacteria. This bacteria was genetically engineered to express proteins of marine organisms, that naturally glow in the dark.
The idea behind the start-up targets a new legislation in Paris, that forbids use of electric lights in shopfronts – both because of waste of resources and light pollution.
So Glowee developed a sort of sticker patch that glows in the dark, and can be used to light shops – but also displays, buildings and a lot of other creative products.
Here’s a quick animation of their project…Please accept preferences cookies to watch this video.
Its first crowdfunding campaign raised €41k.
Now, this Biotech start-up is doing an equity crowdfunding round,