Corium Biotech

Bio production of exptic leather

Big Idea

Corium Biotech™ is a branch of Maia & Muller – Biotech dedicated to the bio production of exotic leather, in laboratory, using cellular agriculture tecnhiques. With its innovative product, CoriumBiotech™ directly answers to the need of luxury fashion industry for alternative materials that mimic the natural exotic leather and at the same time meet the requirements of the luxury leather goods clients, related to environmental sustainability and animal well being.

Activity Highlights

  • Label “UP Spin–off”, 2023
  • Label “ID” ANI, 2023
  • Finalists “Prix Innovation ANDAM”, 2022
  • Patent submission, 2022
  • Label “Impact Startup” Websummit, 2022
  • Finalists of “Prémio Empreendedorismo e Inovação – Crédito Agrícola”, 2021
  • National winner of ClimateLauchPad, 2020


Maria João Gonçalves – CEO & Co-Founder; Margot Muller – Co-Founder & COO; João Pinto – Partner, Communications strategist.

Portugal Ventures’ Investment Manager

Helena Taveira