SilviBio pitches at COP26 to win Net Zero Edge Award

Updated: May 31

Founder and CEO, Alicja Dzieciol, gained a place at the finals of Scottish Edge's Net Zero Edge competition. Scottish EDGE is one of the UK’s biggest funding competitions for high growth potential businesses.


As part of this competition, a short video was made about our work to improve forest nursery productivity by development of bio-based seed coatings and soil additives to increase seed germination, seedling survival, and decrease in water/fertiliser usage.

The final was held at the COP26 conference in Glasgow where Alicja pitched in front of a panel of business experts, including Natwest CEO, Alison Rose, founder of the Hunter Foundation, Sir Tom Hunter, and the University of Strathclyde’s, Professor Eleanor Shaw. The award final showcased the different ways companies are tackling the challenges involved in reaching Net-Zero.


The final was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube:


After a successful pitch, SilviBio received an award of £50K for its innovative seed and soil treatment technology. In addition, SilviBio will gain further support from Scottish Edge and the NatWest Group which will enable SilviBio to continue to grow and further aid reforestation efforts.