We are a team of two: Zuzana Sediva and Sophie Grimm motivated to revolutionize the foam industry. Inspired by food engineering we are using a proprietary foaming technology to foam agricultural waste materials like fruit and cereal. We met at the ETH university in Zurich and are now on a mission to scale our idea creating new markets for bio-based polymer foams. We are always excited to explore new foaming machinery, novel materials, sustainability trends and meeting people while at it!
Our story: Zuzana developed a new foaming technology for food products such as ice cream during her PhD at ETH University in Zurich. After her doctorate in 2019, Zuzana kept wondering how to stay close to food and foaming while really making a difference. She joined an EIT entrepreneurial course based in Madrid, Lausanne, San Francisco and Lisbon visiting some of the worlds most famous hubs. During that time, the idea of foaming food waste was born. Zuzana was awarded a Pioneer Fellowship, allowing her to focus on her idea and technology transfer. In 2020, Sophie Grimm, expert in materials and food processing joined Zuzana after her finishing her masters degree. Together they set off on a mission to produce fast disposable foams. Groam was awarded a Bridge Proof of Concept grant to further develop the product. Today, Groam continues to work hard to address grand challenges in the agro-food waste sector and polymer foam waste.
We provide bio-based and biodegradable foam solutions for fast disposables. For that we develop proprietary material formulations based on agricultural waste streams and combine them with our patented environmentally friendly foaming technology.
Our materials and technology are compatible with existing foaming equipment such as extrusion. We have expertise in technology design, optimization and scale up.
Our first product is a foam based on agricultural waste for plant substrates. We see especially high potential for plugs used in hydroponic farming.
In the future, we plan to expand to biodegradable protective packaging for e-commerce.
Our long-term goal is to develop even more durable foams for the fashion industry.