Envin ltd is the private company created by Alessio Navarra, Benedetto Schiavo and Fabrizio Vicari with the aim of carrying on projects of Environmental Innovation (i.e. Env.In).
Primary objective of Envin is the Printed Circuit Board Innovative Solution (PCBIS) project, enclosed in the object of company’s statute. In the same document it is possible to read the secondary aims of the legal entity, including the will to spread the culture of the innovation and entrepreneurship, to create qualified occupation in the south of Italy (for young people in particular) and to promote social and virtuous activities.
PCBIS project potentiality were shown for the first time in 2017, during the business idea competition organized by the ARCA consortium, which is the incubator of the university of Palermo. Even if a prototype or a demonstrator wasn’t already built, the jury of the competition appreciated the actuality of the topic, the concreteness of the objectives and the understanding of customer needs, electing the project as the best among 50 others.
Right after, the team succeeded in winning also the Sicilian competition, organized by UniCredit bank.
After the local and regional levels, PCBIS project was brought at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) business Idea competition. After three different selection rounds and two pitch stage involving hundreds of competitors, PCBIS project was declared the third best European idea for secondary raw materials recovery in 2018.
In the same year the idea become the spine of a new entity, Envin ltd, and the theory became reality at the lab scale, by building the first prototype of the combined leaching/deposition reactor.
In this moment Envin team is looking for potential investors for equity in order to obtain the funding required to scale-up the process to an industrial relevant size.