Hi! We’re GROWN bio
A biotechnology company, harnessing nature’s intelligence to grow 100% sustainable and 100% compostable protective packaging, building material and interior design items from natural, regenerative and waste materials.
We’re based in the Netherlands…
And we serve all of Europe through our local sales teams.
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do
With a long history in sustainable packaging, CEO Jan Berbee (right) came across the idea of MycoComposite™ technology from our partner company Ecovative Design in US in 2016, and has been working with the material ever since. Arthur Moree (left), current CTO, joined not long after that when technical knowledge to build a factory was needed. Since then, GROWN bio has grown rapidly.
After launching mushroom ® packaging in Europe, collaborations with designers were started to introduce a range of stunning interior items and artwork. Currently GROWN bio is working on a new innovation: an insulation panel that can be used to transfer the building industry to bio-based products.
We strive to build a strong network to collaborate
And we are proud to call ourselves the most innovative SME (Small and medium-sized enterprise) of the Netherlands of 2021!
Are you interested to work with us?
We are the reliable partner to many industries including cosmetics, consumer electronics, interior designers and architecture in Europe to help them transform their businesses into a truly sustainable one.
Are you our next partner?
The Sustainable Development Goals are our North Star
We assist our customers in growing their business sustainably. Meanwhile, we continue to innovate to improve the quality of our products and test the use of more local waste streams.
We create fully circular products: harvesting agricultural waste streams as input, using reuse/ repurpose principles in our designs, and closing the loop by returning our products as compost to nature.
We continuously challenge ourselves to improve our production processes and logistics infrastructure to minimize our (carbon) footprint, to create a healthier and more sustainable planet.
We are part of the solution to tackle the agricultural ‘waste’ problem, as this stream is valuable input for our products. Thereby, we prevent it from going to landfill or incineration.
Meet Our Team
Our Dutch factory is located in the beautiful Heerewaarden. Every day, our factory team grows thousands of new products and also performs R&D projects.
Grown bio is into sustainability: we want to be environmentally, financially and socially sustainable. Looking at our organization, this means we strive to be an ‘inclusive’ organization.
When making HR decisions, we do not discriminate based on sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
We believe that a balance in diversity is essential at all levels of our organization. If possible, we employ people with a distance to the labor market, who have faced barriers to employment and offer opportunities for professional development and growth. As management, we keep an eye on indications of gender-based violence including sexual harassment. If applicable, we will take immediate actions. We are committed to creating a safe and respectful work environment for all of our employees.