Biological pest control for food security in a sustainable world

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2016

Location: The Netherlands

Bees are dying and pests are getting increasingly resistant to chemicals. These are two mayor threats to world food security and caused by chemical pest control. Biological control is the solution, but not yet all pests can be controlled biologically in a reliable way.

Biological control products
Bio-innovations develops and produces premium quality biological control products (predatory insects). Our unique rearing system enables us to produce constant premium quality products locally and right on time.

Bio-innovations’ first product is used by a leading organic vegetable growers to control aphid pests in their greenhouses. By not only supplying a good product but also quantitative information to our customers we contribute to reducing pest-related yield losses and wasting valuable resources.


Josefine van Leen

Team Members: Melle Hochstenbach (Plant sciences, horticulture& organic production, M.Sc.); Tzeyi Huang (Entomology, M. Sc.) Maria Ardeleanu (Ecology, M.Sc.) and Josefine van Leen (Project manager, B.A.).