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in the food packaging world.

Global Commitment 2020 Progress Report

August 3, 2020

This year Koepala's New Plastic Economy Global Commitment Progress Report. At Koepala, we adapt circular economy thinking in our design process to ensure that our food packaging solutions are designed to eliminate waste from the very beginning and can be simultaneously utilized for customer recycling. Please check out Koepala's journey of making all our packaging solutions to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.

The problem - A System Problem

July 9, 2020

What is the wicked problem that Koepla is trying to tackle in this food packaging industry? A product problem, a consumer problem, or an industry problem? Let's understand why Koepala’s mission is to design disruptive innovations that will lead to creating a circular system around food packaging.

Koepala's new sustainability change agent!

June 16, 2020

Welcome Hai Anh Tran as our new Sustainability Strategist! Joining Koepala, Hai Anh shares the same vision on creating the most sustainable food packaging, building the foundation for her life-long passion for creating positive impacts for people and the planet. Check out her ambitious plan to co-create sustainability at Koepala.

Sustainable Design...beyond the environment

July 25, 2019

Monika Tuominen provides her view on sustainable design and how it is more than just an environmental challenge. Materials, durability, energy efficiency, money, people are all important factors to have sustainable design solutions. Being sustainable is one of our main values here at Koepala, we’re doing our best to make it into a reality.

Co-creation, collaboration and system change - thoughts from Torino

July 19, 2019

Ben Holden gives his views following our trip to Torino for the EUSIC semi-final academy, the competition is to challenge plastic waste through social innovation. 30 projects from across Europe; 30 projects ran by some incredible, driven, and determined people. Networking, idea sharing, and having fun with these people got me thinking about what we can achieve when we come together, and pull our skills to create and design a more sustainable future.

Koepala at EUSIC

July 15, 2019

An overview of the EUSIC event through the eyes of Koepala. European Social Innovation Competition shows collaboration and a concentrated commitment from across the ecosystem to do something about the plastic crisis. We'd love to show how our product could bring sustainable impacts to food packaging industry.

Defining Sustainability

July 11, 2019

Greenwashing is a challenge to the sustainability industry. Monika Tuominen takes a look at how misleading terms can affect the sustainability effort. That’s why here at Koepala, we aim to be as transparent as possible with our products, beliefs and motives to ensure you that you know exactly what you’re getting into or supporting.

Food, Circularity & Koepala

July 5, 2019

Food, Circularity & Koepala's role in the ecosystem. Koepala is trying to define the food packaging system to be more circular by taking a holistic approach to the takeaway food value chain. We are making our mission to redesign the industry and help the players in the field design the most sustainable packaging in the world.

Finnish Nature and its Influence on Design

June 27, 2019

Here in Finland we don't just admire nature from a distance, but we use it in our designs and as our inspiration. For Koepala keeping our relationship with nature front and centre is a key motivator for us! We can spread that awareness and the convenience of beautiful and sustainable design worldwide.

Koepala at World Circular Economy Forum - Day 2

June 5, 2019

A review of Day 2 at World Circular Economy Forum. Koepala present Aterimo solution and explain how the solution could help food packaging industry more sustainable. Besides, we learn more about consumer behaviors in relation to the circular economy and how consumers react to sustainability models.

Koepala at World Circular Economy Forum 2019 - Day 1

June 3, 2019

A pre-event preview of the World Circular Economy Forum. When innovating our packaging solution, we keep circularity at the forefront of our mind and are engineering, and designing our solutions to ensure that the throw-away, disposable culture comes to an end. This event allows Koepala to promote our agenda, learn from experts in the field and also to challenge existing thinking.

London Food Tech Week Preview

May 17, 2019

A quick preview of our upcoming visit to London Food Tech Week.

London Food Tech Week Day 4

May 24, 2019

Our final day daily review from London Food Tech Week 2019

London Food Tech Week Day 3

May 23, 2019

A look back at our 3rd day in London for LFTW19

London Food Tech Week Summary

May 27, 2019

A look back at our trip to London to take part in YFood's London FoodTech Week

London Food Tech Week Day 1

May 20, 2019

Packagings role in the Home Eating Experience?

Koepala at WTCE

April 16, 2019

Koepala vist largest travel catering expo in Germany.

Koepala named as winning proposal in Helsinki Innovation Competition

March 20, 2019

Koepala win pilot opportunity in Kalasatama.

Koepala attend Nordic CleanTech Open

March 18, 2019

March 16-17 Koepala visited the magnificent surroundings of Trolleholm Castle in Sweden to take part in the Nordic CleanTech Open.

Koepala Sign the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

March 14, 2019

Koepala are delighted to sign The New Plastic Economy's Global Commitment.

Koepala to attending Packaging Innovations 2019

February 21, 2019

Koepala will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations 2019

Koepala named in Nordic Cleantech Open Top 25

February 20, 2019

Koepala named among the NCO Top 25 for 2019

Koepala is Hiring

February 14, 2019

Koepala Packaging is looking for an International Business Development Manager. For the full job description read the full article here.

Koepala at Beyond Next

February 8, 2019

Koepala attended the Beyond Next forum in the Netherlands

Koepala January Newsletter - In case you missed it.

January 30, 2019

A snapshot of Koepala's most recent newsletter.

Koepala win Kemira Industryhack event.

December 11, 2018

Koepala are happy and honoured to have won the Kemira Industryhack event.

Koepala involved in Circular Economy Events

December 7, 2018

Busy few weeks for the Koepala team

Koepala Speak at New Food Tech Event

November 16, 2018

Koepala at new Future of Food event

Kasvu Open and EIT FAN results announced

October 25, 2018

Everyone's a winner after Kasvu Open 2018

Koepala at London Start up events

October 18, 2018

Over the last few days Koepala have been involved in a couple of start up events in London, UK.

Koepala named in EIT's Food Accelerator network

October 4, 2018

Koepala is proud to be included as EIT Food introduces the 41 high-impact agri-food start-ups

Koepala at RTIE 2018

October 2, 2018

Koepala showcased their Aterimo solution to the UK's largest Takeaway Innovation show in London.

Koepala at TechInnovation Singapore

September 19, 2018

Koepala joined oher Finnish start-ups at the TechInnovation event in Singapore. A fantastic event which begins to develop Koepala's presence globally.

Foodbytes! London

September 13, 2018

Today Koepala attended the Foodbytes! London event. A great platform for Food and Agri tech start ups to to pitch and network

Aterimo up for Product Innovation Award

September 4, 2018

Koepala are very pleased to announce that our Aterimo solution is a finalist in the Product Innovation category at this years Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo

Koepala CEO to speak at Takeaway Innovation Expo

August 28, 2018

We are very proud to say that our CEO and Co-Founder, Janne, will be a key note speaker at RTIE 2018. Janne will be delivering a talk on 'Takeaway packaging design and innovation beyond disposable cups and plates.' The talk will be at 12:30pm on Tuesday 25th September and promises to be a very informative talk about the need for packaging to innovate.

Koepala to Attend lunch! Show in London

Koepela will be heading to the UK's largest Food-to-go trade fair...'lunch!' Running on the 20-21st September it is the trade show for the UK's Food-to-go industry.

Koepala is to Exhibit at TechInnovation Singapore 2018

August 22, 2018

Koepala is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at TechInnovation in Singapore. We will be there as part of the Finnish Pavilion, which is showcasing Finnish industry to the ASEAN markets and is hosted by the Finnish Embassy in Singapore. TechInnovation is part of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH Singapore).

Koepala CEO Talks to Good News from Finland

August 21, 2018

Janne Asikainen spoke to the team from 'Good News from Finland' about Koepala Aterimo and the exciting next steps for the company. Janne articulates the direction that Koepala is heading in and explains that the product is designed with functionality, efficiency and enjoyment in mind. By meeting the environmental challenges, reducing waste and enhancing the eating experience for the consumer Koepala Aterimo really showcases the future of Finnovation.

Koepala to attend Foodbytes! by Rabobank on 13/09/18

August 20, 2018

September is usually the start of fall, and things certainly look like they are 'falling' into place! Koepala will be on the road a fair bit attending a number of great events across Europe. The first of which will be the Foodbytes! by Rabobank event in London. Ben from Koepala will be on hand to discuss Koepala Aterimo and meet the new exciting startups and investors in the Food Tech sector.

Koepala named in the Top 100 Finest Growth Companies in Finland.

August 17, 2018

Koepala has been named among the 'Top 100 finest growth companies in Finland’ as part of Kasvu Open's circular economy Growth Pole. Koepala competed against 25 growth-run companies that were screened for two days of sparring by 48 applicants. The jury were looking for growth desire, market potential, ability to scale-up, and how the activity links with circular economy. We are delighted that the jury saw the current position of Koepala, and the future ambition we have here.

Koepala has been selected for MassChallenge EIT Food Accelerator Network programme

June 25, 2018

Koepala will join a 4-months intensive acceleration programme in Munich Germany with 40 other high-impact startups from 13 different countries.The finalists for MassChallenge EIT Food Accelerator Network programme were selected from more than 1,000 applicants from around the world. As part of the accelerator programme, the selected high-impact startups are able to engage with industry experts, corporates and investors, while receiving world-class mentoring, tailored programming, free co-working space and numerous key networking opportunities. At the end of the programme, the best startups from all locations will be awarded €180,000 in equity-free cash prizes.

Koepala wins Vivatech Challenge - Food and Catering Solutions for Employees

May 30, 2018

Koepala won international Vivatech Challenge - Food and Catering Solutions for Employees! The challenge was organized by Sodexo, and there were over 300 companies from 27 different countries who took part in the challenge. Koepala received the award at Vivatechnology 2018 fair in Paris 25.5.2018.

Koepala is the winner of Packbridge Challenge!

September 28, 2017

We have fantastic news! Koepala is the winner of the Packbridge Challenge 2017! Over 40 companies from 13 different countries took part in the Packbridge Challenge. The winner was announced 19.9.2017 at Top Packaging Summit in Malmö Sweden. The jury justified their choice by making the following statement: “A clever innovative solution that contributes to, and solves daily issues in a convenient way. The simplicity and sustainability of this innovative solution is probably more scalable than the inventors thought about.” Koepala was awarded with a check of 50 000 SEK at Top Packaging Summit by Packbridge. We are proud and honoured by this recognition! Thank you!

Packbridge Challenge finals at Top Packaging Summit in Malmö Sweden

September 13, 2017

We are a finalist at the Packbridge Challenge! The Packbridge Challenge is a competition for companies which are entrepreneurially led and have a unique technology / business idea and are able to be applied in the packaging value chain. The final is organized 19.-20.9.2017 in Top Packaging summit in Malmö Sweden. Koepala will be joining the final with nine other finalists. Read more here:

Meet us at Lunch! Show  21.-22.9.2017 in London!

July 26, 2017

Koepala will be exhibiting at lunch! fair, the UK’s leading trade show for food-to-go, in ExCel London 21.-22.9-2017. You can find us at our stand SU-23, come and meet us there! We will also take part in Innovation Challenge Awards! Read more about the event here:

BBB Maastricht hospitality fair

September 26, 2017

Koepala will be exhibiting at BBB fair in Maastricht 9.-11.10.2017! BBB Maastricht is a significant Euregional event for hospitality industry professionals.

Koepala As The Columbus Trophy Finalist

July 20, 2017

Koepala is nominated as one of the finalists for the Columbus Trophy! “Columbus Trophy is an award, granted to a successful young entrepreneur who is active as supplier to the hospitality industry, or who has created an innovative hospitality concept. Opposed to the various hospitality innovation awards that are known throughout Europe, the Columbus Trophy does not focus solely on the product or service, but focuses on the entrepreneur behind it.” The winner will be announced at the BBB hospitality fair 9.-11.10.2017 in Maastricht. Come and meet us there!