AIT Brazil 2018 scientrepreneurs and startups feature among the 30 under 30 Europe Forbes list

We are happy to announce that two of our Academia-Industry Training Brazil 2018 scientrepreneurs feature among the “30 under 30 Europe Forbes” list. The young disruptors are innovative minds in the Science and Healthcare fields. Congratulations Etienne Jeoffroy (FenX) and Gnanli Landrou (Oxara)! Two other of our AIT Brazil 2018 startups are also in the Forbes list (although not with our participants): congratulations also to AgroSustain’s CEO Olga Dubey and Co-Founder of HiLyte David Lambelet! Jean-Pascal Aribot, from AgroSustain, and Jonathan Fiorentini, from hiLyte, were also AIT 2018 participants. By the way, both Olga and David were participants in the AIT India last year!


Inspired by his childhood living in brick houses in Togo, Gnanli Landrou has developed a technology that turns local excavation materials into poured earth concrete. His invention forms a hard, build-ready material that doesn’t use cement in just 24 hours. He hopes to take the technology to market through his startup, Oxara.




Etienne Jeoffroy is concerned with the carbon footprint, toxicity and flammability of building insulation materials, citing the Grenfell Tower fire in London as an example of the urgent need for non-flammable insulating materials. Jeoffroy developed a new type of insulation formed from industrial waste, which is non-toxic and non-flammable, and the mineral foam emits minimal carbon dioxide during production.



A large amount of fruit and vegetables gets lost on the journey from farm to customer for a variety of reasons, including the proliferation of molds. Displeased with the chemical fungicide treatments typically used, Olga Dubey, cofounder of AgroSustain, is developing a range of plant-inspired antifungal treatments to tackle this problem. Jean-Pascal Aribot, AIT 2018 participant, is Co-Founder & CCO at AgroSustain.



Briac Barthes, Jonathan Fiorentini and David Lambelet cofounded hiLyte, which has developed an iron-consumable-based battery that gives customers enough power to light an LED bulb and charge a mobile phone. Its target customers are people in rural areas with no electric power grid to offer a safer alternative to burning kerosene.