Our mission

Entomation is a for-profit social enterprise, developing a system to optimize the production of cricket powder, reduce emissions, enhance nutritional value, and fully automate the process. This will bring down the production costs and make cricket powder more accessible. Furthermore, the system enables us to contribute towards food security and address the related challenges we have yet to face.

Our mission

Entomation is a for-profit social enterprise, developing a system to optimize the production of cricket powder, reduce emissions, enhance nutritional value, and fully automate the process. This will bring down the production costs and make cricket powder more accessible. Furthermore, the system enables us to contribute towards food security and address the related challenges we have yet to face.

Progress

We have a passion for addressing food security by producing sustainable insect protein, utilizing circular economy. After conceptualizing Entomation in november 2017, we have secured strategic partnerships and obtained all the necessary expertise. Currently, we are testing our third prototype by using Design‑driven Innovation and Integrative Technology principals.

We have gained hands-on experience in cricket farming. Our incredible founding team that includes an Automation Engineer, an Entomologist, and an Industrial Designer is fully determined to develop the most resource efficient cricket powder production system.

Our current focus is on acquiring funding and finding a location to set up our farm. We also have strong ties to consumers, organizations, and advocates. We work together with Space 10, a future-living lab located in Copenhagen. We have participated in a sprint week as part of Stardust at the Danish Technical University.

Our business model

B2B model – Entomation supplies cricket powder to insect-based food producers.

Entomation focuses on consistent, premium quality products at a competitive price, produced using an automated, modular, and standardized methodology by harnessing the potential of a circular economy. Resource efficiency has always been the focal point of Entomation’s approach.

We have a passion for addressing food security by producing sustainable insect protein, utilizing circular economy. After conceptualizing Entomation in november 2017, we have secured strategic partnerships and obtained all the necessary expertise. Currently, we are testing our third prototype by using Design‑driven Innovation and Integrative Technology principals.

We have gained hands-on experience in cricket farming. Our incredible founding team that includes an Automation Engineer, an Entomologist, and an Industrial Designer is fully determined to develop the most resource efficient cricket powder production system.

Our current focus is on acquiring funding and finding a location to set up our farm. We also have strong ties to consumers, organizations, and advocates. We work together with Space 10, a future-living lab located in Copenhagen. We have participated in a sprint week as part of Stardust at the Danish Technical University.

Our business model

B2B model – Entomation supplies cricket powder to insect-based food producers.

Entomation focuses on consistent, premium quality products at a competitive price, produced using an automated, modular, and standardized methodology by harnessing the potential of a circular economy. Resource efficiency has always been the focal point of Entomation’s approach.

Read more about our team

Gergo Lang - Co-founder

MSc of Management of Business Processes from Copenhagen Business School, BSc in Business and Administration. International experience in the field of Business Development, Change and Project Management from agile FoodTech, manufacturing, and e-commerce companies. Gergo is driven by the passion for sustainable food production, AgroTech, and scaling startups internationally that have a global impact.

Alastair Goodwin - Co-founder

Alastair Goodwin

MSc International Global Studies from Roskilde University. Alastair has played a crucial role researching every facet of cricket farming and outlining the requirements for success. He has been an essential part of networking. He has in the past and continues to run successful small businesses. He has worked with social entrepreneurship in NGOs assisting their development.

Niels Otten - Automation Engineer & Precision Farmer

Víctor M Padilla Figuerola

He has provided manufacturing automation solutions to Danish and international companies for over twenty years. He has worked in the Precision and Insect Farming industry in Denmark and is the owner of Insektprotein IVS, a fully automated black soldier fly farm. He works with the automation aspects of our Entomation’s production process.

Luna Santacoloma- Entomologist

Luna Santacoloma

MSc in Agriculture. She has been studying bacterial disease management in Insect Farming Systems at Københavns Universitet. Ten years of experience in the Agriculture Industry. Luna has been involved in the creation of solutions for agricultural challenges. She has skills in laboratory and field problem solving, which is crucial for developing new bio-assays and producing reliable research data. She is an expert in preventing bacterial and fungal infections on insect farming.

Tobias Peggs - Board member

Tobias Peggs

New business builder – primarily in venture-backed tech startup environments (twice as CEO w/exits). Led companies across various domains including mobile, search, social, e-commerce, ad-tech and speech rec. Ph.D. in AI. Techstars mentor (NYC) and Startup Advisor.

Víctor M Padilla Figuerola - Industrial Designer intern
BA in Product Development & Integrative Technology / Automation and Industrial Robotic.
Victor helps Entomation with continuous product development.
Gergo Lang - Co-founder

MSc of Management of Business Processes from Copenhagen Business School, BSc in Business and Administration. International experience in the field of Business Development, Change and Project Management from agile FoodTech, manufacturing, and e-commerce companies. Gergo is driven by the passion for sustainable food production, AgroTech, and scaling startups internationally that have a global impact.

Niels Otten - Automation Engineer & Precision Farmer

Víctor M Padilla Figuerola

He has provided manufacturing automation solutions to Danish and international companies for over twenty years. He has worked in the Precision and Insect Farming industry in Denmark and is the owner of Insektprotein IVS, a fully automated black soldier fly farm. He works with the automation aspects of our Entomation’s production process.

Luna Santacoloma- Entomologist

Luna Santacoloma

MSc in Agriculture. She has been studying bacterial disease management in Insect Farming Systems at Københavns Universitet. Ten years of experience in the Agriculture Industry. Luna has been involved in the creation of solutions for agricultural challenges. She has skills in laboratory and field problem solving, which is crucial for developing new bio-assays and producing reliable research data. She is an expert in preventing bacterial and fungal infections on insect farming.

Alastair Goodwin - Co-founder

Alastair Goodwin

MSc International Global Studies from Roskilde University. Alastair has played a crucial role researching every facet of cricket farming and outlining the requirements for success. He has in the past and continues to run successful small businesses. He has worked with social entrepreneurship in NGOs assisting their development.

Víctor M Padilla Figuerola - Industrial Designer

BA in Product Development & Integrative Technology / Automation and Industrial Robotic.
Victor helps Entomation with continuous product development.

 

Tobias Peggs - Board member

Tobias Peggs

New business builder – primarily in venture-backed tech startup environments (twice as CEO w/exits). Led companies across various domains including mobile, search, social, e-commerce, ad-tech and speech rec. Ph.D. in AI. Techstars mentor (NYC) and Startup Advisor.