Manuel Milliery, CEO and founder of Papkot, a groundbreaking startup revolutionizing the packaging market with sustainable paper coatings. With a decade of experience in UX design and product development, he has collaborated with well-regarded brands such as Nespresso, Airbus, Zalando, Samsung, and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
In 2019, Milliery left his position as Head of AI Design Officer for a prestigious multinational corporation to tackle a more significant challenge: the pressing issue of plastic packaging.
Through this endeavor, he won the National Geographic Plastic Pollution Challenge in 2020 with a groundbreaking sol-gel coating solution.
This accomplishment inspired the creation of Papkot, a startup dedicated to revolutionizing the packaging market with sustainable paper coatings. Manuel Milliery has steered Papkot to accolades, including recognition as one of the top 100 startups to invest in France or winner of the CITEO Circular Challenge.
Throughout his career, Manuel Milliery has advised numerous companies across Europe, Japan, and the US. Today, he continues to make a significant impact on the world with his commitment to sustainable practices and innovative solutions, such as Papkot, which develops coatings that provide paper with plastic-like properties without altering its end-of-life characteristics.