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A Disruptive AntimicrobialSmart Photocatalytic Glass: A Disruptive Antimicrobial Coating for the Protection of Glass Surfaces & Designed to Tackle the Emergent Crisis of Resistant Microbes and Viruses

Project description

Highly efficient antimicrobial coating for glass and ceramic surfaces

Kastus Technologies Ltd. (Ireland) is a coatings company that develops proprietary visible light-activated, photocatalytic, antimicrobial and hydrophilic coatings designed to enhance surfaces in glass and ceramics industries. The technology prevents the growth of harmful bacteria on the surface without toxic additives or side effects. The developed antimicrobial coatings achieve the elimination of up to 99.99 % of harmful bacteria and viruses from the surfaces. The EU-funded SPYGLASS project will provide Kastus® with much-needed support to accelerate the technological transition to the full production capacity and allow the expansion of this disruptive technology application into the entire sector of antimicrobial coating for touchscreens, glass and ceramics.


Kastus® is an Award-Winning surface innovation company founded in 2014 with global headquarters and manufacturing based in Ireland. Our patented range of antimicrobial (AM) and hydrophilic coatings are designed to enhance surfaces across our 2 core Industries, Glass (TRL 8) and Ceramics. In relation to the antimicrobial coatings, the technology is designed to eliminate up to 99.99% of harmful bacteria and viruses such as Corona, C. Diff, MRSA and E. Coli. Kastus® has also been funded by Atlantic Bridge (VC) to get the technology from TRL 3 to 8 and funding is now required to get to get the glass formulation to TRL 9. Kastus® needs the EIC support to accelerate the technology into full production and allow us to expand our disruptive technology offering into the entire touchscreen and glass AM sectors. We have built the momentum and the funding and support from the EIC will enable us to expand and build a global European company with forecasted revenues in 2025 of over €42m. Without the funding, the risk of losing first to market advantage is high due to the large cost needed to commercialise. Previous submission to SME Instrument in July 2019, Kastus® was awarded the Seal of Excellence.

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Funding Scheme

SME - SME instrument


Net EU contribution
€ 1 609 166,00
D24 Dublin

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 2 873 511,25