TechniFris is a Dutch start-up aiming to reduce post-harvest food loss during storage and transport. We want to ensure that food from farms reaches the hands of consumers, instead of getting spoilt on the way. Food loss in the supply chain means loss of money, wastage of inputs during farming, loss of edible food and a large carbon footprint.
We are here to change that.
Founder, TechniFris Agro Solutions
A sustainability aficionado, Swathi has been actively working on human intervention to reduce the impacts of climate change. She started her career in India as an architect working with bioclimatic architecture, moved on to being a sustainability consultant in the UK, and continued to research on energy-efficiency, carbon emissions and sustainable built environments while in the Netherlands. She has presented research papers and posters at multiple conferences across Europe and is well-versed with the global nature of the climate crisis.
The food crisis in her home state of Kerala, during the devastating floods of 2018, inspired her to make change in sustainable food systems. Seeing the LECO technology being used in the health, hospitality and laboratory sectors in India by Dr. Syriac Palackal (www.panlys.com ), sparked the idea of using the same to protect food and reduce food loss. The concept of TechniFris grew from this spark.
R&D Lead (LECO Technology inventor)
A scientist of international reputation, Dr. Palackal holds over 300 patents. He spent most of his career in Germany (PALCO Consultants), the USA, Saudi Arabia, and China as a consultant in catalyst technology. Being the patent owner, his presence ensures constant innovation and fine-tuning of TechniFris’s solutions
Product Lead and Business Mentor
On the Board of Directors for 7 companies, his long years of worldwide travel and experience as a mechanical engineer, atomic energy scientist, business consultant - manager and owner, gives TechniFris solid roots in tech and business management.
On the Board of Directors for 6 companies and with 28 years of experience in Operations and Marketing of various Agriculture, Engineering and Industrial Products in India and Middle East, he is well versed with the ups & downs of business, giving Technifris a headstart in the Start-up arena.
Financial Advisor & Accountant
With 28 years of sales and marketing experience (18 years at board level); knowledge of corporate financing, restructuring and management, mergers & acquisitions, office administration, and a large network of accountants, tax specialists, and lawyers in the Netherlands, his passion for supporting entrepreneurs ensures that TechniFris can clearly navigate the Dutch legal and financial environment.
Food Sciences Advisor
One of the earliest food technologists in India, he is the President of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (Kerala, India), ex-dean of Kerala Agricultural University, and has been a Professor and Dean at food & fishery universities in India, Ireland, Belgium, and Eritrea. He has published 4 books and 21 papers regarding food technology.