Sébastien Bardon, Capsum CEO

Sébastien Bardon, Capsum CEO

Capsum, a French SME specialized in actives encapsulation and in the creation of innovative materials for cosmetics, has once again been recognized for its efforts in innovation. Already a laureate of the 2009 Oséo competition for the creation of the most innovative company and awarded by a regional branch of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), the company led by Sébastien Bardon is one of three SMEs and a public laboratory that were awarded by the INPI this year at the national level, after a selection from hundreds of organizations.

Sébastien Bardon, Capsum CEO, received the INPI’s Innovation Award 2012, at the end of January in the presence of Ms Fleur Pellerin, French Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation, and the Digital, who shared her vision and ambition for innovation.

Protection of its know-how, very soon became a priority for Capsum. The company created the position of Head of Industrial Property as it had only around ten employees. "The international strategy regarding the protection intellectual and industrial rights is a key factor in Capsum’s current development," the company says in a statement.

Cosmetic beads are the key technology currently developed by Capsum. It is used by luxury brand La Prairie, among others, and will be launched by several other brands in 2013.