Andreas Birnik

Andreas Birnik

What is your innovation/idea?

CreoPop is the world’s first 3D pen with cool ink. In contrast to other 3D pens, there are no hot parts, no melting plastic and no unpleasant smell. Instead, CreoPop uses photopolymers that are solidified using UV light to let users create amazing 3D designs. Since no heating is required, CreoPop is safe in a home environment with children and pets around. The most innovative feature of CreoPop is the large selection of cool inks available including different colors, elastic ink, magnetic ink, glow-in-the-dark ink, temperature sensitive ink and body paint ink. 

Tell us about yourself

Andreas has spent the past 17 years launching a number of successful businesses focused on mobile communications services, telecoms equipment, consumer internet and cleantech.

Andreas holds a Master’s degree in sustainability from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Economics and Business from Stockholm School of Economics and a PhD in Strategic Management from Cranfield University.

As often as he can get away with it, Andreas enjoys escaping to his holiday homes on an island off the Swedish West Coast and in the South of France.

Why are you participating in this competition?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death for Americans - almost on par with heart disease. It is also a disease I personally want to fight as it has ravaged my family including my mother, grandparents, father-in-law as well as my wife’s uncles and aunts. Funding plays a critical role in the development of new diagnostic tests, treatment therapies and rehabilitation and I am happy to contribute towards raising awareness and encouraging fund-raising.