Generating social and environmental impact in the first & last mile of temperature-controlled supply chains. 

Our products and services

Applications in health sector

Applications for agri-food

Cooling as a service

Welcome to IKIC Impact Ventures, a Belgium based start-up focused on delivering cold chain solutions to low resource settings around the world. Our goal is to generate positive societal impact in an economic sustainable and scalable way, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

At IKIC, we specialize in offering smart passive cold chain solutions in the first and last mile of the supply chain for the agri-food and health sectors. Our solutions are especially effective in low-resource settings where access to energy is unreliable, and for mass, decentralized low-volume transport where electronic equipment becomes too expensive.

Our innovative passive cooling technology consists of thermostatic batteries, which are stainless steel casings containing a phase changing material. This allows for a more stable and predictable cooling environment for temperature sensitive products.

Using smart IoT devices, the key aspects of the supply chain are monitored. Users can consult the remaining cold chain duration and be alerted in case of cold chain disruption.

Our state-of-the-art technologies are licensed to IKIC through an impact license obtained from the technology holders. In the impact licenses the agreements and purposes for which IKIC can use the technologies are stipulated. This allows us to improve and to commercialise our solutions in low and middle-income countries in accordance with agreed impact domains. Learn more about impact licensing.

Our interdisciplinary team brings together expertise in intellectual property, social entrepreneurship, and global public health. We are committed to designing and implementing go-to-market strategies and soft infrastructure to achieve impact in an economically sustainable and scalable way.

What we do:

  • We develop smart passive cold chain solutions for first and last mile storage and delivery of temperature sensitive products.
  • We inform and incentivize end users in the first and last mile to use our technology in a quality, cost-effective, and green way for its intended purpose.
  • We develop models to scale the technology through cooling-as-a-service and franchise models, which help us to control the technology usage and capture valuable data.
  • We create outcome-based business models where clients pay for the cold chain quality of the delivered cargo product, instead of traditional logistic costs based on distance, volume, and weight.

We are always looking for potential partners, (impact) investors, and customers who share our vision and values. Together, we can make a real difference in the world, while creating sustainable and profitable business models. Get in touch!

Impact Licensing


Technology holders


Academic institutions