Messinian Hub
herbal products & more
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Production of multiplicative material

Company produces plantlets using either traditional or more advanced vegetative propagation methods and techniques (cuttings, suckers, tissue culture) which take place in greenhouse and, in the future, in micropropagation laboratory. This primary material (cuttings, suckers, explants), from which the new plantlets are created, is taken from in-house stock nurseries which have been respectively created by plant species that permanently located in Taygetus areas; their natural growth environment

Contracting farming

From the moment that the prospective farmer expresses a strong interest for cooperation with the company, all preparatory steps are followed (historical data of the field and area, soil and water analysis, etc.), so that soil will be ready for the plantlets installation. Then company proceed to jointly sign a Private Agreement, where all terms and conditions of cooperation will be mentioned in detail. Under the Private Agreement, agricultural consulting support is provided to farmers in order to better exploit the potentials of their field and have a better yield. Farmers receive their multiplicative material from the company and herb cultivation begins.

Drying process

Once raw material has received from farmers, following the procedure that is fully aligned with the terms and conditions of Private Agreement, company can proceed to naturally dry this material of herbs in specially customized place for that purpose. After approximately 2 weeks, dried herbs are ready for further processing and standardization.

Processing and standardization

Following strict standardization procedures and in conjunction with modern processing and packaging machineries, company produces final product ready to market and sell in wholesale distribution networks.

Products

Greek Oregano

Thyme

Greek Sage

About

Company

  • August 2016

    Messinian Hub Foundation

    Messinian Hub-herbal products & more was founded in 2016 and constitutes an attempt of two young people, Vasilis Nikas and Nikos Kadoglou, who wanted to stand out in the field of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAPs).

  • September 2016

    Facilities

    Company's facilities are located at the prefecture of Messinia and specifically at Analipsi, a region of municipality of Messini. Facilities include warehouse of herbs maintenance, processing machineries and equipment for the propagation of herbs in a 3-acre greenhouse and, in the future, a micropropagation laboratory

  • October 2016

    Raw Materials

    Company aims to use high quality raw materials from Taygetus, which will be standardized either as multiplicative material (plantlets) or dried herbs. Oregano, sage, thyme, savory and mountain tea are the species that will be initially propagated

  • October 2016

    Pilot

    Company is currently proceeded with a pilot propagation of multiplicative material for the above species in company’s greenhouse, as well as with a pilot micropropagation of multiplicative material, as minimum viable product (MVP), in cooperation with the micropropagation laboratory of Greek Agricultural Organization “Demeter”.

  • November 2016

    Skywalker Awards

    Company won the "Silver Sustainability Award" and the "Silver Innovation Award" in Startup Entrepreneurship Festival organized by Skywalker in November 2016, at the HELEXPO Exhibition Centre, Marousi

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Katana Project

As part of the effort to fund its business activity and partnerships as a whole, the company has been distinguished in several competitions about young innovative entrepreneurship. At this stage, the company has been evaluated and got selected in the 100 best young businesses at the European competition “Katana Project”. KATANAPROJECT.EU is a "smart" fund-raising program in the agri-food sector, implemented under the European Horizon 2020 program.
It aims to promote innovative and smart ideas, which can come from individuals, startup or small and medium-sized businesses from across Europe. Business ideas are based on the utilization of technological innovations for the production of agri-food products, while companies capable of leading the Ag Tech sector are sought and subsidized. Through partnerships with other participants, either transnational or cross-sectoral, the company seeks funds from the broad public (reward crowdfunding) and equity crowdfunding, making the most of the platform's potential and the program as an institution.
The company's campaign on the reward crowdfunding platform is open since October 1rst, and will remain open until the end of December. Anyone who wants to have a more in-depth picture of the campaign’s objective and wants to contribute to this effort can get into the platform by clicking on the following link

Campaign

…and choose the amount you wish to contribute along with the corresponding great gifts by clicking on "Choose Reward" in the "Contribute for Rewards" list!

Our Team

Meet the amazing team of Messinian Hub.

Vasilis Nikas

CEO & Co-founder
MSc Project Management
BA Business Administration

Nikos Kadoglou

COO & Co-Founder
MSc Agronomy, Plant Breeding & Biometry
BA Crop Science

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