HOEKMINE is a Dutch SME with expertise in the analysis, genetic modification, preservation and application of structural colour derived from nature, in particular within microbiology. Hoekmine is creating new and improved colours in bacteria, with the underlying structures to be copied into other materials to displace or disrupt conventional pigment-based processes. Hoekmine is creating and patenting a design method based around screening iridescent bacteria to identify new optical structures with regard to novelty, utility and manufacturability.