The Berlin-based start-up ecopals is dedicated to developing sustainable solutions for a more
resource-efficient road construction industry. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer ICT and the
University of Kassel, this has resulted in a first product that has already proven itself on several pilot
roads: EcoFlakes are an asphalt additive made from non-recyclable plastics that can no longer be
used elsewhere. They offer an economical alternative to newly produced polymer additives and
improve the performance properties of the asphalt. Independent material tests ensure that the
composition of the additive remains constant and that it is free of emissions and pollutants. Most
importantly, regional production can reduce the asphalt's carbon footprint by up to 30%. ecopals is
thus focusing on innovation by linking existing competencies in science, road construction and
GS Bavaria is the world‘s first supplier of nano- hard metal materials on industrial scale. Production is extremely cost-efficient, sustainable and comes with minimal energy consumption through our unique bioleaching recycling process. This process yields nano- powders which we transform into nano- additives to make it as easy as possible for our customers to produce high-performance composites. For now, additives based on Tungsten (W) are available, other metals to come.
Intelligent fluids GmbH is designing innovative high performance cleaning fluids for industrial application that are unique in the world. These intelligent fluids® are based on a groundbreaking, patented technology that combines gentle ingredients to create highly dynamic phase fluids tailored to specific needs. The highly effective fluids achieve their outstanding performance due to physical effects, no chemical dissolving or etching takes place. The fluids therefore combine high performance and sustainability.
LignoPure GmbH is a spin-off of the TU Hamburg that enables the valorization of Lignin, a byproduct of ethanol biorefineries and the pulp and paper industry, via a proprietary technology. The startup is pioneering in the use of lignin in care products and biobased high-performance materials. As key technology partner, LignoPure supports their customers in launching their own innovative and sustainable products by not only providing the tailored raw material but offering development services in the areas of material and life sciences.
multiBIND develops innovative solutions for molecular biology, healthcare and agriculture. bioDECONT® and bioCLEAN represent biocompatible disinfection and decontamination in laboratories, hospitals and agriculture.
Nebula Biocides GmbH was founded in 2019 as a spin-off from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) by the scientists Dr. Jörn Winter, Dr. Ansgar Schmidt-Bleker and the director of INP Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann. With the aim of providing comprehensive protection against infectious pathogens, the company develops application-oriented disinfection solutions that reliably kill not only bacteria and viruses but also persistent bacterial spores.
Smarterials Technology GmbH is a young MedTech company with high competence in the fields of inorganic chemistry, surface functionalization and process technology. The company was founded by two material scientists and one economist and develops disposable gloves for healthcare workers based on innovative materials. The double-layer gloves are optimized for infection control and tactile sensitivity, provide a dual contamination barrier, and visually indicate perforations from needle punctures. The two-in-one gloves are designed to replace double-cloving, which is practiced primarily during surgeries.