Mona Neubaur @ Green Tech Tour
Recently, we had the privilege of hosting Mona Neubaur, the Minister of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, and her team from MWIKE. The visit lasted a good one and a half hours, during which we had the opportunity to discuss the future of battery technology and mobility.
We were joined by a number of promising startups, including ACCURE Battery Intelligence, SAFION GmbH, Voltfang, cylib, Urban Ray, and 4traffic SET GmbH. Additionally, we had the pleasure of hearing from two student initiatives, Sonnenwagen Aachen e.V. and Ecogenium. Each of the startups and student initiatives had the chance to pitch their projects briefly. These included battery analytics software aimed at optimizing the performance and lifespan of batteries, smart aerial logistics, battery second-life and recycling, intelligent traffic and environmental monitoring solutions, a solar-powered race car which has already competed in several international competitions, and a hydrogen-powered race car. These projects demonstrate the breadth and depth of innovation in the field of mobility and battery technology, and hold promise for a sustainable future.
We are grateful to Minister Neubaur and her team for taking the time to engage with us and look forward to continued collaboration and innovation.
Social Entrepreneurship Program
Santander Germany’s Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is supporting social projects and giving young people the opportunity to work with passion and drive for things they believe in. CEO, Vito Volpe, and board member, Fernando Silva, expressed the incredible energy and indescribable courage of these projects when asked why they support these projects. The SEP project show at our new Town Hall was a great success, where Santander Universities donors were given a glimpse of the progress made in the past two years.
Linda L. and David Conradi from RecyCoal presented their project, which is focused on developing a pyrolysis system to produce sustainable coal from biomass. Their next step is starting a company to further their project.
Mohamed Alhaskir from NeuroTX Aachen presented a gripping talk about how they managed to control a wheelchair with brain activity. It was an amazing achievement and it showed that progress made in the past two years is immense.
Business Lounge for corporate partners
The Collective Incubator is growing and by now more than 2,500 active users and over 200 start-ups and student projects are part of our community. We are constantly looking for new promising opportunities to bring students, researchers and companies into active exchange with each other. Therefore, we are particularly pleased that we will be able to offer a business lounge for our partner companies from Q3/2023 onwards, in order to be directly on site and work closely with our community.
For more information, please contact our colleague David Beumers.
- Riiico get 1.5 million pre-seed capital [Article]
- Anticipate is now part of the xdeck Accelerator program [Article]
- Cylib secures multiple millions in funding [Article]
- 132 start-ups
- 76 student initiatives
- 15 corporate partners
We are happy to announce our new partner Saint-Gobain and looking forward to for the first time implement a student innovation case together in May 2023.
Moreover, we welcome these new start-up teams to our community:
An intelligent scheduling and organization platform for students and small companies
- Hermetia Tech
Production of insect biomass
Pyrolysis system to produce sustainable coal from biomass
Platform for renting out excess photovoltaik capacities
Detecting substance concentrations using blue glowing baker’s yeast
Portfolio optimization in sustainable energy
Tools and platform to teach coding to students
Digital platform to connect local and sustainable retail
As well as these student initiaves:
Bike sharing in Aachen
- SKY Campus Aachen
Initiative for work balance and meditation
- Europa macht Schule
Student projects for international exchange
Innovative biosensing system for detecting traumatic Brain Injury
Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading