Interviews

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Numaferm Geschäftsführer Philipp Bürling

Peptides for everyone

Peptides are multi talents but expensive to produce. The CEO of the Düsseldorf start up Numaferm aims to use a novel biotechnological method in order to provide the protein building blocks in a more cost-efficient way.

Using sewage waste water for hydroponics

With their project “HypoWave” scientists in Frankfurt, headed by the agricultural expert Martina Winker, aim to re-purpose municipal sewage waste water for hydroponic plant breeding programmes by filtering out the nutrients while simultaneously minimising water usage in agriculture.

Tomo Breelow, Geschäftsführer von Wijld und Erfinder des Woodshirts

T-shirts made of wood

The „WoodShirts“ offered by the start-up wijld, which is headed by Timo Beelow, prove that products made of renewable resources such as wood are not just eco-friendly but also stylish and comfortable. 

Plant breeding using CRISPR-Cas molecular scissors

Holger Puchta is one of the first researchers worldwide to utilise the CRISPR-Cas molecular ‘scissors’ in the area of plants. For the biotechnologist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the editing tool heralds a new era of precision in plant breeding.

3D printing with bioplastics

Thorsten Perl has the head behind the start-up Bioinspiration. Its focus is on 3D printing with bioplastics.

Max Kämer von Bugfoundation hat den ersten Insektenburger auf den Markt gebracht.

Insects instead of beef in burgers

Insects as an alternative to meat: This is the business idea with which Max Krämer and his team from Bugfoundation want to make fast food in Europe more healthy and sustainable.

Dominic Frank, Geschäftsführer von Fairwindel

Making disposable nappies compostable

Chemist and Fairwindel founder Dominic Franck has found a way of manufacturing babies' nappies largely out of renewable raw materials.

Liquid wood conserves resources

Jürgen Pfitzer is one of the founders of Tecnaro GmbH, a company that is establishing liquid wood as a renewable alternative to plastic.

Milking it: Textiles made from casein

Hanover local Anke Domaske's QMilch has developed a natural fibre made from casein, a milk protein. Without any recourse to chemical processes, the qualified biologist and fashion designer spins dairy waste products to create the source material for her own fashion collection. In 2011, she founded her own company, QMilch, where she began to create clothing made from milk.