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.
Thorsten Perl has the head behind the start-up Bioinspiration. Its focus is on 3D printing with bioplastics.
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.
Chemist and Fairwindel founder Dominic Franck has found a way of manufacturing babies' nappies largely out of renewable raw materials.
Jürgen Pfitzer is one of the founders of Tecnaro GmbH, a company that is establishing liquid wood as a renewable alternative to plastic.
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.