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11 Startup Finalists Confirmed for the 2021 Spring Edition of the Advanced Materials Competition

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Berlin, Germany (6 April 2021)—Eleven startups in materials science have been chosen as finalists for the Spring Edition of 2021 Advanced Materials Competition.

The Advanced Materials Competition (AdMaCom) is a fast-paced two week equity-free Accelerator Program for startups with novel technologies in Advanced Materials. Organized by the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM), the program brings together the brightest minds in materials to make the right connections and to gain access to the broad infrastructure that the network is known for.

The 2021 programs will be the sixth and seventh editions of the accelerator. The Spring 2021 AdMaCom program will take place from April 26th to May 7th 2021. The Autumn 2021 AdMaCom program will take place on October 4th - 15th 2021.

Applications for the Spring Edition began late 2020 and ended on February 28th 2021. Members and experts of INAM evaluated the applicants. Each applicant was given scores based on their ideas, technology, team and market fit which were then evaluated further by the board members of the network. The evaluation period ended at the beginning of March and concluded with eleven confirmed startup finalists.

The Startup Finalists

Biomodics Aps (Lyngby, Denmark)

Biomodics offers cutting-edge chemistries to improve materials for health-care and industrial applications. They deliver solutions which improves standard procedures without adverse effects. Biomodics is focusing on creating a product portfolio that will make hospitals safer, improve quality-of-life and reduce health-care costs.

CompPair (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Current composite materials are sensitive to cracks, need expensive maintenance and are hard to recycle. CompPair’s solution cuts repair time from hours to minutes, extends product-life and makes the recycling process more efficient. CompPair brings on the market healable and sustainable composite material solutions to improve circularity.

COnovate, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

COnovate is commercializing a novel nanomaterial that is the world’s only form of solid carbon monoxide at room temperature and pressure with a unique set of beneficial properties. With this promising COPHITE composite material, COnovate will enable a world where LIBs power your phone for days, energize your electric car for long distances and charge within minutes, all without risk of fire.

Enlipsium (Singapore)

Enlipsium is a spin off company from the National University of Singapore, working on nano-perovskite materials as scintillator. Their proprietary materials are now building X-ray detectors that are safer, faster and more accurate. Currently, their key target markets include Medical Imaging and Industrial Systems.

GrOwnValve GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

GrOwnValve has a completely new prosthetic valve for adults and children, implanted using a low-risk transcatheter technique. Their valve is made from patient-donated (endogenous) tissue, giving it lifelong durability: a once-in-a-lifetime solution that is affordable for patients and healthcare providers worldwide.

iBeam Materials (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

iBeam Materials seeks to disrupt Lighting and Display industries by the creation of large-area sheets of bright inorganic LEDs. They want to partner with industry to transform the world of Light by enabling a new generation of products that have new form factors and are more energy-efficient, brighter, and have very large growth potential.

IonKraft (Aachen, Germany)

IonKraft is here to make plastic packaging recyclable. Packaging materials for chemical products must meet high requirements in terms of gas barrier and chemical resistance. The current solution of multi-material containers compromises its recyclability and costs for functionality. We can deliver the same performance for lower costs, without compromising on recyclability.

Lios (Dublin, Ireland)

Lios, formerly Restored Hearing, is empowering the building of tomorrow’s quieter world – eradicating noise pollution and avoidable hearing damage. SoundBounce by Lios is a novel acoustic material for use in the automotive, aerospace, construction and power generation industries. It is up to 3 times thinner and 1,000 times more effective than traditional solutions.

Nanoz (Rousset, France)

Nanoz Gas Sensors give you infinite possibilities. You can integrate the latest Nanoz Gas sensors into watches, phones and other products. The detection range of their sensor is 4 times greater than other sensors, despite being one of the smallest models on the market (only 1.15 mm long, 1.15mm wide and 0.45 mm high). Nanoz also ensures that specific gases can be targeted.

Polymertal (Haifa, Israel)

Polymertal provides a turnkey solution from development to manufacturing of sustainable parts with engineering creativity and best in class hybrid parts. Polymertal is able to unleash the creativity of complex engineering challenges by applying metallization of polymers to introduce the all-new hybrid part solution.

QNA Technology (Wrocław, Poland)

QNA Technology is developing unique semiconductor materials, called colloidal quantum dots, and inks based on these. The company is focusing on the biggest challenge for this industry, working on development of blue light emitting QNA.dots that are free of heavy metals and with the dot's surface compatible with different applications.

The AdMaCom 2021 Spring Edition Demo Day

The Spring Edition startup finalists will be concluding their AdMaCom 2021 experiences with a Demo Day which will take place on Friday, 7 May 2021. The event will take place online and will be livestreamed on the INAM YouTube Channel. Registrations for the event are taking place now on Eventbrite.

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