#FounderFriday: memetis - Ultra-Compact Actuators Rethought


This week's #FounderFriday startup is Memetis - INAM's newest startup member. To welcome them aboard, we wanted to introduce them to, you, our wonderful INAM community.


Memetis was founded in 2017 by Christoph Wessendorf, Dr. Marcel Gültig, Dr. Christof Megnin and Dr. Hinnerk Oßmer as a spin-off from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


Their core technology is the development of

ultracompact actuators made of thin foils of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) that can be used for applications where movement in small dimensions is required e.g. in locking mechanisms. With these Shape Memory Alloy actuators, memetis is, amongst others, manufacturing miniature valves that allow for small and especially flat fluidic systems in various industries, e.g. Life Sciences, Robotics, etc.


This is why their actuators are really cool:

  • They are reliable and durable (life span of >100 million cycles) and have very high power densities and switching forces. They can even be temperature-controlled.

  • They enable better integrability and higher design flexibility compared to available wire-based solutions.

And on top of all of that, they offer a one-stop-shop solution from ideation over development to series production for customer-specific actuators, valves and respective systems.


Memetis is currently preparing a Series A funding for autumn 2020. In the next 6 weeks theywill start the due diligence phase with selected investors. They would be happy to discuss with more investors to join their endeavor!




To learn more about memetis, check out their website: https://www.memetis.com/en/


And their Start Up the Science podcast episode is coming soon! Stay tuned: https://www.inam.berlin/startupthescience


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