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INAM Welcomes Mimotype as Newest Startup Member

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Date: 09 February, 2022

INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials announces Mimotype Technologies GmbH as their newest startup member. With over 90 companies and institutions, Mimotype joins the network of members that have a shared interest in innovation in Advanced Materials.

“With Mimotype Technologies INAM is very pleased to welcome a new startup member which bridges the fields of biotechnology and organic electronics.” said Oliver Hasse, INAM’s Managing Director. “Bio-inspired materials have a huge potential to support creating more sustainable products. We look forward to the cooperation with the Mimotype Technologies team, in particular founder and CEO Claudio Flores and learn more about their approach. Based in Berlin, Mimotype Technologies demonstrate the continuing trend of a diversification of the startup landscape in Berlin towards hardware deeptech.”

About Mimotype

The vision sparked by Edison’s light bulb is now headed toward highly energy-efficient, eco-friendly and naturally brilliant and colorful ambient light sources, displays and screens. Lighting accounts for 15% of the world's energy consumption. We will bring this number down. OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) are the next stage in the evolution of lighting technology. At the core of OLEDs are small organic molecules and/or organo-metallic complexes that, functioning as carbon-based semiconductors, emit light when current is applied. Large-scale adoption of OLED applications, however, is still hampered by high production costs and shortcomings with

blue-light emitting layers. Major hurdles are low quantum yield and efficiency, toxicity and high costs of metal complexes and short lifetime of currently available blue emitters.

OLED’s breakthrough moment requires new sustainable and purely organic materials. Our solution: Bio-inspired OLED.

Our focus is on a small molecular compound that acts as the luminescent agent for the organic glowing of marine life, a phenomenon known as "bioluminescence". We extract the genetic blueprint of said target molecule and then have genetically programmed bacteria produce the substance for us. The material obtained in this way is to be used for advanced OLED technologies in the area of ambience lighting, display/screen, med-tech and horticulture. In this industrial sector, there is a lack of high-performance emitter materials for the blue color spectrum. If our stratagem works out, we will become the market leader in supplying a biotechnological pipeline for fermentation-based production of organic electronics components.

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About INAM INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. INAM’s goal is to enable the right connections and make technological innovations become reality by working closely with startups, SMEs, corporations, investors and research institutes to start, grow and transform the development of Advanced Materials. For more information visit:

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