Here, the winners of the last cooperation rounds introduce themselves and report in an interview how the cooperation has helped them.
With interactive experience boxes and ideas, we help parents of primary school children bond better with their child, enjoy precious family time and create memories for eternity.
I used the prize money primarily for performance marketing (i.e. Facebook Ads) as well as consulting services and design assignments. This laid important foundations and led to the first branding successes.
The idea for the Funkentruhe came about while reading together with young schoolchildren from Bochum in an honorary capacity. Every week I read a children's newspaper with young people and experienced a lot of appreciation. I also wanted to support parents and other caregivers in this experience and so I created the interactive experience box for more family time together.
I have gained a lot of new experience, learned a lot, expanded my own network and worked on the product. The website and webshop have already been created and marketing is underway.
Through an innovative photobioreactor design, PhycoSystems technology enables microalgae to be cultivated industrially. The core of the innovation is a completely new lighting concept. In combination with a high degree of automation, microalgae can be produced with maximum quality at low cost. The closed photobioreactors allow the cultivation of any algae strain under individually optimal growth conditions.
We are the PhycoSystems project from Bochum. Phyco stands for the Greek word algae. Our goal is to revolutionise and industrialise the production of microalgae. With our innovative reactor concept, microalgae can be cultivated highly efficiently. We are currently developing and scaling up prototypes.
From the prize money we won, we financed additional components for the photobioreactor that is currently being developed. For example, we were able to improve our light control. We also used it to build up our network.
The founding idea developed in the course of En Ning Saw's research or work at the Chair of Analytical Chemistry II, where he had already come across the potential of microalgae. Together we developed the idea further and set up our goal of producing microalgae on an industrial scale.
We expanded our founding team at the beginning of 2021 with Matthias Bartelt as an engineer and have been funded with the EXIST-Gründerstipendium since August 2021.
As of January 2021, we participated in Batch 4 as a Create-Up at the Impact Factory from Duisburg and are also looking forward to being part of the Feeding the City incubation programme at Impact Hub Berlin until September 2021.