ACHEMA Start-up Award: Ten start-ups that want to change the process industry

Sustainability and digitalization are megatrends that are not only shaping the process industry as a whole, but also the list of finalists for this year's ACHEMA Start-up Award. For the fourth time, DECHEMA, High-Tech Gründerfonds and the Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain were looking for entrepreneurial scientists and founders with an affinity for technology. The ten finalists have now been selected to present their companies and technologies in Frankfurt / Germany during ACHEMA 2024 from June 10-14 in the Start-up Area in Hall 6.0 and in the pitch session on June 12 on the Green Innovation Stage. At the award ceremony following the session, the overall winner will be announced, who will also receive prize money of 15,000 euros.

These are the finalists of the ACHEMA Start-up Award 2024:

  • Biosimo AG wants to drive the transformation of the chemical industry towards greater sustainability with basic chemicals made from renewable raw materials.
  • ChemInnovation has developed the AI model METIS. It enables the automated structural elucidation of unknown molecules based on mass spectra.
  • co2ol catalyst uses a robust catalyst to produce methanol from CO2 - even from sources that could previously only be used with additional purification stages.
  • eco:fibr has developed an extraction process with which pulp for the paper and cardboard industry can be obtained from pineapple plant residues.
  • Graph-Co offers the digitization and migration of technical flow charts for the process industry under the brand name Graph-ID.
  • Inline Process Solutions GmbH analyzes particle flows in plants inline with the help of image-optical AI-based sensor technology.
  • LABMaiTE GmbH fully automatically optimizes the culture media for fermentative bioprocesses and thus accelerates their development.
  • Nanolope offers versatile heat storage solutions based on a phase change material.
  • PHABIOC develops innovative tools, microplates and analyzers for small-scalescreening on a small scale and with a high throughput rate in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
  • re.solution recycles textiles containing polyester using a chemical process with renewable energy and low water and chemical consumption.

The significantly higher number of applications compared to previous years shows that start-ups are now an integral part of the process industry. Nevertheless, founders today still need staying power and a good network. The ACHEMA Start-up Award aims to contribute to this by literally putting start-ups in the spotlight. By participating in ACHEMA free of charge, they have the opportunity to present their technologies and products to the global community and to establish contacts with suppliers, customers and cooperation partners.

The ACHEMA Founders' Award is sponsored by DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH, Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. and High-Tech Gründerfonds. The ACHEMA Start-up Award is also supported by the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Association of German Engineers (VDI), the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), the AiF InnovatorsNet, BCNP Consultants, the Business Angels Network Germany and the Forum Startup Chemie.

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Note: In the description of Nanolope, the orginal press release mentioned "insulating materials". This has been corrected to "heat storage solutions"

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