ACHEMA Start-Up Award Finalists

These start-ups bring innovation to the process industries



For the third time, entrepreneurial scientists, future founders and owners of start-ups were called to apply for the ACHEMA Start-up Award - for the first time also on an international scale. Out of more than 30 applications, an expert jury selected the best ten. Criteria for the selection were among others the degree of innovation and the soundness of the business plan.

By reaching the finals, these ten start-ups have already secured their space at ACHEMA 2022. You will have the chance to meet all of them in person and join in the award ceremony where the three overall winners be revealed.

And these are the finalists:

carbon minds

Carbon Minds is a data analytics startup. It uses a proprietary digital model of the global chemicals and plastics industry to offer its clients transparency about environmental impacts in global supply chains.

Digging deep into data for more supply-chain sustainability


Cenios is focused on development of next generation of POCT-Kits (Point-of-Care-Teste) for absolute quantification of analytes. The kits will be used as an alternative methods for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). The new products  can reduce the cost and time of clinical measurements more than 100 fold in comparison to standard methods (HPLC or ELISA).

Quantitative insight for qualitative improvement


ESy-Labs GmbH is a pioneer in electrifying the chemical industry, developing processes for the electrosynthesis of organic chemicals based on high-throughput screening and artificial intelligence.

Under power: high-throughput development of electrosyntheses


Lumatix Biotech

Lumatix Biotech seeks to improve the availability and affordability of antibody products by developing a light-controlled affinity matrix as a superior alternative to Protein A chromatography.

Enlightenment in antibody purification


Phaidra creates AI-powered control systems for industrial processes. Its no-code software enables domain experts to specify which performance metrics they want to optimize, along with the operating parameters. Phaidra's reinforcement learning algorithms then determine and automatically implement the process setpoints that maximize plant performance.

Turning physical infrastructure into intelligent systems


PipePredict offers precise digital leakage localization, predictive maintenance and real-time monitoring of pipe networks by analyzing existing sensor data with a digital twin and AI algorithms.

With data against damage

Pramo Molecular

PRAMOMOLECULAR has developed and applied for a patent for a particularly simple technology with which therapeutic oligonucleotides such as siRNAs can be transported efficiently and tolerably into the target cell in order to silence disease-causing proteins in the lungs, heart or pancreas. The pre-foundation project is thus developing drug candidates, e.g. against lung and pancreatic cancer.

Fighting cancer with a shuttle service

Pro-Aspect X

The founding team of Pro-AspectX is developing a plug and play, non-invasive sensor to improve chemical, biotechnological and life science processes to highest possible efficiency, simultaneously raising the process safety by a forecast of critical situations

A window into the reaction process


PROSION develops a first-in-class approach to address so far undruggable pharmaceutical targets that are linked with various hard-to-treat diseases through a disruptive platform of chemical building blocks called ProMs.

Making the undruggable druggable


Semodia offers software solutions for the modularisation of the process industry, transferring the "Plug-&Play"-principle of office hardware via module type packages into the process industry.

Turning components into modules