Heraeus selects four startups for new Accelerator program

• Selected startups operate in the fields of sensor technology, materials for power electronics and printed and flexible electronics.
• Heraeus will support the startups in further developing their technologies and in return benefit from rapid transfer of innovative products to the market.

HANAU, Germany, August 22, 2019 – Heraeus has successfully launched the Heraeus Accelerator starting with four technology startups in the first batch which focuses on electronics. The program is an important step for the Hanau-based technology company to strengthen its connection to the startup scene and establish new partnerships. “The great diversity of Heraeus’ portfolio offers an ideal playground for startups worldwide,” says Mario Hehle, Head of Corporate Innovation. “We offer access to a wide range of markets, enabling startups to develop even better solutions for their future growth.”

Ten international startups presented their ideas at Heraeus’ Innovation Center in Hanau at the end of June. Four of them were selected by the jury to work on joint projects with Heraeus experts for three months. “The Heraeus Accelerator allows us to identify potential partners in adjacent fields very quickly and precisely. The collaborations will speed up the transfer of innovative products to the market”, explains Frank Stietz, Head of Business Area Electronics.

Accelerator programs are designed to help startups bring their products to market more quickly and successfully. The Heraeus Accelerator therefore supports startups with expert knowledge in the technical field and all around commercial questions. It also grants them access some corporate assets like e.g. research laboratories and materials. The goal is to establish long-term partnerships.

About the selected startups

The Swiss startup Scrona is working on a novel, ultrahigh resolution inkjet printing for functional inks. With proprietary MEMS printheads, printing at the sub-micron level is possible, enabling additive, non-contact and digital industrial microfabrication.

The SenSiC team is from Sweden and develops, produces and sells gas sensors for harsh environments.

Copprint is a startup from Israel that develops conductive inks based on nanoparticles of copper and a patented sintering agent. Copprint inks enable very high conductivity and full flexibility at all scales of printed electronics applications.

The US startup MesoGlue develops innovative solutions to bonding challenges. They focus on all metal connections formed at low or room temperature. Their techniques provide novel solutions for thermal interface materials, soldering and 3D printing.

About Heraeus
A globally leading technology group, Heraeus is headquartered in Hanau, Germany. Founded in 1851, it is a family-owned portfolio company which traces its roots back to a pharmacy opened by the family in 1660. Today, Heraeus combines businesses in the environmental, energy, electronics, health, mobility and industrial applications sectors. In the 2018 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues of €20.3 billion with approximately 15.000 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets. With technical expertise, a commitment to excellence, a focus on innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, we are constantly striving to improve our performance. We create high-quality solutions for our clients and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining unique material expertise with leadership in technology.

Media contact

Katharina Reichel
International Media Manager

Heraeus Holding GmbH
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63450 Hanau, Germany

Tel + 49 6181 35-4861
Mobile +49 157-805 11120
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Mail katharina.reichel@heraeus.com

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