HETEROMERGE among the winners of TUClab startup contest 2022
Published on in KIRCHNER GROUP NEWS
Fantastic news from the start-up floor: HETEROMERGE is among the three winners of the TUClab startup contest 2022! The founder teams of HETEROMERGE, Plasmotion and ReViSalt prevailed with their business concepts at the 5th "TUClab Competition" of the Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) on October 14, 2022. The winners get access to start-up funding from Sächsische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbh (SBG). A maximum of 900,000 EUR in total is available for the three companies. In addition, there is access to the infrastructure of the TU Chemnitz or selected transfer partners as well as integration into transfer and mentoring networks of the university.
A total of seven finalists had presented themselves to the jury that day at the "Pitch" in the university library. In the end, the decisive factor for the jury was which of the business concepts had demonstrated a very high level of development maturity and potential, emphasized Prof. Dr. Uwe Götze, Prorector for Transfer and Continuing Education at TUC.
HETEROMERGE founder Dr. Robert Kirchner from cfaed's Mesoscopic 3D Systems Group (MESO3D): "I have to say: a great event, an invaluable learning experience, and a huge chance! Congratulations also to plasmotion° and ReviSalt.!"
Solutions for high-precision multi-material 3D printing in the nanocosmos
As part of an EXIST Transfer of Research, the HETEROMERGE team from Dresden is developing an innovative multi-material printhead technology for two-photon laser lithography systems to market maturity. As complete system extensions, they are expanding these state-of-the-art, high-resolution 3D printers into functional additive manufacturing tools. Multi-material 3D printing and thus functional 3D prints become possible even in the range of the smallest structure sizes down to 150 nanometers. The Dresden-based start-up project is thus removing design, functional and production barriers in the world of tiny 3D structures to enable functional additive manufacturing for efficient production from prototyping to medium-scale production. Possible applications are in the fields of micro-optics, micro-fluidics, micro-mechanics and scaffolds for tissue engineering.
More info (in German): https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/tu/pressestelle/aktuell/11533