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Brinax is a Leipzig-based startup that specializes in producing sustainable car wash products. Launched with a unique 100% sustainable formula, their main product is an eco-friendly car shampoo that is fully biodegradable. The innovative product offers efficient cleaning through natural surfactants and is made in Germany with regional production. The core ingredients, including the natural surfactant source derived from rapeseed and natural preservatives from hop extract, are sourced locally, emphasizing Brinax's commitment to sustainability and regional cooperation.


CMMC GmbH, a spin-off of Chemnitz University of Technology, stands at the forefront of innovation, engineering and manufacturing. With a robust focus on precise German engineering, the company has carved a niche in the global market of high-strength an wear-resistant light metals (=AMC). CMMC can make the difference for mechanical engineering, vehicle construction, the aerospace and defense industry. The Freedom-to-Operate is guaranteed by several patent applications.


Flexora specializes in advanced sensor technology, particularly flexible sensor foils for energy transition and Industry 4.0. Their sensor foils are used for large-scale monitoring of physical parameters like temperature and pressure. The technology finds applications in various sectors including energy, logistics, wastewater treatment, chemical and paper industries, and infrastructure. Flexora was founded as a spin-off from the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials of the Technical University of Dresden. Key team members include co-founders Dr. Michael Sawatzki (CTO), Dr. David Kneppe, Clemens Haist (CEO), and Kivanc Ararat. The project is supported under the EXIST program by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund.

Fusion Bionic

Fusion Bionic specializes in bio-inspired laser texturing of surfaces suitable for industries such as automotive, aviation, medical technology, and more. The company has over 20 years of experience in utilizing advanced laser technologies to enhance the performance of various products. Developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS and the Technical University of Dresden, Fusion Bionic's DLIP (Direct Laser Interference Patterning) is a unique solution inspired by natural surfaces like lotus leaves, shark skin, and butterfly wings. This technology integrates advanced surface functions such as self-cleaning, ice protection, antibacterial effects, and decoration into technical surfaces through laser-based surface functionalization.


Herone is a startup based in Dresden, Germany, specializing in the production of advanced composite materials. Their primary focus is on developing and manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) using innovative processes. These materials are known for their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making them ideal for applications in aerospace, automotive, and sports equipment industries. Herone's expertise in composite technology positions them as a significant contributor to the advancement of lightweight and efficient material solutions.


HolyPoly is a company that aids responsible brands in keeping their plastic in circulation. They serve as a full-service partner for the high-quality use of recycled plastics and the development of innovative recycling programs.

Parforce GmbH

Parforce GmbH, a spin-off of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, specializes in recovering phosphoric acid from phosphate-containing waste materials. This process reintroduces valuable resources into a closed material cycle. It's also part of PARFORCE-Technology Cooperation GmbH, collaborating with the CFH Group to combine specialized plant construction expertise with scientific innovation.

RMF Tech GmbH

RMF Tech GmbH, a spin-off from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, focuses on extracting valuable metals from production residues or pile materials. With expertise in smelting, mining, disposal, chemistry, photovoltaics, recycling, and environmental technology, they also conduct research in lithium extraction and offer innovative recycling processes for metals like indium and gallium.

ReviSalt GmbH

ReviSalt GmbH, specializing in the chemical strengthening of glass, offers innovative solutions for producing break-resistant and scratch-resistant glass that is thinner, lighter, more stable, and cost-effective. As a spin-off from the Institute for Glass and Glass Technology of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, they focus on developing, producing, and distributing regeneration and cleaning materials for salt baths.

Sixonia Tech

Sixonia Tech specializes in producing few-layer, large flake graphene materials, customized to meet client-specific processing needs. They provide a solution for sourcing the ideal E-Graphene for different applications, particularly as an additive in polymers or ink formulations. Sixonia Tech's developers can tailor the right material to fulfill a variety of requirements ranging from simple dispersions to polymer composites.