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Two Chemnitz University of Technology Spin-offs Present at Hannover Messe

CMMC GmbH and startup NanoSen are represented at one of the most internationally significant industrial fairs until April 21, 2023

At the highly significant international Hannover Messe, representatives from industry and companies present their concepts and products of tomorrow. This year, two spin-offs from Chemnitz University of Technology, CMMC GmbH and NanoSen, are also represented in Hannover.

At the joint booth A50 of futureSAX, the innovation platform of the Free State of Saxony (Hall 17), twelve Saxon startups are represented, including the two university spin-offs.

CMMC showcases a new manufacturing process for AMC materials

CMMC GmbH, a spin-off from the Professorship of Materials and Surface Engineering (head: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lampke) at Chemnitz University of Technology, shows its self-developed and innovative manufacturing process for AMC materials and their production. In 2020, CMMC GmbH was among the winners of the TUClab competition. The founding team of CMMC GmbH includes Regina Hessenmüller-Lampke, Dr. Thomas Grund, Dr. Marcel Graf, and Robert Pippig.

CMMC uses the know-how of its employees in the casting technology sector for the production of resource-efficient and wear-resistant aluminum matrix composite materials. These materials are highly relevant, especially in lightweight construction.

NanoSen aims to bring efficient polymer sensors to series production

NanoSen is the second startup from Chemnitz University of Technology presenting at the Hannover Messe 2023. The team started with the EXIST Transfer of Research on October 1, 2022. The team members are Rick Henkner, Dr. Sonia Bradai, Rajarajan Ramalingame, and Joseph Stephens.

Ramalingame and Bradai have been research assistants at the Professorship of Measurement and Sensor Technology (head: Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun) for many years. Stephens and Henkner contribute their expertise from the Faculties of Economics and Business Administration as well as Mechanical Engineering to the international and interdisciplinary team.

Together, they aim to build an innovative production facility to manufacture nanocomposite force sensors more cost-effectively and in larger series than before. These force sensors are very powerful measuring devices. They will present a demonstration at the Hannover Messe.

The NanoSen team is accompanied by the SAXEED startup network at Chemnitz University of Technology as part of the "Masterclass".

Both projects have been or are being funded within the EXIST program by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the European Social Fund.

For more information on the EXIST application and SAXEED Masterclass, please contact Michael Cherkaskyy, tel. 0371 531-33526, e-mail michael.cherkaskyy@saxeed.net

(Article: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Brent Benofsky)

Matthias Fejes

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