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BAM@Hannover Messe: Start-up with BAM Know-how

BAM@Hannover Messe: Start-up with BAM Know-how
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24.04.2018. A good idea in science can become a successful business model. At the Hannover Messe, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) will present its initiative BAMStartup Slingshot that supports start-ups on their journey towards building their own company.

BAM's start-up initiative focuses on supporting spin-offs in the fields of analytical chemistry and materials chemistry among others. Start-ups can benefit from BAM's laboratory facilities and equipment, testing services and scientific expertise in implementing their ideas.

"We advise and support those interested in founding a new business at every step towards setting up their company," explains Hagen-Joachim Saxowski, head of BAM's Research Services section. The initiative is aimed at BAM Ph.D. students, scientists and alumni, as well as external collaboration partners and start-up teams.

BAMStartup Slingshot is the name of BAM's start-up initiative, which provides support services for start-up teams. The key components of the initiative include advice on funding, patents, software and licenses. In addition, BAM provides its infrastructure, equipment and laboratory services and supports them with its expertise in quality management, occupational safety and risk assessment.

The case of Belyntic shows how successful BAM can be in supporting chemistry start-ups. The young company has developed a new purification method for chemically synthesised peptides that can simplify laboratory work. Their catch & release method can simultaneously purify a large number of peptides without the need for expensive laboratory equipment. Right from the start, Belyntic received BAM's support in terms of its expertise in occupational safety and quality management and through access to the excellent research infrastructure at BAM's Adlershof branch.

BAM at the Hannover Messe 2018

At the BAM stand C 51 in Hall 2 Research & Technology visitors can receive additional information about this topic.

For more information about what BAM is presenting at the Hannover Messe, please visit

Venio Quinque, M.A., LL.M./LL.B. 
Head of Section Corporate Communications 
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) 
Unter den Eichen 87 
12205 Berlin 
T: + 49 30 8104-1002 
F: + 49 30 8104-71002 

About BAM

BAM promotes safety in technology and chemistry. 
As a departmental research institute of the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Affairs and Energy, BAM performs research, testing and offers advisory support
to protect people, the environment and material goods. Its activity in the
fields of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry is focussed on
the technical safety of products and processes.

BAM's research is directed towards substances, materials, building elements,
components and facilities as well as natural and technical systems important for
the national economy and relevant to society. It also tests and assesses their
safe handling and operation. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and
assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based
services for the German industry in a European and international framework.

Safety creates markets. 
BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry
for Germany and its global markets to further develop the successful German
quality culture "Made in Germany".
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