Explore the ground-breaking work of pioneering science start-ups who pitched their mind-blowing innovations and business ideas at Falling Walls Venture Berlin.

Since 2020, the start-ups selected to pitch in Berlin are celebrated as Falling Walls Winners and the emerging company succeeding in this pitch competition is awarded the title “Science Start-Up Breakthrough of the Year.”

Falling Walls Venture Winners 2021

AIRCISION B.V. – NETHERLANDS
Aircision is a startup developing next generation, free space optics (FSO) systems for use in backhaul within new telecom networks.

ALGAL BIO CO. LTD. – JAPAN
Algal Bio Co. Ltd uses algae potential, which can be applied in most of the industries from food to energy by optimizing technical package of strains and cultivation conditions, to create a sustainable future.

ALICE&BOB – FRANCE
Alice & Bob builds universal fault tolerant quantum computers and sells its exponential computing power as a service. Its unique technology of self-correcting quantum bit allows to build ideal quantum computers a decade earlier than previously envisioned.

AZUL ENERGY INC. – JAPAN
AZUL Energy Inc. produces “air batteries” that use air as the reactor for the positive electrode and metal for the negative electrode. Metal-air batteries can store up to 10 times more electricity compared to common-use lithium-ion batteries.


BIOMENSIO LTD – FINLAND
Biomensio created a bioscreening technology to produce test results at point-of-need with high level of multiplexing, accuracy, and ease of digital connectivity. The initial application areas include the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and drugs of abuse in saliva, as well as food and milk safety.

CASTOR – ISRAEL
CASTOR is a decision support software for utilizing industrial 3D printing. It is a cloud-based on-premise software that analyzes each part within existing product design of discrete manufacturing, and automatically identifies parts that are a good fit for 3D printing, both technically and economically.

CARMINE THERAPEUTICS – SINGAPORE
Carmine Therapeutics is the first company in the world to harness red blood cell extracellular vesicles (RBCEVs) as vehicles for next-generation non-viral gene therapies that can overcome the current limitations of viral-based gene therapies.

CELLBRICKS GMBH – GERMANY
Cellbricks combines rapid high precision proprietary 3D-bioprinting technology with synthetic biology for tailor made bioinks and uses its expertise in tissue engineering to provide patients with personalised biological soft tissue implants.

CORE SENSING GMBH – GERMANY
Core Sensing specializes in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of measurement data from the powertrain of machines and commercial vehicles. The part of its measurement chain, the sensor assembly coreIN, can be installed inside various machine elements and transforms the components into smart sensors that transmit reliable measurement data wirelessly.

GRAVIKY LABS – USA
Gravikx Labs recycles captured carbon emissions into inks and other industrial materials helping business to become carbon negative.

GLYPHIC BIOTECHNOLOGIES – USA
Glyphic Biotechnologies helps to decode the human proteome that may enable the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics and, ultimately, a deeper understanding of human biology.

HUME AI – USA
Hume AI collects unbiased emotion data to train highly accurate facial and vocal expression models. The project aims to set the stage for fundamental advances in affective science and empathic technology and pave the way for AI that verifiably serves human emotion.

HYPNETIC GMBH – GERMANY
Hypnetic creates high efficiency electricity storage units using a novel hydraulic technology and AI management software for control, monitoring and optimization.

LIDROTEC GMBH – GERMANY
Lidrotec, short for Laser Hydro Technologies, develops, builds, and sells laser machines that use ultrashort laser pulses in liquid environment to cut, structure or induce surface modifications into a desired material. The project operates on the microchip market with the perspective to work in the medtech as well as aerospace industry.

THE LIVE GREEN CO – CHILE
The Live Green created Charaka, the AI software that blends holistic plant nutrition with Biotech & Ai-ML to replace animal, synthetic and highly processed ingredients in our food products with 100% natural, functional & sustainable plant alternatives.

N-INK – SWEDEN
n-Ink produces printing inks to boost solar cell, battery, and display performances by creating a high conductivity n-type ink that is ecofriendly, sustainable, and scalable.

POLILOOP – HUNGARY
Poliloop created a microbial cocktail that degrades, metabolizes, and mineralizes fossil-based plastics. The end-product is a non-toxic sludge that can be used as a soil improver. The process is comparable to how natural polymers are recycled infinitely in nature.

PORO TECHNOLOGIES LTD – UK
Poro Technologies uses porous GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductor materials to offer entirely new platform for semiconductor devices to be built upon, such as micro-LEDs, lasers, power electronics, quantum computing and communication.

QUANTUM BRILLIANCE – AUSTRALIA
Quantum Brilliance (QB) is a computing start-up offering quantum computing as an everyday technology, as ubiquitous as classical computers are today. QB covers the entire area in the quantum value chain, from the manufacture of diamond processors to the various software levels and customer applications.

RECATALYST – SLOVENIA
ReCatalyst developed a high—efficiency nano-tech process to make fuel cell catalysts based on the reduced amount of platinum, which allows for a more cost-efficient production process.

SOLCOLD – ISRAEL
SolCold is based upon ‘anti-stokes fluorescence’ patented technology that combines nanotechnology, physics, and chemistry and allows to use sunlight radiation to cool down objects.

THINKSONO – UK
ThinkSono built the software detecting deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is the number one cause of preventable hospital deaths in the world. With ThinkSono’s software, DVT can be detected in as little as 5 minutes, at the point of care and at a fraction of the current diagnostic cost.

TRACELESS MATERIALS GMBH – GERMANY
traceless is a female-founded circular bioeconomy startup offering a holistically sustainable alternative to conventional plastics. The innovative technology allows to use food production waste to produce materials that are home compostable.

TRUE ANGLE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC – CANADA
True Angle helps patients with swallowing disorders by creating an affordable, convenient, data-driven health@home technology called the Mobili-T, or mobile therapist. The Mobili-T is a pocket-sized technology consisting of a small wireless sensor that provides custom exercise targets and feedback shared with a clinician.

VILLAGE DATA ANALYTICS – GERMANY
Village Data Analytics (VIDA) is a transformational project management and analytics software for infrastructure investment into remote village economies in developing countries. VIDA provides near-real time insights and transparency to plan, monitor and measure the effectiveness of large-scale investments into some of the world’s poorest regions.

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