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Since 1950, humans have produced about 9 billion tons of plastic. Instead of recycling or reusing it, we thought it would be a good idea to litter in the environment. Well, we all know where that’s headed. But nature came up with its own solution: In the last years research has documented over 90 different organisms, microorganisms and biomolecules that are able to break down long-chain polymers.
beworm uses these bioagents to develop a biotic/biocatalytic recycling process, that decompose the oil-based material polyethylene, the world’s commonly used plastics. We started our experiments with waxworms (who are still our spirit animals) but the real magicis done by enzymes in their system. Those enzymes are the key to the solution! That’s why we are searching for them by experimenting on three different levels, aiming to develop a scalable, efficient and ressource-saving process.
A team from batch #10
Small trash such as cigarette butts, crown caps or plastic shreds have a significant influence on the clean appearance of a green space. Currently this smallest trash is one of the biggest cost drivers in cleaning as it is difficult to find and difficult to remove.
Angsa offers a solution for exactly this problem:
The intelligent robot for autonomous trash removal.
A team from batch #9
The SOLOS Mirror is a composite digital device – a combination of various sensors, display and special mirror technology.
The sensors make it possible to capture and track natural human body movements and, based on this, provide meaningful and timely feedback on whether a movement is (partially) correct and how it could eventually be improved.
A team from batch #4
Sufficient sleep is an elixir of life, which gives us and our body the energy to make the best out of every day. But why do we focus on doing more sports and eating healthier food all the time? When our sleep is at least as important.
We have already asked ourselves this question in our studies.
We have therefore made it our mission to help people suffering from tinnitus and other sleep disorders to fall asleep more easily and to provide a more restful sleep with our Tinus One pillow. Make the best out of every day.
A two week course hosted by TUM’s Lab for Product Development and Lightweight Design,
designed to foster innovation.
Our goal is to promote innovation and facilitate
the creation of new spin-outs at TUM.