2023 Batch #2, EN, start-up


Founder Sven Maihöfer

Batch #2

Category: Materials, Database & AI

The Bochum-based start-up xemX develops customised catalysts for chemical processes, especially to accelerate essential technologies for the energy transition, e.g. to speed up green hydrogen production and make it independent of expensive precious metals, which are also often mined and processed under environmentally harmful conditions. xemX discovers suitable materials for electrocatalysts with the help of AI-data-driven high-throughput research on high-entropy alloys. Based on a knowledge database created through the research, the team offers advice and also develops catalysts independently.

As a founder of a tech start-up, I can say with conviction that HIGH-TECH.NRW is a valuable partner on our further journey. This programme understands how to bring tech start-ups together and provides the right support and resources. This starts with their intensive network of industry experts and investors and is rounded off by a dedicated team. Thank you!

Sven Maihöfer