Oceanflight unlocks sustainable Boating

Sustainability and autonomous driving! For years now, there has hardly been a more dominant topic in the automotive industry. And what about the boat industry? Large combustion engines continue to be installed here because there is simply no sensible alternative.
Or is there?
Oceanflight is working on increasing the efficiency of boats of all kinds by up to 80% using hydrofoil technology.

How does it work?

Hydrofoils are wings that are mounted under the boat’s hull. When sailing, they generate lift and the boat lifts completely out of the water.
The fact that flying over the water is significantly more comfortable than conventional boating is just one of the many side effects. However, a hydrofoil boat requires complex and reliable flight control. And this is exactly where Oceanflight comes into play. With their many years of experience in the aviation and drone sector, they make hydrofoil boats safe and stable.
This technology unlocks the opportunity of boating without wasting the most precious resource of the next decades by pushing water aside.

 

What does the team need for their next step?

„First and foremost, we are desperately looking for new team members in the field of electrical engineering and software development. This can be anything from a thesis to a full-time position. The main thing is that people are motivated and enjoy the subject. Years of professional experience are not a prerequisite, as we are a very experienced team and can support and train career starters with our know-how.“

Do you find the topic just right for you (Hiring Page), or do you see another way to support them? Get in touch with the team here: durchstarten@ocean-flight.com

Finally, we asked the team what motivated them to use the MakerSpace?

„In the start-up world, fast iterations are particularly important. True to the motto „Fail fast, itterate fast„, if you have a hardware-heavy topic, long delivery times for CNC milling cutters, for example, are a knockout criterion. And this is exactly where the Makerspace with its extensive machine park offers a decisive advantage. This enables us to go from an idea to a solid prototype in just a few days.“

 

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Carbon Atlantis – Store CO2 and use it in a targeted way

„We solve the climate crisis at the root“!
A topic that concerns us all and for which many products and processes have been created in recent years. Our current start-up Carbon Atlantis has also taken up this challenge.
Carbon Atlantis was founded in 2022 by Paul Teufel, Malte Feucht and Steffen Garbe. After only a short time, they patented their technology, expanded the team and achieved their first funding.

But what does their process look like?

Their patented technology circulates liquid sorbent through the system, efficiently capturing CO₂. The captured CO₂ is either permanently stored or used in carbon neutral or negative products. This makes it cost-effective, modular and scalable.

What does the team need for their next step?

Above all, we need talented and hungry people who share our vision of developing an innovative and massively scalable technology here from Munich for the whole world to use in a wide variety of carbon capture applications, from steel to cement plants to waste incineration to direct air capture (DAC). We really appreciate it when people have hands-on experience and enjoy working on hardware. We offer a very diverse work environment where you can learn a lot in a short period of time.

Do you find the topic just right for you (Hiring Page), or do you see another way to support them? Get in touch with the team here: people@carbonatlantis.com

 

Lastly, we asked the team what they would recommend to students looking to build a prototype in the MakerSpace?

„Think carefully in advance about what materials you want to use and how they will be should be processed. With this knowledge, you can often get a good estimate of what machines you will need and can take the appropriate courses early on.“

 

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ANGSA – THE FIRST CLEANING ROBOT FOR UNPAVED SURFACE

Success stories are the elixir of life!
Our Success Story from the MakerSpace is that of ANGSA.

Who does not know it, you want to go picnicking with family or friends, see in the distance a beautiful green meadow and when you reach and cross the meadow stings the many small scattered garbage such as cigarette butts, beer coasters or even food scraps in the eye. To get rid of these, it takes quite a few cleaners. Or you have an Angsa robot.

The team at Angsa has set itself the goal of eliminating precisely this problem and has begun developing their Angsa robot in 2021. The concept consists of a robot that recognizes garbage with the help of AI and picks it up next to stones and leaves, and software that makes it possible to select individual areas and also supports AI in finding the best path.
The Angsa robot has a capacity of 30 liters and reaches a runtime of 8 hours. This makes it perfect for cleaning large landscapes.
In the last few years, the development has progressed enormously and the team has also grown. With the help of our MakerSpace, the team has been able to quickly fabricate and customize key components.

Currently the team is looking for more Man+Women-POWER. Maybe your chance to join a great team. Click here to get to the job board.

 

We are very happy to have such a goal-oriented team with us and wish them continued success.

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BAVERTIS – ELECTRONICS FOR SUSTAINABLE BATTERIES

Success stories are the elixir of life!
Our Success Story from the MakerSpace is that of BAVERTIS.

Batteries have become an indispensable part of modern life. In smartphones, game consoles and, in recent years, increasingly in battery-powered vehicles.

The market is growing, with more than 1 million electric cars on the road in Germany alone as of 2022. To increase battery life, BAVERTIS was founded.
BAVERTIS is developing a solution that combines the latest semiconductors and AI-based software to extend the life of electric vehicle batteries by up to 80%. At the same time, they can be reused in new applications through a simple software update, unlocking the future of circular batteries in mobility!
The development of the semiconductors could contribute enormously to the team’s success through our electronics lab in Munich and Garching.

The eight-member team was founded in 2021 and is currently in talks with additional pilot customers.

We wish Bavertis every success and continue to support the team with all the means at our disposal.

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Levitum – the long distance drone

Success stories are the elixir of life!
Our Success Story from the MakerSpace is that of LEVITUM

Drones are inspiring the industry. Due to their simplicity, they can be found in a wide variety of applications and in all sorts of sizes, powered mostly by many small motors that get their energy from built-in batteries. However, batteries take up space, contribute some weight, limit range, and take hours (if not days) to fully recharge. A solution to this problem is the goal of the 40+ member team at Levitum.

Levitum is a student initiative at the Technical University of Munich that is developing one of the world’s first long-range hydrogen-powered drones. It is currently building its first full-scale prototype, „Mercurius I“ (pictured). This is designed to carry a 2.5 kg payload over a range of more than 300 km. Powered for the first time by a hydrogen fuel cell, the drone is expected to achieve a maximum flight time of over five hours. This would set a new world record for drones in its size class. Another advantage: Hydrogen can be refueled quickly, so „Mercurie I“ is ready for action again within a few minutes.

But why is hydrogen suitable for this purpose?
Hydrogen has an enormously high energy density, allows the drone to be refueled quickly and at the same time enables emission-free flying. An insane impact for today’s world.

Finally, we asked the team the following questions:

What do you need for the next step?
1. As a team, we predominantly need the following for the next steps: Man and Woman Power of motivated students to move forward even faster.
2. Sponsoring/ Support: As a student initiative we can only finance ourselves through donations/ sponsoring. New prototypes with improvements to predecessors require not only more individual parts due to their increasing complexity, but also a better quality of these individual components. This means that the further we progress with our project, the more difficult it will be to obtain funding.

What would you recommend to students who want to build a prototype in the MakerSpace?
Just do it!
No matter how helpful lectures are in the formation of theoretical knowledge, there is always a lot that is new when it comes to putting it into practice. „Learning by doing“ describes the process best. In the end, it’s about trying things and ideas out in order to be able to learn from them quickly. There is no shortcut for this. And that’s what tinkering and fiddling are all about. Here, too, the journey is the destination!“

We are happy to have such a highly motivating student team in the Makerspace.

 

You want to have a look over the team’s shoulder? Have a look here.
You see possibilities to support Levitum? Then contact the team at info@levitum.de.

Or you want to become a MAKER yourself? Then apply for one of our scholarships.

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