Circu Li-ion Selected For Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg

Antoine Welter and Dr.Xavier Kohll, co-founders of Circu Li-ion (Photo © Circu Li-ion)

The Luxembourg-based battery and cell upcycling startup was one of ten international startups selected to scale its market reach.

Newly launched this summer by the City of Hamburg, the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg is a local initiative offering a range of incentives to startups in order to help them scale across Germany and Europe.

Professional service providers from Hamburg’s innovation ecosystem, as well as Hamburg’s economic promotion agency Hamburg Invest and their networks, will provide valuable one-on-one guidance and incentives worth up to €50K to all participating startups. The aim is to connect dynamic companies from the fields of sustainable mobility and logistics to key players and business partners in the Hamburg metropolitan region and to support them in this endeavour systematically.

“We are extremely happy about the large number of applications we received for the program. They show just how interested young companies are in Hamburg as a location for further growth in areas such as mobility and logistics”, says Dr. Rolf Strittmatter, CEO of Hamburg Invest. 

As an expert in upcycling batteries, the Luxembourg-based Circu Li-ion startup was deemed a great match by the panel of experts selected by the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg. Tackling e-scooters and e-bikes first, Circu Li-ion unique approach to upcycling batteries helps give them a second life and reduces battery waste in the long run.

The ten selected scaleups:

  • AI (Finland) runs an AI-enhanced digital platform connecting ship operators, ports and cargo owners.
  • BeeX (Singapore) specializes in the autonomous assessment of underwater infrastructures
  • Circu Li-ion (Luxembourg) offers trailblazing automated battery and cell upcycling
  • Flyability (Switzerland) provides the first collision-tolerant drone for remote visual inspections in confined spaces
  • HySiLabs (France) pioneers the transport and storage of hydrogen in conventional liquid form
  • INFINITE MOBILITY (Norway) develops next-generation light-weight vehicles powered by solar energy
  • MicroSec’s(Singapore) Security-by-Design is built into each of its solutions to stop cyberattacks at the device and network levels
  • Senior Automation (China) combines smart logistics with driverless trucks to make transportation more efficient, sustainable and safer
  • SunGreenH2 (Singapore) creates the world’s highest performance electrolysers
  • UTURN (Netherlands) provides a logistics tool to organize container transport from order to cash in a smarter way

For more information about the Scaleup Landing Pad and the winners of the package of measures, please visit the website.

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