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Inno-Quarter

InnoQuarter - The project for the promotion of founders from the region

You are working on a start-up idea, want to test your prototype early on and get feedback from potential customers? Or have you already founded a company and are interested in customers' opinions on your products and services for further development according to market needs? Then the InnoQuarter project is worth a look!

InnoQuarter is an EU-funded innovation quarter and part of the INTERREG Northsea Region program, which aims to promote innovation and sustainable economic growth in the North Sea region. 

The InnoQuarter project aims to accelerate the development and introduction of startup products and services. This project is driven by LEMEX in collaboration with both regional actors, such as the M01N Startup Camp, the Breminale Festival, the Starthaus and the Senatorial Authority for Economics, Labour and Europe, as well as international practice and research partners in Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands.

What is the concept of InnoQuarter?

Nine out of ten innovations fail. Often because a prototype is not tested sufficiently before it is brought to market or products and services are offered for which there is no market demand. To avoid this problem, it is important to take the opinions of potential customers into account as early as the development phase of the company's own business models. Especially in the development phase, however, there is often the difficulty of not being able to test a business idea under realistic conditions - the InnoQuarter project offers a solution to this problem. By using festivals both as "living labs" and as development catalysts, founders can obtain direct customer feedback and ultimately reduce the cost of investment.

Innoquarter was also present at the university's Open Campus 2021.
Here you can take a look at the "virtual pagoda" of the project. Furthermore, more information can be found on the website www.innoquarter.eu


Startups from the German Inno-Quarter projects

MO1N Startup Camp

MO1N Startup Camp: The event for founders.

There, founders, startups, people interested in founding a company and entrepreneurs in Bremen can broaden their horizons on topics such as business startups, success and innovations. Participants will experience a thrilling atmosphere of new beginnings at the Energieleitzentrale in Bremen. Inspiring speakers and workshops, a cracking party and the chance to network can be expected by all visitors to the M01N Startup Camp.

No matter if you are a startup or an experienced CEO - at the M01N Startup Camp there will be exciting lectures, the opportunity to create new ideas in workshops and the chance to find a new founding team.

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Born Originals is all about refining sneakers with exclusive designs. The focus is on individuality and uniqueness. Popular stylistic elements are initials, patterns, embroidery or stones.

Bremergy is the Bremen team for Formula Student, an international engineering design competition. With us, you get the opportunity to gain experience, put your theoretical knowledge into practice and try things out together with other students from a wide range of disciplines. We help each other to reach the goal together.

The Markterei supports weekly markets and farmers' markets in digitising their offerings so that consumers can also order online from local farmers, specialist food retailers, gourmet artisans and weekly market suppliers. We stand for regionality and fair trade.

An app that returns lost keys to their owners. The principle is that the finder scans the QR code on the key or mobile phone and then ends up in the browser where they can chat with the owner.

S O NAH solves the parking problem. We integrate smart sensors into any infrastructure, office, home or product that runs our machine learning algorithms.

Premium filament is produced to your colour specifications using RAL, Pantone or RGB codes or a physical colour sample.

Breminale

A four-day EU Inno-Quarter project at Breminale, with startups appearing at the festival that primarily need feedback from the market.

Many visitors come to the booths and give advice on whether and to what extent the projects and concepts are marketable.

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Klimakarl is an app for companies to bring climate protection into the office. It is a CO² saving competition among colleagues to promote climate awareness.

GoalBuddy is a digital mentor for goal achievement. It aims to provide quality and practical information on how to achieve their goals in the form of web-based training materials, exercise tools and a free app.

Home Hereos offers sustainable products, tips and coaching services to make working and living from home easier.

Huddy are made-to-measure jumpers, using a modular system of cut and fabric to make each "Huddy" unique.

With the app- and district-based climate protection programme, participants monitor their personal contribution, understand their own carbon footprint and are shown everyday alternatives to reduce CO2 emissions.

An app that returns lost keys to their owners. The principle is that the finder scans the QR code on the key or mobile phone and then ends up in the browser where they can chat with the owner.

Tizz and Tonic designs sustainable women's underwear, which is produced in Bremen.

Macher Messe

Under the motto: "Startups, Corporate Innovation, Agility and New Work", the Macher Messe took place in the large historic Sparkasse building at Brill.

More than 30 startups and 5 agile corporates presented themselves. 

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Klimakarl is an app for companies to bring climate protection into the office. It is a CO² saving competition among colleagues to promote climate awareness.

An app that returns lost keys to their owners. The principle is that the finder scans the QR code on the key or mobile phone and then ends up in the browser where they can chat with the owner.

Proto.typ

Proto.typ is a prototype party and thus a matching event for product developers and creatives.

At the prototype party, prototypes of products and services are presented and tested in a casual atmosphere.

The feedback of the participants creates impulses for the further development and realization of innovative products.

Thereby, cooperations between participants are created, which accelerate the realization of ideas.

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Deeper Connection is a coaching in Oldenburg that accompanies you on your journey to clarity, ease and inner relaxation. One of her products are the Deeper Connection Cards, conversation cards for deep, honest conversations.

Exmicror produce and market environmentally friendly , disinfectants and cleaning products that are completely harmless to humans and animals.

The mission at Friedhold is to help farmers sell their products directly to customers and thus turn them into direct marketers.

At Identinet, a framework is created for digital collaboration through secure data exchange. The aim is to help companies to cooperate digitally in a highly secure and automated way.

Simplymeal deals with products that bring both nutritional value and added value to the environment. These products are disposable, made from the natural material bran and are 100% biodegradable.

Supazone is an online platform for sustainable packaging that lowers the hurdle for small and medium-sized enterprises to switch to innovative solutions. The lack of transparency and clarity in the current market should thus be remedied.

Open Campus

Startups don't stop in the Corona phase either. 

In the Open Campus, three early-stage business ideas present themselves with a short pitch via Zoom.
For validation, questions and advice from students were discussed and recieved afterwards.

Décors is about sustainable decoration boxes that are sent to you at regular intervals. The founders want to prevent people from buying new decorative items every year and thus promote the circular economy.

With its website, Förderfrage wants to help companies find suitable funding, which is often difficult to find. In this way, Förderfrage creates a matching between those seeking funding and funding advisors.

They are developing a transparent and simple donation system for companies. The end customer should decide via QR code to which aid organisation the donation should go.

Sustainability Day

With the summer, the Startups 2021 were once again allowed to introduce themselves to people in person. 

The Sustainability Day on Bremen's Domshof offered the six startups and the visitors not only great weather, but also the opportunity to exchange innovative ideas. 
From culinary specialties to handmade speakers made of clay, interesting early-stage business ideas were validated.

Buen ProVeggie is expanding its range to include products from Latin American cuisine: traditionally meat-based dishes such as empanadas and arepas are being revolutionised and offered as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan variations.

Entosus offers roasted crickets, which are refined with certified spices, as a snack for the whole family.

Handmade2go produces freshly rolled organic NEMs (spring rolls) in rice paper.

Mapu speakers are active Bluetooth speakers that combine traditional craftsmanship and natural materials with modern technology.

The idea of Rubculture is to offer sauces in powder form. The special thing about it is that you can mix the portioned powder yourself with water at home.

The main product of Victor's Tofu is its locally produced fresh tofu without plastic packaging.

Prototypenparty

The Prototypenparty is a matching event for product developers and creatives.

At the Prototypenparty, prototypes of products and services are presented and tested in a casual atmosphere.

The feedback of the participants creates impulses for the further development and realization of innovative products.

Thereby, cooperations between participants are created, which accelerate the realization of ideas.

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Claus+claus designs, builds and distributes healthy and sustainable furniture for people and the environment, with a high demand for modern work and design. The aim is to reuse salvaged chipboard.

With our service "The Spread Generator", we want to enable our customers to individually compose a wide variety of spreads on our website and have them delivered to their homes. For this purpose, we have created a selection of different vegetarian and vegan ingredients with various possible combinations.

ENVECOTRICITY stands for the development of novel and environmentally friendly solutions for electromobility. the aim is to integrate electric traction motors, modular battery systems, sustainable charging solutions and biofibre composites into the mobile world.

With "Lad dein Rad" we have developed a charging station for e-bikes. The highlight is that the charging cables are already permanently installed, so that very few cyclists have to take their own charger with them.

Nordest is a fitness tracker for martial arts. It is designed to help better evaluate and compare martial arts with each other.

NoScream is a pair of glasses that prevents wind noise while cycling. Via its individual attachment and aerodynamic shape, it directs the wind past the ear and ensures a noiseless flow of the wind.

The Wunderbox is a small machine that allows complex industrial plants in the green sector (including irrigation systems, measuring systems and fertiliser plants) to be read out and controlled with an easy-to-use graphical user interface.

The Indoor Smoker is a smoker attachment for wood-burning stoves and is heated by the smoke from the fireplace.

The Teethlovers Mouth Oil Treatment is used to care for the gums and the natural oral flora. All ingredients are from controlled organic cultivation.

We would like to produce and distribute a free-swinging deck chair - the LounChiller - as a piece of furniture for adults.