Ningaloo Biosytems selected for RWTH Incubation Program 2021


Aachen, 30 November 2020 – We are proud to announce that Ningaloo Biosystems has been selected to take part in the 2021 Incubation Program Batch #2 offered at the RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen), starting January 2021.  Amongst others, the program offers exclusive workshops, trainings and expert mentoring, as well as access to co-working spaces and to a profound cross-university co-founder network.

„Given these excellent opportunities, we will surely be able to accelerate our efforts in both product development and getting investor-ready“, said co-founder and CSO/CTO Dr. Hanns-Martin Schmidt.

Ningaloo Biosystems is INVEST-eligible!


Cologne, 29 September 2020 – The Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) has just confirmed that Ningaloo Biosystems GmbH is eligible for the federal ministry’s BMWi Directive INVEST directive defining benefits for venture capital investors.

“This provides the basis for a direct grants and tax benefits for venture capital investors who wish to become stakeholders of our company. This will enable us to further increase the attractiveness of an investment in our company at an early stage,” says co-founder and managing director Dr. Müller-Hartmann.

Ningaloo Biosystems Nominated as Finalist at BioRiver Boost! 2020

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Cologne, 08 September 2020 – Ningaloo Biosystems has finished in the top eight teams in the start-up competition of the industry association BioRiver – Life Science in Rheinland e.V.

The BioRiver Boost! stands out as a competition for Life Science founders not least through its high-caliber jury of experts from leading organizations from the Rhineland and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is now being held for the seventh time.

This year, the jury includes representatives from leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer, Eppendorf, Lonza, Miltenyi Biotec, Qiagen and UCB Pharmawelt, one incubator of scientific ideas, Lead Discovery Center Dortmund, as well as early-stage investors such as the High-Tech Founder Funds and the NRW. BANK.

Ningaloo Biosystems Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy


Cologne, 06 August 2020 –Since August this year, Ningaloo Biosystems’ activities in the development of patents have been granted financial support by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) through the WIPANO funding program.

“We are very pleased about this support in our continuous efforts to secure the sustainable economic exploitation of our innovations in the field of opto-electronic devices as well as optogenetic methods and systems by the international filing of intellectual property right applications”, said Dr Herbert Mueller-Hartmann and Dr Hanns-Martin Schmidt, the two founders of the company.

Ningaloo Biosystems is Awarded Price for Excellent Business Plan and Innovative Approach!


Cologne, 06 May 2020 – At an exciting night with eight teams giving their pitch talk and about 250 guest watching the event online, at about 8 pm it was finally time to celebrate: Ningaloo Biosystems came in third! Given the 43 applications in the 24. NUK Business Plan competition, Ningaloo thus scored in the top 10%.

In their recognition the jury of wrote: “We could review an excellent business plan written by a distinguished team of founders, which stands out with his great qualification and longstanding professional experience. The team’s exceptional know-how is complemented by very good partnerships for the new company to be founded. The founding team has highlighted promising approaches, which now have to be proven with concrete collaboration partners and pilot applications. We wish them all the best!”.

We just started & already won a price! WOW! A big “THANK YOU” to all our many supporters!

Ningaloo Biosystems is Nominated at NUK’s 24th Business Plan Contest!


Cologne, 09 Apr 2020 – Our first participation in a business plan competition is a big success in our eyes: After two rounds of evaluation by several business experts, the startup network and support organization NUK (Neues Unternehmertum Koeln) has nominated us among the best 8 (of 43) teams for the grand finale on May 6th 2020, 7 pm German time.

Due the Coronavirus pandemic, this event takes place in an online format, giving you the possibility to register and join online – and to vote for us for the Audience Award!

We are thrilled about the opportunity to present our business concept to a wider public, and wish the other contestants and their exciting business ideas all the best!