Saving energy in plastics production

The founding team of Polytives GmbH (from left): Oliver Eckardt, Viktoria Rothle
The founding team of Polytives GmbH (from left): Oliver Eckardt, Viktoria Rothleitner and Felix Schacher. Image: Susann Nürnberger
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Polytives GmbH, a plastics technology company spun off from the University of Jena in 2020, was awarded second place in the prestigious Lothar Späth Award on 16 November. The prize honours cooperation partnerships between companies and research institutions and is endowed with a total of 100,000 euros - the Jena team receives 30,000 euros. The award recognises the cooperation partnership between the working group of Felix Schacher from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Jena and the co-founders of Polytives, Oliver Eckardt and Viktoria Rothleitner. The award recognises both the practical research results that lead to practical applications and, indirectly, the university’s support