Innovation and research in Frankfurt (Oder) © Matthias Eckert
Creative and forward-looking

Sometimes it is small changes, sometimes everything is rethought - when it comes to innovation, the companies from ODERLAND-SPREE are convincing with a wide range of ideas and concepts for meeting the demands of the future. A dynamic start-up scene, a high willingness to network and cooperate, and a business landscape with outstanding know-how ensure that innovation can take place here with many facets.

From university to your own company

The start-up center of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) is the first point of contact for many founders in ODERLAND-SPREE. Here, ideas are developed together and the foundations for implementation are laid. The fact that the concept is extremely successful is shown by the many innovative companies that once started here with their business idea.

Read more: Innovative start-ups from the Viadrina

CEMEX, as a globally active, innovative company in the Oderland-Spree region, has been meeting the high demands of climate and environmental protection in the cement industry for years. At present, we are concerned with securing the long-term future viability of this important industry at the Rüdersdorf site. The economic development players at the state and municipal level, as well as the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, are important partners for us here.

ALEXANDRA DECKER | CEMEX Deutschland AG, Rüdersdorf near Berlin

Innovative ideas in many industries

Allresist Strausberg

Allresist develops, produces and distributes resists for optical and electron beam lithography as well as the associated process chemicals for the manufacture of electronic components. Its unique selling point is resist development to customer specifications.

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APUS Group Strausberg

APUS stands for sustainable flying, innovative thinking and visionary technical developments - driven by the idea of offering the freedom of emission-free flying. The team consists of highly motivated aerospace engineers who feel responsible for protecting the planet

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Aquacut GmbH Altlandsberg

Water shapes rock: Aquacut draws on this million-year-old natural phenomenon for its innovative waterjet cutting technology. From steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, non-ferrous metals, to plastic, natural stone, glass, foam, wood and composites, virtually all materials are cut without thermal deformation.

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Beer powder from the Neuzelle monastery brewery © Georg Berg/Alamy

Beer powder from Neuzell monastery brewery

Will heavy beer bottles no longer be transported in the future, but only light cans of beer powder to be mixed with water on site? At the Neuzell monastery brewery, intensive research is being carried out on a beer powder that should not compromise on taste, but instead achieve greater sustainability.

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GeoClimaDesign AG

GeoClimaDesign AG produces efficient heating and cooling systems. At the production site in Fürstenwalde/Spree, the innovative BLUEMAT heating and cooling mats are manufactured, whose structure is based on the way the capillaries of the blood vessels of the skin function.

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The company Unicaps from Frankfurt (Oder) is dedicated to the production of sustainable coffee capsules. As an alternative to conventional aluminum capsules, high-quality organic coffee is marketed in garden-compostable capsules without aluminum and conventional plastic.

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RLC packaging Vogelsdorf

RLC produces packaging materials made of paper and cardboard. The company has already won several innovation awards for its creative packaging. Whether for Kellogs or for pharmaceuticals - the 180 employees find the right packaging for all products.

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