2.5 million euros in funding for hydrogen innovations

ionysis GmbH and ReCatalyst selected for funding under the EU's EIC Transition funding program

ionysis, the joint startup of the IMTEK Laboratory for MEMS Applications and Hahn-Schickard, and the Slovenian startup ReCatalyst are being funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) with 2.5 million euros for their joint project to make fuel cells for heavy-duty applications more cost-effective, environmentally friendly and more efficient.

Even before ionysis and ReCatalyst were founded, the founding teams worked closely together scientifically. Since 2020, they have laid the groundworks for EIC Transition through joint publications and mutual research visits at their respective research institutions - the IMTEK of University of Freiburg and Hahn-Schickard for ionysis, and the Slovenian National Institute of Chemistry for ReCatalyst. "We are really pleased that after three years of joint scientific development, we can finally strengthen our collaboration through EIC funding. The collaboration, which in the past was nurtured solely by enthusiasm for each other's research and a shared ambition to drive decarbonization through better, greener and more cost-effective hydrogen technologies, will now be solidified and put on a secure financial footing," says Dr. Matthias Breitwieser, CTO of ionysis. "The scope, content and timing of the funding fit perfectly with the development paths of our young companies. We can now expand our joint development activities and hope to significantly shorten the time to market for our technologies," says Dr. Matija Gatalo, CTO of ReCatalyst. 

Press release

ionysis GmbH