Naotilus receives EXIST founder grant

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Great news at Start-up Team NAOTILUS, which is currently participating in Batch #6 of our Start-up Certificate Program. The Start-up League team was able to secure the funding decision from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and is funded by an EXIST-Gründerstipendium starting in February 2022. The SCE is happy for the founders, their mentor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simon Schramm from the Faculty 04, their coach Jana Hollmann and all other supporters of the SCE.

The Naotilus team consists of Rupert Wieser, Mona Diesmann and Marc Hager. They are currently developing NAOTILUS NAO, which is an innovative modular expandable platform for collaborative technical operation management of district heating systems. They enable engineers and technicians without programming skills to expand the platform as needed and to implement complex operational data evaluations for which, without Naotilus, IT specialists would be required. Users of the platform can use algorithms developed specifically for district heating to monitor the performance and condition of their system components automatically and in real time, and optimize them if necessary. The maintenance and optimization of district heating systems is a cost-driving business process. With NAOTILUS NAO, district heating utilities increase the performance of their systems, maximize supply reliability, and permanently improve the quality of maintenance.

"We are very excited about the upcoming time as full-time founders and are grateful to get the opportunity to contribute to more sustainability and efficiency in energy supply. Not only do we want to create a successful startup, but we also want to contribute to society as a whole to solve one of the most important issues of our generation: the climate crisis. Our special thanks go to our mentor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simon Schramm, our start-up coach Jana Hollmann and all other supporters who helped us to get closer to our goals. - Team Naotilus

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