Hello world!

In March 2020, the time had finally come. Polytives was founded to bring innovative polymer additives to the market. A big step through which we almost forgot what else was going on in March 2020.

IQ Innovation Award

We have won the cluster “Chemistry / Plastics” of the IQ Innovation Award and made a fantastic 2nd place in the overall ranking! We are very pleased about this honor!


At this year’s ThEx AWARD we were awarded 1st prize in the “Idea Creator” category. That makes us incredibly happy and proud.  The happy end of 2020!

Into top 50

With the beginning of 2021 Polytives was voted into the world of Germany’s top 50 startups. Here we ranked no. 15. Together with two other companies from Jena, we represent the innovation potential of our hometown.

Expanding the team

In April we double our manpower, so our team consists of eight creative and motivated heads. Time flies while we roll out our marketing strategy. Our first product is entering the piloting phase by the end of the year.

Investor Days

At this event of presenting and networking between investors, stakeholders and the startup community we won the prize for the best pitch. Apart from that we enjoyed the talks and atmosphere deeply. We hope to come back next year. See you 2022!


Oliver Eckardt

Founder & CEO

Viktoria Rothleitner

Founder & CEO

Oliver Guntner

Quality Assurance

Dr. Frances Stöckner

Head of R&D

Frank Seiler

Executive Assistant