Polytives on MDR Aktuell

Polytives on MDR Aktuell

There is a lot of innovation going on in Central Germany. This was demonstrated not least by the Central German IQ Innovation Award, which was presented in June. But the idea for an innovative application, product or service is only half the battle. For example, other comrades-in-arms have to be found, customers have to be convinced and proof of feasibility has to be provided. What else is often particularly important for startups in order to bring an idea to market maturity? Among other things, MDR Aktuell got to the bottom of this question during a visit to our company.

You can see it in the following article:



(available in the media library until 19.09., 7 p.m.)

With Dr. Merle Fuchs, someone who must know from more than 20 years of experience also gives an insight into the subject.

If that is not enough reason to take a look: of course, there is also a short insight into the laboratory of Polytives GmbH. And thus into the heart of our company.



JenaTV at Polytives

JenaTV at Polytives

JenaTV was a guest in our “hallowed halls”. We answered a lot of questions about our additives, our business model, how it all started and also what it was like to win the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany (that was pretty great!).

All in all, this gave us a nice insight into our work:


Because, of course, having an innovative idea is not everything. That’s why we work at full speed every day to ensure that our additives become even better, that we understand customer requirements ever more comprehensively, and that we overcome all the hurdles that the planned market launch entails. A strong team is essential for this.

And it’s great to have as much regional support and interest as we are currently enjoying. Because we also have a lot planned for the second half of this year!


IQ Innovation award Middle Germany 2020

Innovationspreisgewinner polytives

IQ Innovation award 2020 goes to Polytives

On June 25, 2020, it was finally decided. The winners of this year’s IQ Innovation Award Central Germany.

And what can we say: We did it! We have won! We came in first place in our “Chemistry/Plastics” cluster at the IQ Innovation Award. We can hardly say how happy we are about this award!

To be honored with the first prize in this large-scale competition and with such strong competitors makes us proud. This strong competition does not only include our “cluster colleagues”; across all categories, we were thrilled to see what Central Germany presents in terms of innovative strength. And, of course, such an award motivates the whole team to keep at it.

As if that wasn’t reason enough to be excited, we were also able to convince in the overall ranking of the IQ Innovation Award 2020. We came in second place in this competition. Amazing!

Such an award not only creates visibility for our innovation, it also shows that our enthusiasm is shared. What could give us even(!) more impetus to continue pursuing our vision with full commitment?

Once again, we thank the organizers for this great format and great execution – despite the current adversity. The implementation of the award ceremony was really successful and even without the stage and the subsequent get together, we enjoyed the evening.

As a representative we would like to mention the wonderful Hanka Fischer, who made this competition with her team to what it is: A great platform for innovative ideas and applications from Central Germany. Because do not have to hide under any circumstances and should not be overlooked.


Even if the hurdles may seem (and be) higher than in other competitions: we can only say “It’s worth it!”. So just take heart / take yourselves and participate in the next round of the competition. All in all, you / you can only win!

IQ innovation award winner 2020

winner innovation award middle germany 2020

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!


Founding 2020

Foto: Steffen Walther

In March 2020, the time had finally come. Polytives GmbH was founded to bring the innovative polymer additives to the market. At the same time, still in the EXIST project, the first cooperation partners could be addressed as a company.