Motivating start into 2022

Germany's Top 50 startups 2021

Polytives is one in Germany's TOP 50 startups – again

In 2021, our company once again represented the Free State of Thuringia on the list of Germany’s 50 most successful startups. Together with three other companies, we have shown that innovative ideas also have development potential and are successful in our region.

For us, the election to Germany’s TOP 50 start-ups is an enthusiastically boost, because it is the 2nd award in a row. It is important to provide networking and investment opportunities to the startup community, but it is even more important to give it time to grow and develop its own ideas and strategies.

For us, our re-election reflects that we have not frozen, we have not rested on our past successes. The ranking reflects the efforts of the last year, the examination of our own ideas and those of our competitors. The fact that we have made it this far shows us that we are on the right track – and with this realization in mind, 2022 will be a great year for all of us.


Innovation award Thuringia 2021

Foto: Steffen Walther

On November 24th we received the special award for young companies of the Thuringian Innovation Award. We are very happy about this great end of the year! The award shows us again that we convince with our innovations, thus motivating us even more!


Expanding the team

Foto: Steffen Walther

In April 2021 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.

Into top 50

Innovationspreisgewinner polytives

of Germany's start-ups 2020

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.

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!

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.