Karlsruhe, 17.10.2019. The start up LightnTec from Karlsruhe, Germany receives a seven
digit funding from the EU program “Horizon 2020”. By means of these resources the
revolutional technology of the company for digital light on foil will be developped further
over a period of two years commencing November 2019. The funds will also be used for
scaling up manufacturing in Karlsruhe.
With the „Digital Wallpaper“ LightnTec developped a unique video-controlled light foil and
took it successfully to the market. The sensor-controlled foils are flexible, ultralight and
suitable for both indoor and outdoor. This intelligent solution is closing a gap between
analogue lighting solutions and high-resolution displays (merging architecture and AV). The
technology enables a wide range of applications in the areas of AV display, lighting and
Human Centric Lighting by digitizing surfaces on ceilings, walls and facades.
Managing director Florian Kall: “We are in the European Champions League”
“Only a very small group of SME with excellent rated projects are getting funding from the
program `Horizon 2020´. We are proud that our disruptive innovation has prevailed. In doing
so, LightnTec belongs to the Champions League of the European start up scene” says Florian
Kall, General Manager and founder of LightnTec.
Managing director Lutz Nehrhoff von Holderberg: “Sustainable development objectives
will be pushed”
“After this delightful decision a thight work program is ahead of us. Our first important goal
is to implement a homogeneous fill factor of each individual light dot on a rollable foil.
Realizing this technology will simplify todays applications and enable new applications and
therefore new markets. Already now numerous international customers and partners fully
rely on our solution.“ explains Lutz Nehrhoff von Holderberg, Managing Director and cofounder of LightnTec.
President of the advisory board Günther Steffen: „Brussel’s recognition gives us great
„We are very delighted by the decision of the European Commission. This enables LightnTec
to complete the innovation, to scale manufacturing and to push marketing. This decision of
the EU is a clear proof point of the exceptional technology and team of LightnTec for the
investors, High-Tech Gründerfonds (www.HTGF.de) from Bonn and BORN2GROW-Seedfonds
(www.Born2Grow.de) from Heilbronn.“, states Günter Steffen, President of the advisory
board of LightnTec.
By means of our sensor controlled, intelligent, flexible, rollable, cutable, thin and ultralight
LED foils we unleash the power of a seamless integretion of your advertisement, Avsolution,
lighting concept and room design in real time – „AI Light 2.0“. We digitalize spaces to actively
guide, inform and entertain by knowing the customers and visitor behaviours. We do it on
ceilings, walls, floors, around pillars and on facades, indoor and outdoor.
AnySize. AnyPlace. AnyShape. Sensing.
LightnTec was founded 2016 and has its head offices in Karlsruhe / Germany