We look back on a successful 2021: our production volumes grew steadily, the team got great additions, finally events again, new contacts and great collaborations were made. We look forward to growing our impact next year. Big goals are coming up and we will do everything we can to realize our 2nd modular insect breeding facility. Many thanks to all supporters of madebymade GmbH. We wish everyone a relaxing holiday season and a good start in 2022.

Our commitment to sustainable development: In the topic of economy we address goals 8 and 9. We create long-term jobs in a rural region. In the first step, we are doing this in the greater Leipzig area in Saxony. In the future, worldwide. We promote innovation with our highly automated plant, because we create a new technology and promote potential and know-how. We are also involved in several research projects, with the Universität Leipzig, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, and the BioZ -Biobasierte Innovation aus Zeitz und Mitteldeutschland alliance. We promote regional economic growth. We strengthen the industry. By producing insects on an industrial scale and implementing further industrial plants

This September, we visited the Impact Festival in Offenbach and met many other initiatives and companies here that, like us, are committed to sustainability. Our flies and our larvae accompanied us. In this video Charlott explains you our all around sustainable concept. Our production steps, our final products and the locations of our next plants, we also discuss. Many thanks to Impact Festival for this contribution!

Yesterday we finally had the opportunity to work together on our team development. We started with a workshop held by Gwendolyn on the topic of gender discrimination in the company. Here we learned about the different ways women are discriminated against, acted out situations and discussed them. Afterwards, we finally conducted the first speedback inspired by Inga, where we got to know each other better and could address positive as well as negative points in our cooperation. At the company breakfast the next day, we were able to reflect on what we had heard and exchange ideas about it. At the same time, both managing directors Jonas and Kai informed us about madebymade’s goals for the coming year. A pleasant culture among all employees is extremely important to us. We actively work on our togetherness and want everyone to feel comfortable in the company.

Why do we breed the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly? They have the special ability to convert residual materials into sustainable products: Insect protein, natural fertilizer and fat. In this picture you can see how fast they can do that. There are only a few hours between the two pictures and they have completely utilized melon and tomato. Ideally suited for our new, sustainable circular economy.

We are pleased to be invited by Bioeconomy e.V. to their industry meeting. Companies from different sectors of the bioeconomy come here to talk and exchange ideas about innovative ideas, emerging business models and expected hurdles. The venue is the German Biomass Research Center gGmbH in Leipzig. As a federal research institution, the DBFZ deals with all questions of material and energetic use of biomass in the context of the bioeconomy, with a focus on applied research and development. At 17.00h, Managing Director Dr. Jonas Finck will give the lecture “Value creation from and with insect biomass”.

To all larvae lovers: we offer a great subscription where you save up to 20%. You determine the time interval, the quantity, and can cancel easily at any time by e-mail. The larvae arrive directly at your doorstep, produced in a regional circular economy! Feed them directly to your pets, there is not a more sustainable snack. Questions about our products? Write our colleague

In the following document, you receive an overview of supported LIFE projects since its beginning in 1992: which sectors play a key role, which projects perform all-round and how much financial support has been given so far. EU policies behind its circular economy approach are decribed and the reinforced focus of LIFE to the topic of circular economy is explained. We are happy to be named as a key example, next to innovative projects like LIFE CEPLAFIB, LIFE GreenShoes4All, LIFE RE-WEE and LIFE-ECOTEX.

Our CEO Kai Hempel is visiting the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) fair in Vienna this week. Here, more than 350 participants from 21 countries will come together to discuss the crucial issues of the future. The main topic of this event is the implementation of the EU Green Deal: Industrial Biotechnology as Business. Under this focus, there will be several speakers and round tables to discuss business models, and technical as well as political challenges. As an innovative and green company, madebymade cannot miss this event. Here we show our sustainable and regionally produced products: Insect protein, natural fertilizer and fat.

We are looking for you! Starting in November for a period of 3 months we offer an extraordinary internship: you will support us in the production of sustainable insect protein. During you internship at madebymade, you will be part of our team and contribute your own ideas. Each intern will have his or her own project for the duration of the internship, which we will work on and carry out together. You will be given responsibility and have a contact person at all times to tackle the innovative topic of insect breeding. We are looking forward to your application to bewerbung@madebymade.eu!