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What our founder Kai Hempel actually intended to do after his studies and how this brought him together with Dr. Jonas Finck to our insect farm you’ll hear in this 5-minute podcast by Hartmut Schade in collaboration with MDR . Thank you for this well done work! In addition, there is a handful of information to read. You can also listen to it on Deutschlandradio. We hope you have as much fun listening to this as we did.

The Genial Sächsisch series of articles in the Sächsische Zeitung presents ideas which improve life. Besides natural cosmetics and a cooking robot, the 6th part of the series is dedicated to us, because our regional and resource-saving animal feed production has a sustainable positive impact on the environment. This impact can be repeated as often as desired due to the modular construction of our plant. From Saxony to the whole world! We thank Sven Heitkamp, author of the article, and Sebastian Willnow, photographer of the article, for their efforts.

Last November we won the KfW Award Founding 2020 for the federal state of Saxony. We are very happy about the price and the corresponding n-tv report, which you can watch via this article. In the video you get an insight into our production and our location. Many thanks to KfW Förderbank, Carmen Vallero and Jonas Wrensch for this great contribution.

We would like to thank Eva Piepenbrock, editorial manager of f3 magazine. She visited us at the beginning of this year and published a very readable and exciting article about us including this schematic representation of our modules. Here you can see the individual steps of our production. Insect breeding is very innovative and we see ourselves as pioneers in this field. Therefore we are very happy about this graphic, which shows very clearly what we do and especially how we do it exactly. To explain our production and the individual steps of our work is a complex task, which was mastered with this graphic! Access to the full article at

Valerie from Farmitoo interviewed Kai by phone for this article. Farmitoo reports on news from the agricultural sector, such as companies that offer innovative solutions like us. The article discusses our goals, all of our products, what exactly we do and how we do it. You can read the article here. Thank you so much!

The POWER4BIO project aims at increasing the capacity of regional and local policy makers and stakeholders to strengthen their bioeconomy and to support the emergence of a thriving bio‐based sector. Adequate knowledge and best practice exchange and networking within and among regions, across the EU are therefore aimed at. The cross-visit on the 23rd of june started with a symposium about bioeconomy in Central Germany region on the first day with more than 70 participants, madebymade being a best practice example of bio economy in the region of Central Germany. Between the presentations, the participants were encouraged to interact and to give feedback using an online polling tool.Find out more about the event here.

Are you interested in how working for us looks like? In the following interview with our colleague Charlott from the University of Leipzig, you can read about that and what we expect from applicants*. At the end of last year she started working for us while studying and is now assistant to our managing directors. As a rapidly growing company, we will need active support like this again in the future. We are always open for the supervision of dissertations as well as positions for internships from November this year. Have a look at our job site as to see current information about open positions.

This article by Stefanie Wettmann appeared in the online magazine Start-up Mitteldeutschland. She describes progress and plans of madebymade and also goes into the basic building block of sustainability. Besides the ecological impact, the author also describes our influence on a social level, as we are creating new jobs in the region and will create many more. There are employees who come to work by bicycle, and others who move here for work.

Editor of f3 Magazine Eva Piepenbrock came to visit us for a day. We are very happy About the resulting article from which you can read an extract here. The hutch Concept for insects created by Kai and Jonas and the single steps needed for the production are described here. madebymade is one of the only companies in Germany, which plans to breed insects on an industrial scale.

This article is the second in a short series on how to apply for LIFE Funding. EU LIFE is a great support to a Projects which aim at reducing the environmental Impact like ours. There is a variety of funds available for topics such as nature conservation, biodiversity, climate action and resource efficiency. Founder Kai Hempel was happy to share his experiences and advices in this interview. Hopefully, future applicants are supported in this way. Read the full article here.