We won! madebymade is the winner of the Best Innovative Practice 2022 in Bioeconomy. We thank the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ) for this award. We are thus also part of the EU’s BRANCHES network as one of 50 best practices across Europe. You can find our abstract with information about madebymade here. We are looking forward to future joint networking and to spreading our innovative technology in Europe.

The SPD member of parliament from the Leipzig district, Franziska Mascheck, visited our insect breeding facility last Friday together with Dr. Martin Rosemann, SPD spokesman for labor and social affairs, and Daniela Kolbe, deputy chairwoman of the DGB Saxony. Dr. Martin Rosemann, visited companies of different types throughout Germany last week, those that are currently facing and will face major challenges in the future, those that are affected by structural change, and also those that offer innovative solutions. madebymade combines these topics: in the former lignite area of Central Germany, proteins are produced in a circular economy, which address the future protein shortage. During the joint lunch, CEO and founder Dr. Jonas Finck explained the path of madebymade from its founding in 2017 until today and the special features of the black soldier fly. Afterwards, the insect breeding facility was visited and all individual production steps were explained. Martin Rosemann, Franziska Maschek and Daniela Kolbe were very interested in the industrial insect breeding, there was a lively exchange from the beginning, which continued during the tour of the production. The madebymade team thanks for the visit and the friendly exchange

Join our BSF Breeders Summer Camp! This year’s Insects to Feed the World Conference has shown how important it is, to get together to share experience and thoughts. Therefore we want to use the momentum and bring together black soldier fly breeders from all over Europe for a first “BSF Breeders Summer Camp”. As the BSF breeder community is constantly growing, it just makes perfectly sense to us to gather, communicate and join forces. Therefore we invite European BSF breeders to our first 2-day Summer Camp – and you can take it literately: Bring your tent as this will be a classic setting on the premises of madebymade in Pegau, Saxony DE: Outdoor BBQ, camp fire and shared bath-rooms…
On Saturday 30th of July we will come together for a workshop to collect thoughts on how we can strengthen the European BSF breeder’s community and to elaborate further potential of the Fly. Are you a BSF breeder from Europe and want to join in? Then go ahead and send us a confirmative Mail to: bsf-summercamp@gmx.de 
It’s “First come first serve” on our 25 camp-tickets!
In the upcoming days we’ll share further info on the event via mail.

Happy Birthday to the 30th anniversary of the EU LIFE program! We are grateful to be part of this network and this impactful program. Thank you for visiting us, Ms. Pfirrmann and Milina Schumannova from CINEA. Our LIFE team Jonas, Charlott, Kai and Mathias showed the huge progress of our Waste2protein project. We are looking forward to the next visit!

On May 30th, the LIFE Awards will be presented to 12 finalists. The LIFE Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of nature conservation, environment and climate protection. There are four nominated LIFE projects per category. Register at the following link to participate in the hybrid ceremony.

Andreas Fuhrich describes in his article in Trend Report the special abilities of our black soldier flies. As larvae they consume several times their own body weight, as an adult fly they do not need any food at all. As an alternative to conventional protein sources, our fly is definitely more than a sustainable feed. We are very pleased that our production in the Waste2Protein project is supported by the EU LIFE environmental program.

We are pleased to give a lecture at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle on February 16th. Managing Director Dr. Jonas Finck will give the online lecture Waste2Protein – Upcycling with Insects from 15.00 – 16.30h. Twice a year, the art academy organizes the “BURG Session” during the lecture-free period. It offers a week of interdisciplinary events for students and staff from the fields of art and design as well as related scientific fields. These sessions thrive on diversity, offer new perspectives and create space for exchange. Be part of it!

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!

Come meet madebymade! Founder Jonas Finck will be at the EU Stand tomorrow morning, and hold a presentation of LIFE Waste2Protein at 3.55 in the South Hall of the Rimini Expo Centre too. Furthermore, Jonas will pitch on Thursday at 3pm in the green blue circular economy pitch session.
We are excited to be there, connecting with companies that are driven by environmental change and new models of circular and regenerative economy, like we are.

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”.