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An alternative and sustainable source of protein
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An alternative and sustainable source of protein

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!
Integration of the pilot plant
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Integration of the pilot plant

Nothing to see: until recently our pilot plant was located here on an area of 400m². It is now completely integrated into our large plant. On this 400m², our managing directors Kai Hempel and Dr. Jonas Finck have continuously built and improved the concept of madebymade over the last two years. Our first investors from Leipzig Golzern Holding
Progress in module reproduction
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Progress in module reproduction

Our reproduction module is making progress: the first container here is already inhabited. Little by little, the other containers are also being processed so that our flies feel comfortable here. In this module a certain temperature is very important to create a pleasant environment for the black soldier flies, which originally come from rather tropical
Starting your career in Saxony: Interview with madebymade
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Starting your career in Saxony: Interview with madebymade

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.
Interior work of our module Reproduction
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Interior work of our module Reproduction

The construction of our modular plant is extremely complex: each one of our modules requires a different number of containers. Even within one module it might happen that containers have different requirements. This picture shows one of our reproduction containers, where the interior is worked on. As many of our processes are completely new developments,
This is madebymade!
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This is madebymade!

madebymade is in the construction phase of a modular and scalable insect breeding plant. This requires a convincing concept and a team which stands behind it. This year we have added some new employees and welcomed our first interns as well. We are happy to attract and inspire curious people from different areas. A lot
Our first joint Team photo!
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Our first joint Team photo!

The whole madebymade team! madebymade not only attracts people from the region, such as Marina, who travels here by bicycle. Also people from far away take the way, like Jan, who moved here from Lake Constance. Our team is characterized by the fact that every employee is motivated to make the world a better place
It’s humming in Pegau – madebymade constructs plants
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It’s humming in Pegau – madebymade constructs plants

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
A hutch for insects
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A hutch for insects

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
Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, experiences
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Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, experiences

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
Home Office during COVID-19
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Home Office during COVID-19

We are lucky that despite COVID-19 we are not too restricted and are able to work. A great part of our Team which usually works in the office is able to work from home. Meanwhile, the construction phase is getting more and more exciting. Video Chat is an important measure to connect in These times,
madebymade at the Career start fair 2020
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madebymade at the Career start fair 2020

We had our own booth at the Career start fair in Dresden where we showed our sustainable products and met curiuos students. Our Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer, was also quite curious and took a close look at maggots and their egg deposits. Furthermore, both founders of madebymade answered all questions about opportunities with us. Students
Offering the world a solution that works economically
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Offering the world a solution that works economically

We are pleased to appear in the IHK annual report “Vision for the Region” as a company from the economic Region Leipzig. Our focus, which is far greater than just Saxony, is made very clear here: “The plant we are developing here in Thesau, we also want to implement in other regions – in Germany
“Insect producers” awarded
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“Insect producers” awarded

madebymade won the 2019 Agricultural & Nutritional Ideas Competition. The concept for the production of sustainable protein meal convinced the jury. Particularly committed and successful young talents are the ones Chosen to receive an award here. Under the guiding principle of “Banking for Food”, forward-looking projects that address the issues of more efficient use of
madebymade informs about the enormous potential of our insects in Santo Domingo
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madebymade informs about the enormous potential of our insects in Santo Domingo

From June 4 to 6, the International Scientific Congress on Waste Management was held at the University Federico Henríquez y Carvajal (UFHEC) in Santo Domingo, where Managing Director Dr. Jonas Finck gave a lecture. In his presentation “The potential of insects as decomposers in the recycling industry” he informed about the enormous potential of the
madebymade wins Best Bio-based Business Award 2017
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madebymade wins Best Bio-based Business Award 2017

Our sustainable business idea won the founders’ competition of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Prof. Pinkwart, former director of HHL and Julia Busch-Casler, former research assistant at the Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, are standing next to our managing director Kai Hempel. HHL is the project coordinator of an innovative project to