From research idea to 70 people startup – How flexible conveyors from Bremen change warehouse automation

Dr. Thamer is an entrepreneur, researcher, designer, and now a CEO of a small enterprise born and raised in Bremen, Cellumation GmbH.  The company develops and builds flexible and intelligent conveyor technology for production & logistics. They reimagine and optimize material flow systems for improved intralogistics.

The company designed a new conveyor technology based on reorienting and re-evaluating the movement of robots.  Since 2017, the team at Cellumation is convinced that the power of beautiful and disruptive engineering can lead to a new and better efficient level of technological development which they incorporate into their products.

Dr. Thamer will provide the audience on the insights of an entrepreneur, starting his company with co-founders, applying for and running initial validation under the EXIST program (a BMBF funding mechanism for university researchers to commercialize ideas), and the growth of the company.  He will explore several of the challenges entrepreneurs and early-stage companies face from inception to early sales.  This talk will open your eyes to commercializing research, the opportunities for researchers to take risks in commercialization, and to think about the potential challenges and rewards of building your own path.

About the Presenter:

Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Thamer earned his PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Logistics Automation while serving as Head of Department for Robotics and Automation at the University of Bremen’s BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH, where he was in charge of an interdisciplinary and international development department. He has gained experience in the areas of project acquisition and management of applied research and development projects in various positions as a trained computer scientist and business economist. He was also in charge of the department’s strategic direction at BIBA.

In der Regel sind die Vorträge Teil von Lehrveranstaltungsreihen der Universität Bremen und nicht frei zugänglich. Bei Interesse wird um Rücksprache mit dem Sekretariat unter sek-ric(at)dfki.de gebeten.

last updated 31.03.2023
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