LightnTec GmbH, a Karlsruhe, Germany-based developer and manufacturer of digital light and illumination on thin film for innovative indoor and outdoor advertising spaces as well as digital lighting systems, completed an additional seven-figure financing round.
Backers included Born2Grow Seedfonds – a subsidiary of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn (ZFHN) – and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).
The company intends to use the funds to implement its growth goals.
February 2016 by Florian Kall, LightnTec has developed a patent-protected technique for digital light with animated content to be played back on ultra-thin thermoplastics over a large area – much like an oversized television. Ultra-thin plastic films are coated from roll to roll with a matrix of tracks and fitted with LEDs, ensuring digital light is possible in nearly every required size. The technology, which provides a brightness of up to 5,000 candela per square metre, also offers wide-ranging application potential in the fields of audio/video, digitally controllable and illuminating surfaces on ceilings, walls, roof linings, cladding and façades.
The film can be tailored to any shape, including circular and triangular shapes.
The team also includes Lutz Nehrhoff von Holderberg (CSO), Manuel Hübner and Peter Wöschler.