As of April 2020, we will be part of the “Young Innovators” funding program of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg. This will enable us to realise the technology transfer while benefiting from the resources of the University of Stuttgart.
Beginning of the year we moved to our new office in the CODE_n community at:
As a result, we are not available through the University phone numbers (starting with 0711-685-) anymore. However, you can still reach us through e-mail and the mobile phone numbers!
The last major release of this year upgrades PICLas to Version 1.5.0. The update includes many features such as the calculation of magnetic fields by coils and permanent magnets, a detailed modelling of reactive surfaces as well as several performance and usability optimisations. A complete list of the changes is given on GitHub. Finally, the boltzplatz team wishes you happy holidays!
Since the beginning of September 2019, boltzplatz is a member of the European Society of Thin Films (EFDS). This will allow us to take part in the several working groups and connect with companies and research institutes in the vacuum coating industry.
In the time frame April 2019 up to March 2020, boltzplatz will be supported by the EXIST Business Start-up Grant. EXIST is a support programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF).
Since the beginning of November, we are part of the INNOspace®-Network space2motion. It’s a platform for the technology exchange between the space and automotive industry. We are looking forward to future collaborations!