Young Innovators Young Innovators March 28, 2020

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.

Move to the CODE_n Community January 12, 2020

Beginning of the year we moved to our new office in the CODE_n community at:

Schelmenwasenstr. 34
70567 Stuttgart

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!

Happy Holidays! Major Release 1.5.0 – Happy Holidays December 23, 2019

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!

Membership European Society of Thin Films (EFDS) September 11, 2019

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.

Applications: Electromagnetics & Space June 9, 2019

To give you an idea of our capabilities in the field of hypersonic flow simulation and electromagnetic interaction, we summarized some of our previous work as PhD students:

3D Simulations of Gyrotron Resonator Devices

Flow Simulation of Atmospheric Entry at Titan

EXIST Business Start-up Grant March 23, 2019

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).

PICLas Logo PICLas is open-source December 4, 2018

PICLas, the multi-purpose plasma dynamics code, was released under the GNU General Public License v3.0 on If you are interested in an application of the code and require technical support, additional physical modelling and/or specific extensions, make sure to contact us!

INNOspace®-Network space2motion November 18, 2018

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!

Upcoming visit of the innolution valley November 13, 2018

Thanks to the TTI GmbH and M.Tech Accelerator, we were invited to participate at the innolution valley in Ludwigsburg – an innovation and start-up festival. If you are also there, make sure to drop by at our booth #2-154-53. See you there!

Visit of the new.New Festival October 17, 2018

As part of the M.Tech Accelerator, we were able to participate at the new.New Festival in Stuttgart. Besides the pitch, many opportunities arose to network with fellow start-ups and industry partners. Image: Asim (left) and Stephen (right) in front our booth.