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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Lithoz specializes in the development and production of materials and additive manufacturing systems for 3D printing high-performance ceramics.

The interdisciplinary collaboration of specialists in the fields mechanical engineering, process engineering and chemistry has led to the development of a manufacturing system, which allows the production of ceramics suited for industrial and medical use.

This Austrian-based system is specifically intended for the production of highly precise and complex applications. The produced components meet the high demands of density, stability and precision that the ceramics industry and ceramic research requires.

Lithoz’ in-house specialists possess expert knowledge concerning the entire manufacturing process of ceramics. The company offers its customers professional consultations as well as customer-specific solutions along the entire value chain.

 

 

The constant improvement of our products and services are an integral part of Lithoz’ business model. It is through the collaboration with various research facilities and the lively exchange with our customers that we can steadily improve on our range of services and perfectly adapt to our customers’ quality requirements.

We also readily support our customers in the realization of national and international research projects.

 

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO
Dr. Johannes Benedikt, CTO

Many years of research at the Vienna University of Technology equipped Dr. Johannes Homa and Dr. Johannes Benedikt with extensive technical knowledge of additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics. In 2011 they founded Lithoz GmbH as a spin-off from the TU Vienna.

Dr. Benedikt and Dr. Homa have had many publications and are co-inventors of a number of patents in the field of additive manufacturing. In addition to their role in the company, they have both been active as lecturers in various educational establishments and universities since 2006.

AWARDS

Vienna Start-Up Award 2015

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Nomination for Lithoz

 

The Vienna Start-up Award is a commendation awarded by the Vienna Business Agency. It is meant to highlight the achievements and potential of young entrepreneurs and start-ups in Vienna and is presented in four categories.

Lithoz was able to obtain a standing among the top three companies in the category “rising star”. The “rising star” award is given to young enterprises which are fortunate enough to present economic success just shortly after their formation.

Golden-Pixel Award 2013

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2nd place for LCM technology

 

The Houska Award is Austria’s biggest private research award and has been presented by the renowned private foundation B&C since 2005. In 2013 the Vienna University of Technology was awarded 2nd place for their research project concerning 3D printers for ceramic high-performance materials.

The team surrounding Dr. Jürgen Stampfl of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology was able to impress the jury with their novel LCM technology, a project that Dr. Johannes Homa and Dr. Johannes Benedikt were significantly involved in.

 

Houskapreis 2013

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2nd place for LCM technology

 

The Houska Award is Austria’s biggest private research award and has been presented by the renowned private foundation B&C since 2005. In 2013 the Vienna University of Technology was awarded 2nd place for their research project concerning 3D printers for ceramic high-performance materials.

The team surrounding Dr. Jürgen Stampfl of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology was able to impress the jury with their novel LCM technology, a project that Dr. Johannes Homa and Dr. Johannes Benedikt were significantly involved in.

Mercur 2012

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1st place for Lithoz in the category ICT/Technology

 

In 2012 Lithoz won 1st place in the category ICT/Technology. The Mercur prize is the Award for Innovation presented by the Viennese Economic Chambers. The ceremony was held for the 25th time in 2012 and the submitted projects were assessed by the Institute for Industrial Science (IWI).

RIZ GENIUS Ideenwettbewerb 2011

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3rd place for Lithoz

 

Der RIZ GENIUS Ideen- und Gründerpreis ist ein Wettbewerb mit dem Ziel, neue, kreative und umsetzbare Geschäftsideen für Produkte, Dienstleistungen, Verfahren oder Geschäftsmodelle für die heimische Wirtschaft auszuzeichnen. Lithoz (vormals Homa & Co. KG) erzielte beim Ideenwettbewerb 2011 den 3. Platz.

Exportpreis 2017

Exportpreis for Lithoz

The Export Award Austria in the category business and trade was presented to Lithoz by Dr. Harald Mahrer, Austria’s federal minister of research & development and president of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Dr. Christoph Leitl. This prestigious annual award is given to domestic enterprises for their extraordinary success and commitment on transnational non-domestic markets.

Crescendo 2014

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1st place for Lithoz in the category “On the Rise”

The Crescendo Award, a commendation by the Viennese Economic Chambers, acknowledges outstanding economic performances and entrepreneurial individuals. The category “On the Rise” honors companies which are especially successful in realizing the idea of a thriving enterprise.

European Business Awards 2013/2014

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Lithoz is elected National Champion

Within over 15.000 companies, Lithoz was selected as one of Europe´s brightest businesses actively demonstrating the core principles of the European Business Awards: success, innovation and ethics. The company was elected one of the 12 national champions in Austria.

Econovius 2013

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Nomination for Lithoz

On March 13th, 2013 Mr.Reinhold Mitterlehner, the Minister of Economic Affairs will present the Austrian National Award for Innovation 2013. Within this ceremony a special prize, the ECONOVIUS, will be given to the most innovative small and medium-sized Company (SME). Lithoz is nominated for this award together with 4 other companies.

GEWINN 2012

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2nd place for Lithoz in the category “Start-Up Entrepreneur 2012”

Lithoz was awarded the 2nd place in the category “Start-Up Entrepreneur 2012”. The entrepreneur competition, held by the business magazine GEWINN, annually decorates the top entrepreneurs with the award.

i2b Businessplan-Wettbewerb 2011

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2nd place for Lithoz

In the course of the 11th Business Plan Competition, the top business plans of the year were awarded prizes amounting to 150 000 euros. Of the 353 submitted business plans, 11 were commended by the Erste Bank during the award ceremony in December 2011. Lithoz’ (formerly Homa & Co.) business plan secured 2nd place in the competition.

Austria’s Born Global Champions Award 2017

Austria’s Born Global Champions Award for Lithoz

The Austria’s Born Global Champions Award honours fresh and dynamic young enterprises and their outstanding contribution to the internationalization of the Austrian economy.

EuroMold Award 2012

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The Austria’s Born Global Champions Award was received the same day which honours fresh and dynamic young enterprises and their outstanding contribution to the internationalization of the Austrian economy.

 

Phönix Award 2013

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Lithoz is titled best Austrian spin-off

Lithoz was awarded the “Phönix” 2013 as the best spin-off enterprise within Austria. The “Phönix” award was created by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy to highlight the significant linkage that exists between economy and science.

Hidden Champion Award 3.0 2014

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Award for Lithoz

Lithoz received the “Hidden Champion” award which, in addition to honoring leadership in innovation and technology, recognizes outstanding contributions to the Austrian export economy.

GEWINN 2012

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1st place for Lithoz in the category “Idea of the Year”

As part of the entrepreneur award ceremony held by GEWINN magazine, Lithoz was awarded the 1st place in the category “Idea of the Year”. The business magazine GEWINN awards the prize in five categories: Hightech, Export, IT/E-Commerce, Environment and Idea of the Year.

Inits Award 2011

1st place for Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Dr. Johanner Benedikt, CTO of Lithoz, was awarded 1st place in the INiTS Awards 2011. His PhD thesis “Additive Manufacturing Technologies of ceramic parts for dental applications” won over the distinguished members of the jury. The INiTS Award honors innovative scientific papers that show promising economic adaptability.

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