Co-Founder and CEO at Hyperganic Technologies AG
Lin Kayser is a German serial entrepreneur based in Munich. As founder and CEO of Hyperganic Technologies AG, a software startup, he is reimagining how we build things in a world of 3D printing and synthetic biology.
Lin’s research and investment company, COGLOBO GmbH, focuses on disruptive technologies in the field of robotics and new manufacturing methods. Through a non-profit foundation he established in 2011, the Kayser Forum for Sustainability, he raises awareness for environmental issues.
Lin began his career in 1994 at ARADEX, a German startup in the industrial automation space. With his first company, IRIDAS, for a decade, he helped drive the digital transformation of the film industry in Hollywood. IRIDAS was acquired by Adobe in 2011.
The number one challenge facing 3D printing doesn’t stem from the technology itself. But from the human mindset and from how we understand the design process as a whole. Engineers lack the training to take advantage of 3D printing’s unique potential, and the traditional mantra of reducing objects to their simplest form is completely counter to the capabilities of this new manufacturing process.