About UpNano

Technology leaders in high-resolution 3D printing

UpNano operates as a comprehensive system provider specializing in high-resolution 3D printing solutions. Our portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of development, production, and manufacturing of cutting-edge printing systems. Alongside the corresponding operating software and printing resins, UpNano offers printing materials and accessories optimized for the process.

About us

Located in Vienna, Austria, UpNano stands as a pioneering high-tech enterprise, dedicated to the advancement, manufacturing, and commercialization of high-resolution 3D printers. Our innovative systems are built upon the revolutionary 2-photon-polymerization technology, setting new benchmarks in both speed and resolution, achieving astonishing detail down to 0.2 µm.

At UpNano, our mission is to provide clients with a comprehensive solution, encompassing state-of-the-art hardware, sophisticated and user-friendly software, and optimized printing resins. This holistic approach enables the fabrication of polymeric microparts with unparalleled precision, alongside the unique capability of bioprinting in a native cell environment.

Utilizing UpNano’s cutting-edge technology unlocks a universe of possibilities, allowing for the production of objects ranging from the sub-micrometer scale to the centimeter range, with heights of up to 40 mm. Our systems deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy, enabling industries to accomplish manufacturing feats that were previously out of reach.

Team of founders

The founding team around industry-experienced CEO Bernhard Küenburg can look back on more than ten years of experience in the field of multiphoton polymerization. CTO Peter Gruber and CSO Aleksandr Ovsianikov, with their extensive research background at TU Wien, have pioneered the development of multiple generations of high-resolution 3D printing systems. COO Denise Hirner joined the founding team with a background in materials and applications, utilizing the developed systems for lab-on-a-chip applications. Research focus and one of today’s unique selling points of the NanoOne printing platform is high-resolution bioprinting – 3D printing with living cells and thereby facilitating the combination of polymer material and cell research. All of this is made possible by the unmatched speed and technology of the system.

Our management team

2PP-3D printing has been transitioned from research labs to an industrially deployed tool for manufacturing polymeric micro-components by the unmatched printing speed, revolutionizing manufacturing possibilities across industries such as med-tech, optics, and consumer electronics.

Since its founding in 2018, we have successfully built a globally operating high-tech company with the help of highly qualified employees from diverse educational backgrounds. As a globally operating company headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with a branch office in Boston, United States, we have installed systems at renowned industry leaders and leading research institutions from the West Coast of the United States to Australia.

In high-resolution 3D printing, the interplay between hardware, software, and resins has been and continues to be the key to producing reproducible and scalable micro-components. This concept has been reflected in our company structure and product portfolio from the very beginning. Despite this complexity, UpNano is a scalable company that invests more than 30% of its annual revenue in the development of new technology each year, in line with the company’s vision to establish high-resolution 3D printing based on two-photon polymerization as an industrial manufacturing method.

Core values of UpNano

Our team, our people are our
greatest asset. We use synergies between different skills and personalities, and keep an open, trustful and respectful climate.

Innovation is at the heart of UpNano and the power behind novel solutions and technology. It keeps pushing the boundaries of our technical capabilities.

In order to cope with the extremely fast changing environment in today’s world, flexibility is an ultimate success factor.

Passion is necessary to achieve great goals, to perform above the average and build sustainable success.

Staying in close contact with our customers, listening to their needs and communicating with them at eye level allows us to develop solutions of commercial value.

Statement from the CEO

Bernhard Küenburg, CEO and Co-founder

“Join us on an exhilarating journey through the world of UpNano, where passion meets expertise to drive innovation in 2PP-3D printing. With an exceptional team at our core, we’ve swiftly risen to prominence, forging partnerships globally and delivering cutting-edge technology that pushes the boundaries of high-resolution 3D printing. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and belief in the superiority of 2PP technology sets us apart, offering unparalleled support for scientific and commercial projects. Discover the limitless possibilities of our technology, from precise microfabrication to groundbreaking scalability, and experience firsthand the future of manufacturing at our application labs in Vienna or Cambridge. Welcome to UpNano – where imagination meets reality.”

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Welcome to our website, and THANK YOU for joining us on this journey.

As the CEO and one of the co-founders of UpNano, it gives me immense pleasure to offer you a glimpse into our world.

First and foremost, I want to emphasize that UpNano thrives on the expertise and dedication of an exceptional team of passionate experts. It’s this remarkable team that has propelled us to become a key player in the field of 2PP-3D printing within just five years! It’s this same team that has forged partnerships with leading universities and companies worldwide, collaborating with them as peers. With our dedicated team, we aim to deliver cutting edge 2PP technology, providing unparalleled support for your scientific and commercial micro and nanofabrication projects. We’re committed to collaborating closely with you, providing support at every stage of the process.

“At UpNano, excellence is not just a goal – it’s our standard. And we’re thrilled to have you on board as we continue to push the boundaries of high-resolution 3D printing.”

We strongly believe in the superiority of 2PP technology. Among all 3D printing technologies, we firmly believe that two-photon polymerization stands out as the most precise, flexible and reliable option. Just consider its incredible volume coverage, spanning from 400 nm3 to 40 mm3 – a range exceeding 15 logarithmic steps! To put it into perspective, a typical high-quality SLA printer covers a volume range of 6 to 7 log steps. Our 2PP systems encompass a volume range a billion times larger than that of average 3D printers – a fact that truly stretches the limits of imagination.

The unrivaled speed of our print technology isn’t just groundbreaking for prototyping; it opens the door to scaling up and commercially manufacturing of high-precision micro-components. While other technologies struggle to achieve industry standard CP values above 1.5, we effortlessly reach CP values of 15 and beyond within similar print times. And when others grapple with the mechanical properties of their materials, we’ve pioneered methods for adapting standard ISO tests to the micro universe. At UpNano, we understand the exacting standards of manufacturing, and we’re fully equipped to deliver.

We look forward to hearing from you and inviting you to visit our application labs in our headquarters in Vienna (Austria) or in our US subsidiary in Cambridge (MA).

Sincerely, Bernhard Küenburg

Our success story

Spin-off company from the Department of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien, Austria.

After the company’s founding, the three models of the NanoOne platform were launched in the following years.

After a successful launch in Europe, UpNano US Inc., the US subsidiary, was established and opened an office in Boston.

Exciting new products will complete our portfolio and signify the decisive move into industrial production of polymeric microparts.

Scientific advisory board

Aleksandr Ovsianikov

CSO | Founder

Heinz Redl

Cell and Tissue Pioneer

James Yoo

Professor at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

David K. Leigh

Director of the Center of Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation University of Texas

Arseniy Kuznetsov

Director of Optics and Electronics Division at A*STAR IMRE

Partnerships & consortiums

TU Wien

Exclusive licensee from TU Wien and numerous scientific collaborations over the years

Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration

Member of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration since 2019

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute

Research partner exploring a diverse range of biological applications in the field of tissue regeneration

Member of EPIC

Member of the European Photonics Industry Consortium since 2020

FFG

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria.

Vienna Business Agency
Austria Wirtschafts Service
IraSME

Member of the 3 IraSME funded research consortia since 2022

Vaporshine

Development of a compact hydrogen contamination sensor for e-fuel quality control

Award-winning company

  • 3D PRINTERS
  • RESINS
  • SOFTWARE