Marius Gerdes most recently completed his M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He gained experience abroad early on through a nine-year stay in Norway. He decided to return to Germany for his mechanical engineering studies. During this time, he became intensively involved with additive manufacturing. He had the opportunity to learn about the chances and risks for start-ups during his work as a student trainee at the start-up Apium Additive Technologies GmbH. Here he was involved in research and development of hardware and software. He also worked for the company as a consultant at home and abroad. With his Master’s thesis, he shifted his focus to neurology and related medical technologies. In this context, he developed a patented concept for EEG electrodes from the idea to the application.