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Lilium GmbH is a Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service


Lilium GmbH is a Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service. To give wings to its vision of a world where anyone can fly anywhere, anytime, it has designed and prototyped a brand new form of aircraft that will enable it to deliver journeys that are four times faster than a taxi, yet competitive in price. Manufacturing and operating the Lilium Jet, a five-seater, fully-electric aircraft that can take-off and land vertically (eVTOL), will enable it to address a trillion-dollar market opportunity that will not only change the way people choose to live and travel but will also connect communities at a fraction of the cost of conventional high-speed infrastructure such as road and rail. Co-founded in 2015 by four visionary founders, Daniel Wiegand (CEO), Sebastian Born, Matthias Meiner and Patrick Nathen, the company has attracted more than $100m in funding from world-class investors such as Atomico, Tencent, LGT and Obvious Ventures and now employs more than 300 people. Find out more at, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram

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Wessling, Germany
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Electric, Flying & Autonomous Vehicles
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Lilium Aviation is an aircraft company that is looking to revolutionize urban travel. It is designing and developing the Lilium Jet, a small passenger aircraft that is entirely electric, fast, and quiet, and which can be used to travel up to 300km in an hour. The vision is for this to be used to connect suburbs to cities and to allow for extremely fast and convenient intercity travel for the public – also reducing traffic and carbon emissions. Lilium Aviation, based in Munich, Germany, was established in 2015 by its co-founders, Matthias Meiner, Patrick Nathen, Sebastian Born, and Daniel Wiegand. It has received more than $100 million USD from investment partners including Atomico, Tencent, LGT, Obvious Ventures, and Friegeist. It has won a number of industry, business, and technology awards, including the FT Boldness in Business Award in 2019, a Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year in 2018, and an Early Stage Company of the Year Award in 2017, demonstrating how quickly the business has become a major innovator. As of May 2019, Lilium Aviation has created its five-seater Lilium Jet and plans to have it fully operational and available for public use in cities around the world in 2025.

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