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4GENE

4GENE offers its FLAVOR-ON-DEMAND technology platform of activatable flavor and fragrance glucosides to its Customers in the Cosmetics, Food and Industrial Application Market Segments. 4GENE is a biotech start-up company founded at the Professorship for Biotechnology of Natural Products led by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schwab at the Technical University Munich. During the EXIST Funding Program 4GENE cooperated with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Takors, Head of the Institute for Biotechnical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart to provide the Proof-of-Concept for the production of flavor glucosides. Today the company has 8 Employees and operates from Offices in Freising and Stuttgart in Germany with its customers worldwide.

AIM3D

AIM3D GmbH is a spin-off company from the University of Rostock with the aim to drastically reduce the cost of the additive manufacturing of metal parts.
During their work, the founders of AIM3D GmbH often dealt with many different types of additive manufacturing processes for plastics, but also for metals and ceramics. During this time, they realized that the industrial transfer of additive manufacturing techniques often failed due to the high material costs, especially when it came to the manufacturing of metal parts. For this reason, AIM3D GmbH was founded not just with the aim of simply building another 3D printer, but to overcome the limitations of materials and to revolutionize the additive manufacturing market from a cost point of view. In order to make this possible, AIM3D GmbH has designed a printer which offers the customer the opportunity to use multiple types of material on one machine and which is much more cost-efficient than current metal printers.
Our top priority is to design customer- and problem-orientated products. We are therefore always happy to hear from you. If you cannot find your desired material on our website, we will most likely still be able to find a solution together – just reach out to us!

akvola Technologies

akvolution sells water treatment plants equipped with akvoFloatTM —an energy-efficient flotation-filtration process based on ceramic materials— for desalination and industrial wastewater treatment, such as in the oil and gas industry.

Bind-X

Bind-X, formerly Dust BioSolutions, is an industrial biotechnology company with core expertise in the development, production and sale of innovative bio-based binders. The Bind-Tech technology platform is capable of solidify almost any permeable material while integrating additional functional properties. Bind-X products always increase the sustainability of Bind-X customers in the global mining, agriculture and construction industries.

Website: www.bind-x.com
HTGF-Manager: Kay G. Balster
Added to portfolio 24. Feb 2015

c-LEcta

c-LEcta is a company active in the industrial biotechnology field. We develop enzymes and production strains, which are used for the industrial production of drugs, nutrition and cosmetic products.

Website: www.c-lecta.de
HTGF-Manager: Marco Winzer
Added to portfolio 19. Jan 2006

CCI Custom Cells Itzehoe (Exit)

Custom Cells manufactures customer-specific acculumators and intermediate products based on lithium technology.

Sector: Chemistry
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Frank Hensel
In portfolio 06. Aug 2013 – 09. Aug 2017

Cevotec

Cevotec sells the first production technology for carbon composites that works with fiber patches, enabling manufacturers to build complex composite parts in high volumes. As the key technology partner, Cevotec develops and provides production systems, composite design software and offers development services for prototypes and serial products.

Compositence (Exit)

Compositence, a University of Stuttgart spin-off, offers innovative platform technology combining the fully automatic and low-cost mass production of composite components with maximum flexibility in the fibre architecture.

Exit since January 2017.

Sector: Chemistry
In portfolio 07. Jun 2011 – 27. Jan 2017

Computomics

Computomics is a spin-off of the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Computomics was founded in 2012, when it became clear that a breakthrough in DNA sequencing and the scientific work of its founders would also allow seed manufacturers to use state-of-the-art bioinformatics analysis. Computomics brings customers in green and white biotechnology sustainable economic success by developing stable plant varieties that contribute to a more resource-efficient agriculture that can feed our planet.
Among the co-founders are four experienced scientists (Prof. Dr. Weigel, Prof. Dr. Huson, Prof. Dr. Rätsch, Prof. Dr. Borgwardt), who assist the co-founder and Managing Director Dr. Sebastian Schultheiss in dealing with customer inquiries. In the meantime, the Tübingen-based company employs 12 people and has founded a sales company in the USA.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Frank Hensel
Added to portfolio 01. Oct 2015

Cysal

This innovative biotechnology company was founded in 2012 as a spin-out of the Institute for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. Cysal is active in the production of biopolymers, peptides, and especially dipeptides. Furthermore, Cysal specializes in developing biotechnology solutions in General.

evoxx technologies (Exit)

evoxx technologies GmbH, a German Industrial Biotechnology Company, is focusing on the development and production of industrial enzymes and novel carbohydrate ingredients produced by enzymatic bioconversion. With its proprietary enzymes and carbohydrate ingredients, evoxx is active in high growth markets addressing consumer needs in the Global Food Health & Wellness Sector and Consumer Products Markets. Product development is based on the proprietary technology and patent platform covering the whole value chain from early enzyme and process development to industrial scale production and product deregulation. evoxx industrial partners and customers benefit from the unique metagenomics libraries, the enzyme and carbohydrate development skills and tech-transfer and production capabilities. evoxx is located on the Creative Campus in Monheim am Rhein and on the Biotech Campus Hermannswerder in Potsdam.

Website: www.evoxx.com
HTGF-Manager: Kay G. Balster
In portfolio 22. Aug 2007 – 01. Aug 2017

Flowtify

Within the European Union, all companies working with food products must provide their own complete and traceable hygiene documentation. This is almost always conducted in paper form. However, these checklists throw up a number of risks: they are easy to manipulate, the documentation is fragmented, and instructions for action often arrive far too late. The administrative burden posed by printing, distribution, collection, monitoring and archiving for two to five years presents a major strain for all parties involved.

Flowtify helps in implementing HACCP documents in a complete and traceable fashion in accordance with EU Regulation 852/2004 on tablets and smartphones.

Grandperspective

The Grandperspective GmbH was founded in Berlin in 2018 with the purpose of protecting people and the environment. Grandperspective is introducing revolutionary remote sensing technology into a highly professional market with severe hazard potentials. The scanfeldTM early warning solution combines novel sensors with an intelligent software solution to the world's first remote monitoring solution for chemical plants. With FTIR spectroscopy hundreds of different gases are identified from a distance of up to several kilometres. The founders René Braun, Peter Maas und Alexander Herrmann bring in 25 years of experience in the development an application of remote monitoring technology together with extensive experience in business development.

Added to portfolio 23. Jul 2020

HAPILA

Hapila's counter-current crystallisation process provides a cost effective procedure for purification of active pharmaceutical ingredients, completed by experience in synthesis and particle design.

Website: www.hapila.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Bernd Goergen
Added to portfolio 28. Aug 2008

Heliatek

Heliatek GmbH, a spin-off of the Technical University Dresden and the University of Ulm. heliatek focusses on research and development and perspectively with the production of organic solar cells for electricity generation.

HQS Quantum Simulations

HQS Quantum Simulations predicts material properties using quantum computers. The company accelerates development cycles in the chemistry and pharma industries. Quantum computers can perform calculations impossible even for the most powerful supercomputers. Current quantum computers suffer from intrinsic errors that limit their performance. The HQS Team developes algorithms for quantum computers that can deal with these errors and enable our customers to profit from the performance advantage of quantum computers earlier than their competitors. Furthermore, HQS offers individual simulation solutions for conventional computers with an integration of high-end simulation methods and the possibility to utilize the upcoming quantum computers.

i3 Membrane

The company i3 Membrane GmbH produces and distributes high-grade steel membranes.

INERATEC

Renewable electricity and yet unused, undervalued gases (e.g. CO2) can be converted into sustainable products such as climate neutral gasoline, clean Diesel and e-kerosene, high-quality waxes, green methanol or renewable synthetic natural gas (altogether: e-products). INERATEC (IC) sells compact plants for these conversions or invests into e-product production sites.
IC´s technology solves several challenges of the energy transition: management of a fluctuating supply of renewable energy, large and long-term energy storage as well as sustainable mobility and climate neutrality. Synthetic fuels will especially be needed for heavy-duty and maritime transportation as well as aviation. E-products are a viable option for the defossilization of many industries currently depending on fossil resources.

intelligent fluids

Intelligent fluids GmbH is designing innovative high performance cleaning fluids for industrial application that are unique in the world. These intelligent fluids® are based on a groundbreaking, patented technology that combines gentle ingredients to create highly dynamic phase fluids tailored to specific needs. The highly effective fluids achieve their outstanding performance due to physical effects, no chemical dissolving or etching takes place. The fluids therefore combine high performance and sustainability.

IQ Evolution

IQ Evolution develops microcooling systems based on the selective laser melting technology for semiconductors used in high power diode lasers. This facilitates a significant increase in the lifetime of those components.

JeNaCell

JeNaCell produces biotechnologically generated nanocellulose (BNC) in an IP protected, continuous and automated production process: high quality innovative products for applications in medicine, cosmetics and more.

Kumovis

The founders of Kumovis GmbH have set themselves the goal of enabling the additive production of plastic implants and are developing innovative 3D printers specifically for medical products. Kumovis focuses on the processing of high-performance polymers, which are already established in medical technology. With the Kumovis system these plastics can be processed individually, decentrally and with a high degree of design freedom. Through the integration of a unique air circuit including filter units, the technology enables a clean room environment within the build chamber. The contamination of the component with foreign particles can be avoided. As a result, the Kumovis printer can produce products such as implants cost-effectively and at the same time patient-individualized.

LignoPure

LignoPure GmbH is a spin-off of the TU Hamburg that enables the valorization of Lignin, a byproduct of ethanol biorefineries and the pulp and paper industry, via a proprietary technology. The startup is pioneering in the use of lignin in care products and biobased high-performance materials. As key technology partner, LignoPure supports their customers in launching their own innovative and sustainable products by not only providing the tailored raw material but offering development services in the areas of material and life sciences.

Website: lignopure.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Stefan Fasbender
Added to portfolio 09. Dec 2020

Mecuris

Mecuris enables the individual and custom-made production of orthopaedic aids by means of an intuitive web-based platform and subsequent manufacturing using 3D printing. This includes orthoses (e.g. for stabilising the cervical spine) and prostheses (e.g. artificial limbs), as well as equipment such as covers for below-knee prostheses. Mecuris not only provides orthopaedic clinics and medical supply stores with its innovative platform, but also with a full service package right up to delivery of the manufactured products. Design data is adjusted to a patient’s anatomy in an automated fashion based on digital patient data (CT, scanning, photos).

multiBIND

multiBIND develops innovative solutions for molecular biology, healthcare and agriculture. bioDECONT® and bioCLEAN represent biocompatible disinfection and decontamination in laboratories, hospitals and agriculture.

Multiphoton Optics

Multiphoton Optics develops 3D printers for the serial production of optical components with previously unattainable precision.

Next Kraftwerke

Next Kraftwerke links microgeneration plants and creates a virtual power plant. Pooling such plants makes unused resources available to the electricity market

Notion Systems

Notion Systems GmbH develops, produces and markets inkjet, laser and automation equipment for applications in photovoltaics, printed electronics, printed circuit board and other industries. A cost effective platform concept, precise positioning solutions, a large choice of automation solutions and industrial strength sets Notion Systems products apart from those of competitors. It supports its customers with the comprehensive knowledge of processes in the photovoltaics, printed electronics and printed circuit boards industry.

NOVUM engineerING

Using innovative circuit topology, NOVUM converters and inverters generate no disruptive ripple currents per se. High efficiency, compact dimensions, and a lightweight feature can now be combined with an integrated constant remote monitoring. Problems can be recognized in a timely manner, their causes diagnosed, and any issues resolved independently via error autopilot.

NUMAFERM

NUMAFERM GmbH was founded in 2017 as a spin-off of the Biochemistry Institute at the Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf. The project was previously supported by an EXIST research transfer from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. The company offers its technology, related R&D services and a peptide catalogue focusing on pharmaceutical, antimicrobial and adhesives peptides.

Website: numaferm.com
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Anke Caßing
Added to portfolio 28. Apr 2017