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Blickfeld

Blickfeld GmbH was founded in 2016 in Munich and pursues a novel approach to building LiDAR systems for environmental perception of autonomous machines such as autonomous vehicles. By using commercial off-the-shelf and silicon components, Blickfeld has developed and demonstrated a unique technology that can be produced in low-cost mass fabrication and meets the technical performance specifications required by car OEMs. A high resolution and sampling rate is achieved by employing a patent-pending scanner technology which merges the best of both silicon microfabrication and already established LiDAR concepts. This advanced approach closes the gap between today’s high-cost systems and the automotive mass-market needs, and thus enables safe and affordable autonomous transportation.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Olaf Joeressen
Added to portfolio 20. Oct 2017

Confovis Exit

Confovis offers optical 3D measurement systems for industrial quality control of surfaces down to the nanometer range. The patented system works without moving parts and differs from the competition by its robustness and high measuring speed.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
In portfolio 21. Aug 2009 – 21. Dec 2016

Cycle

Cycle develops, produces and markets ultra-short pulse laser technology.
Main product categories are laser-based synchronization, lasers and micro-electronics.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Gernot Berger
Added to portfolio 06. Jan 2016

fos4x Exit

Founded in Munich in 2010, fos4X GmbH is a specialist for reliable, fiber-optic measurement technology and sensor technology as well as for innovative data analysis. It develops intelligent solutions for optimizing wind energy. These solutions are primarily used in wind turbines to optimize operation.
The fiber optic sensors and solutions are also used in the fields of electromobility, process measurement technology and railway technology.

In portfolio 07. May 2012 – 14. Sep 2020

HiperScan Exit

HiperScan GmbH was founded in 2006 as a spin-off of the Dresdner Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS). The innovative scanning grating technology developed at the IPMS forms the basis for the near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer developed by HiperScan. The analytical systems make it possible to significantly reduce investment costs to make NIR-analytics affordable even to small companies. Today, the company HiperScan stands for high-quality technologies to quickly analyse nutrition facts of processed meat and fish and to reliably qualify pharmaceutical raw materials. So, the product Apo-Ident has been tailored for the safe and easy identification of compounding substances in pharmacies.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
Added to portfolio 23. Oct 2008

Laclarée Vision

Laclarée develops adaptive eyeglasses for presbyopia correction. Based on a patented technology, these eyeglasses offer presbyopes clear vision at all distances without levelling down aesthetic standards. Presbyopia appears by age 40-45 with increasing difficulties to focus at near distances and affects 400 million people in Europe, Japan and North America. Progressive lenses, featuring a vertical gradient of optical power, are today the best compromise to presbyopia correction. Still about 10% of presbyopes are very unsatisfied with these lenses, experiencing a reduced quality of life.
Laclarée’s product has been designed to answer this demand, corresponding to about 2 b€/y. Our solution relies on a disruptive fluid-filled doublet-lens activated by low-power microfluidic actuators inserted in the eyeglass arms and driven by a miniature infrared distance sensor. The lens offers a large field of view, is as transparent as any other ophthalmic lens and is compatible with most lens shapes and frame styles.
Laclarée’s team is highly motivated and gathers extensive skills in optics, microfluidic and vision science. The founder of Laclarée is an experienced entrepreneur, he has successfully established a world-leading company in variable optics for cameras. The team has achieved the Proof of Concept, with a fully functional portable demonstrator, enabling a small scale trial with presbyopic people and raising a marked interest in the ecosystem. Laclarée just closed its first seed investor round with Kreaxi and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Gernot Berger
Added to portfolio 30. Oct 2019

Multiphoton Optics Exit

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