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Adlatus Robotics

Das Start-up ADLATUS Robotics adressiert den neuen, rasant wachsenden Markt der professionellen Servicerobotik mit innovativen Produkten wie dem Reinigungsroboter CR700.

Ob es um die Reinigung von Großmärkten, die Rasenpflege oder Security geht: Service-Roboter wie der Reinigungsroboter CR700 von ADLATUS Robotics übernehmen immer mehr Aufgaben autonom oder in Kooperation mit Menschen. Damit sparen Firmen im Bereich des Facility Managements, aber auch Endkunden aus Industrie und Handel, Kosten. Es kommt hinzu: Oft fehlt qualifiziertes Personal, die Sicherheitsanforderungen sind hoch, das Personal wechselt häufig und die Arbeitsbedingungen sind belastend und gefährlich.

Der Service-Roboter CR700 soll in Frühjahr 2017 am Markt eingeführt werden und reinigt autonom und selbständig auch größere Flächen. Das Gerät ist vielfältig vernetzt und kann ideal im täglichen Betrieb eingesetzt werden. Zielgruppe sind Facility Management Unternehmen, die die Reinigung im Auftrag der Endkunden durchführen, aber auch Kunden aus Industrie und Handel, die ihre Objekte in Eigenverantwortung reinigen.

Das Geschäftsmodell des Unternehmens ist es, die Entwicklung, die Produktion, Vermarktung, Vertrieb und Service dieser professionellen Roboter-Produkte eigenständig und wo immer notwendig und sinnvoll in Zusammenarbeit mit Kooperationspartnern umzusetzen.

Website: www.adlatus.eu
HTGF-Manager: Lucille Bonnet
Added to portfolio 15. Nov 2016

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.

All3DP

The English-language platform on All3DP.com provides consumers and small business users with guidance and practical information and tips as well as a curated marketplace of 3D printable designs and objects.

ALS Automatic Logistic Solutions

ALS Automatic Logistic Solutions GmbH, Munich, exclusive manufacturer of automatic box opening systems to cut or perforate cartons, closed at the beginning of this year a significant round of funding.

ALUVATION

Founded in October 2016, ATC ALUVATION Technology Center Paderborn GmbH is a technology company headquartered in Paderborn, eastern Westphalia. ALUVATION founder Markus Belte has been fundamentally shaping the technology used in the heat treating of aluminium components since the 1990s and is one of the world’s leading specialists in this field. The ALUVATION system takes heat treating in a new direction, away from permanently installed environments and into a new, digitalised, mobile, modular and dynamic age of Industry 4.0.

Website: aluvation.com
HTGF-Manager: Klaus Lehmann
Added to portfolio 21. Apr 2017

attenio

Attenio GmbH develops software for manual assembly tasks of complex and varied products. The software package perfectly integrates the production staff into the digital information flow. Order data associated with the assembly order is extracted from the order management systems via direct interfaces and assigned to the correct 3D product data. The software is consistently geared to the needs of the fitters.

Website: attenio.de
HTGF-Manager: Jens Baumgärtner
Added to portfolio 04. Nov 2019

BlueID

With a focus on the development of novel solutions in the field of digital identification baimos technologies offer highly usable and secure systems for the management of access- and user-authentication.

Böhner-EH

EH-D develops and distributes innovative electro-hydrostatic direct drives for various applications.

Website: www.eh-d.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
Added to portfolio 30. Aug 2010

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.

Cuculus

Cuculus supplies and operates software solutions for the energy sector and beyond. ZONOS, our core product, is only the starting point from which we develop tailor-made solutions together with our customers and partners. As an IoT platform for critical infrastructures, ZONOS is perfectly tailored to the specific needs of Smart Metering, Smart City and Smart Grid applications. Our platform offers the ability to control millions of devices and process the data supplied by them. Due to the large number of interfaces, ZONOS can be quickly and easily integrated into an existing system landscape. ZONOS enables the provision of complete service concepts or individual end customer products and can grow with the technical, commercial and procedural requirements of our customers.

Website: www.cuculus.net
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
Added to portfolio 30. Apr 2007

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

enexion

enexion secures enduring energy procurement cost and risk reductions for industry and medium sized businesses. Based on the innovative IT platform, enexion implements comprehensive energy procurement solutions for clients.

Website: www.enexion.de
HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 02. Jul 2009

envelio

envelio is a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and provides the Intelligent Grid Platform to distribution system operators for the next phase of the energy transition. Grid planning and operation processes are digitalized and automated by envelio’s IGP. This automation enables a faster and more cost-efficient integration of renewable generation and charging points for electric vehicles into the energy system. The core of envelio’s technology are optimization and machine learning algorithms based on the five PhD theses of the founders. envelio was founded in 2017 and now has 15 employees. Among envelio’s customers are e.g. Westnetz and E.DIS.

Website: www.envelio.com
HTGF-Manager: Yann Fiebig
Added to portfolio 23. May 2018

exelonix

In recent years, the IoT (Internet of Things) market has developed dynamically. New vendors brought new products in the fields of sensors, connectivity, applications and analytics to the market. Exelonix GmbH focuses in this market segment on solutions based on the new mobile standard NB-IoT, which is currently showing rapid growth. The hardware and software solutions of Exelonix GmbH offer "easy-to-use" interfaces and proven security for the implementation of IoT applications in the areas of e-Health, Smart Home and Industry 4.0.

Website: www.exelonix.com
HTGF-Manager: Marco Winzer
Added to portfolio 30. Sep 2013

Eyeware

Eyeware is a Swiss computer vision startup developing 3D eye tracking software for consumer cameras with depth sensing. Eyeware launched in September 2016, as a spin-off from the Idiap Research Institute, with the mission to bring 3D eye tracking to consumer devices. In collaboration with industrial partners, Eyeware is bringing to market attention sensing applications in multiple industries, including robotics, automotive, healthcare, consumer devices, and retail.

Website: eyeware.tech
HTGF-Manager: Axel Nitsch
Added to portfolio 20. Dec 2018

FMC – Ferroelectric Memory Company

FMC is the provider of extremely efficient FeFET memory solutions for non-volatile storage. FeFET is ultra-low-power, high-performance, very dense, and extremely temperature stable. It will scale to transistor sizes ranging from 28nm to 5nm and below. The FMC team has been supported by “EXIST Forschungstransfer”, a program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The company is based in Dresden, Germany.

HTGF-Manager: Yann Fiebig
Added to portfolio 26. Oct 2017

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.

Website: www.fos4x.de
HTGF-Manager: Lucille Bonnet
In portfolio 07. May 2012 – 14. Sep 2020

Gilytics

Gilytics, an ETH Zurich spin-off, was founded in 2017 by Stefano Grassi, Heather Pace Clark and Philippe Bieri. The company’s software, Pathfinder, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) cloud platform used for overhead line and underground cable connections, identifying routes with the lowest cost or least overall impact on the public and the environment. The solution helps clients to automate infrastructure routing, monitoring and management with big data and specialized algorithms to reduce time, costs and CO2.

Website: gilytics.com
HTGF-Manager: Fabian Hogrebe
Added to portfolio 16. Dec 2020

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.

HiperScan

HiperScan is developing a spectrometry microsystem for substance determination or mixture control that is smaller, more robust, faster and cheaper than competing products.

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

Hofmann & Stirner

Hofmann & Stirner Zuführsysteme GmbH was founded in 2016 by Daniel Hofmann and Florian Stirner. The company develops powerful and flexible feeding systems using digital twins and artificial intelligence. Hofmann & Stirner work closely together with well-known companies in machine and plant construction.
More: www.designforfeeding.com

HTGF-Manager: Simon Math
Added to portfolio 26. Sep 2018

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.

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.

instagrid

instagrid GmbH offers portable battery systems with "Software defined Battery" technology for mobile power supply. The emission-free infrastructure solution helps service providers and craftsmen to increase productivity and efficiency when working at temporary locations.

Website: instagrid.co
HTGF-Manager: Lucille Bonnet
Added to portfolio 21. Dec 2018

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.

Jenetric

JENETRIC GmbH develops customer specific machine vision cameras and biometrics products. Our customers benefits from products with most ease-of-use and are perfectly suited for global governmental and industrial applications.

Website: www.jenetric.de
HTGF-Manager: Christian Ziach
Added to portfolio 11. Aug 2014

kiutra

Kiutra develops fully-automatic cooling solutions for the generation of extremely low temperatures near absolute zero at -273°C. In contrast to conventional Helium based cooling methods, kiutra’s magnetic cooling technique is user-friendly, requires low-maintenance and is scalable. It is therefore highly suitable e.g. for the cooling of quantum technologies at industrial scale.

Website: www.kiutra.com
HTGF-Manager: Christian Ziach
Added to portfolio 09. May 2019

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.

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: Lucille Bonnet
Added to portfolio 30. Oct 2019