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Linde Material Handling acquires start-up Comnovo

11. July 2017
Industrial-truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling has acquired Dortmund-based start-up Comnovo, in a deal that bolsters Linde MH’s extensive portfolio of safety solutions with the addition of leading vehicle localisation technology. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), SeedCapital Dortmund and Acquarium Partners are delighted to have secured a successful exit. There has been a substantial reduction in the number of workplace accidents in Germany More …

HTGF welcomes Enscape GmbH, a portfolio spin-off and category leader: 71 out of the TOP100 architectural firms are customers of Enscape after only two years

5. July 2017
Enscape™ is a leading global provider of visualization software for architects. The company spun off in 2017 as a separate company from Inreal Technologies GmbH, a HTGF portfolio company since 2012.  Enscape’s real time 3D rendering plugin delivers stunning one-click design reviews. Since the first release, Enscape has upgraded its real-time 3D rendering plugin for Autodesk® Revit® and Trimble® SketchUp®. As the More …

High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in ATC ALUVATION Technology Center Paderborn GmbH

10. May 2017
The ALUVATION system devised by ATC ALUVATION Technology Center Paderborn GmbH is revolutionising the way in which aluminium components undergo heat treating, a process that has to date been based on permanently installed large-scale systems. Founded by Markus Belte in October 2016 and based in Paderborn, eastern Westphalia, the technology company has today announced that it is the recipient of More …

Software AG Acquires Cumulocity GmbH and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership

27. March 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds, HCS, Verso Ventures and founders of Cumulocity GmbH implement exit Cumulocity provides a comprehensive IoT cloud platform for integrating networked devices Software AG now integrates the IT world with IoT devices and Operational Technology With this acquisition Software AG strengthens its leading position in the IoT market   Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the acquisition of More …

Valeo acquires gestigon, specialized in software for cabin 3D image processing

13. March 2017
Paris, March 13, 2017 – Valeo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of gestigon, a German start up specialized in developing 3D image processing software for the vehicle cabin. Designed to reinforce Valeo’s technological leadership in automated driving, this acquisition provides a solution to the need to develop simple, intuitive and effective human-machine interfaces (HMI) in a hyper-connected world. With More …

Fraunhofer start-up award for Multiphoton Optics GmbH

22. February 2017
On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Multiphoton Optics GmbH received the EUR 5,000 Fraunhofer start-up award, a joint initiative of Fraunhofer Venture and High-Tech Gründerfonds. The award honors the company’s development in the area of high-precision 3D printing. Multiphoton Optics GmbH was founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicate Research ISC and develops and markets a high-precision More …

Startup Takes up Speed – Tailwind for Robotics-Expert Synapticon by Increase in Capital Stock

Seven years after its founding, Synapticon GmbH is taking the next big step forward. The young technology company today announced an important increase in capital stock. The developer and manufacturer of embedded technology for robot control systems has grown rapidly in the past two years, mainly due to a massive increase in demand from Asia. With 7 Industries, a family More …

Meet our colleague, the robot: Seed financing for service robotics – Start-up ADLATUS ROBOTICS GmbH

24. January 2017
Ulm-based ADLATUS Robotics targets the new, high-growth market for professional service robotics with innovative products such as the CR700 cleaning robot. To support the development of new products and bolster its sales structure, ADLATUS has obtained seed financing from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg GmbH (MBG). Whether it’s cleaning large stores, maintaining lawns or providing security services, service More …

whitesonic GmbH lands six-figure seed financing from HTGF to develop first ultrasound scanner for digital dental impressions in the field of dental prosthetics

20. December 2016
The computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of dental prosthesis, such as crowns and bridges, has rapidly grown in importance in recent years. High-definition impressions of the regions where teeth need restoration are crucial to ensuring a perfect fit of prosthesis. These impressions are currently made with the use of silicone or an optical scan, with the patient’s gums having to More …

COGNEX ACQUIRES 3D VISION COMPANY EnShape

2. November 2016
Cognex Corporation acquired EnShape GmbH, a maker of advanced 3D vision sensors and software based in Jena, Germany. EnShape’s 3D sensors use patented area-scan technology for fast image capture at high resolution, and eliminate the need to mechanically move objects in front of the device as required with laser line scanners. The company’s team of highly-skilled 3D vision engineers will More …