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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!

Added to portfolio 13. Jul 2018
Industriestraße 12
D -18069 Rostock


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.

Added to portfolio 20. Oct 2017
Blickfeld GmbH
Barthstr. 12
80339 München


CommSolid is the cellular IP company providing leading edge ultra-low power solutions for the growing IoT market. This market demands highly optimized and easy to integrate communication solutions for the NB-IoT standard, allowing every sensor to be directly connected to the Internet. Once integrated into customer integrated circuits (ICs), CommSolid’s baseband IP enables smart applications that modernize and enrich our life in areas like health care, smart home, transport, logistic systems, or industrial applications. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade at the forefront of the wireless communication business, we have unique capabilities to handle high volume and extremely integrated low power solutions.

In portfolio 11. May 2016 – 21. Nov 2018
Blickfeld GmbH
Barthstr. 12
80339 München

envelio GmbH

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.

Added to portfolio 23. May 2018
Eupener Str. 165
50933 Köln

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.

Added to portfolio 26. Oct 2017
Ferroelectric Memory GmbH
c/o NaMLab gGmbH Nöthnitzer Str. 64
01187 Dresden

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.

Added to portfolio 24. Sep 2019
HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 7
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Inecosys GmbH

Inecosys GmbH supports its customers in the realization of embedded projects through the Rapid Series Development Process (RSD). Research and pre-development results are generated in this continuous and agile process on rapid control prototyping systems and then transferred to the requirements of the final series product. As a result, our customers achieve significantly accelerated market readiness with reduced overall development costs at the same time. Inecosys GmbH's range of services extends from the provision and implementation of the process to development services up to series production. Inecosys thus offers an integrated solution for the development of embedded products and components.

Added to portfolio 06. Jun 2018
Agnes-Pockels-Bogen 1
80992 München


LightnTec is innovating digital illuminated Surfaces on thin film materials: Any Size. Any Shape. Any Place. Ultra thin. Ultra Lightweight!

Added to portfolio 06. Jun 2018
LightnTec GmbH
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 7
D-76131 Karlsruhe

memetis GmbH

memetis develops foil-based miniature actuators made of shape memory alloys (SMA). SMA are metallic alloys that seem to "remember" a certain shape by electric heating that has been trained beforehand and then assume it independently. The alloy already disposes of these properties, so that no further mechanical components are required. memetis actuators thus enable high switching forces with better integration and higher flexibility compared to conventional solutions. memetis has the expertise to quickly adapt the developed actuators to customer requirements. Due to the extended range of applications, memetis actuators are used in a multitude of innovative industries and sectors.

Added to portfolio 17. Aug 2018
Gablonzer Strasse 27
76185 Karlsruhe


MetisMotion is a Munich based tech Start-up, founded in 2018. Its core competence covers ultra-dynamic and space/ weight saving linear force actuators. The MetisMotion technology platform combines decades of experience in actuator development for challenging automotive and industrial applications. It is further addressing diverse use-cases, spanning from aviation to robotics.
Compared to conventional linear actuators, MetisMotion actuators are up to 80% smaller and lighter and respond up to 10x faster. In addition, they bring inherent sensing capabilities, which would not be readily available in electromagnetic, hydraulic or pneumatic solutions. This allows MetisMotion solutions to drive the electrification of hydraulics for the Industry 4.0 revolution.

Added to portfolio 26. Nov 2018
Paulsdorfferstr. 36
81549 München

Mojin Robotics GmbH

Mojin Robotics GmbH is a Fraunhofer IPA spin-off and offers service robotics solutions for versatile applications, e.g. for trade, museums or hospitals.

Added to portfolio 26. Nov 2018
Mojin Robotics GmbH
Panoramaweg 5/1
71111 Waldenbuch


R3DT provides the most user-friendly virtual reality tool for industrial engineers who want to avoid mistakes in the early planning phase. The VR tool is of interest for design review and approval, e.g. for planning of work and assembly, in product development, in special-purpose machine and plant engineering as well as in technical sales.

With the VR tool, anyone can generate virtual prototypes from 3D CAD models at the push of a button. Thanks to intuitive handling, the models can be experienced in 1:1 scale anytime - also for colleagues and business partners. Consequently, critical design reviews can be carried out together - quickly and anywhere. Elaborate mockups and real prototypes become redundant. All in all, companies save a lot of time and money.

Added to portfolio 17. Sep 2018
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7
76131 Karlsruhe

Resourcify GmbH

My Recycling is developed by Resourcify GmbH from Hamburg. The app is the easiest solution for businesses to easily manage all of their waste, collections, and recyclers in one app, and for waste management companies to seamlessly connect with their customers online. Our vision is zero-waste: enabled with the digital transformation of the waste sector as the foundation for the circular economy.

Added to portfolio 16. Apr 2018
Rödingsmarkt 9
20459 Hamburg


Spherity was founded by Dr. Carsten Stöcker und Dr. Michael Rüther in November 2017 and employs currently 11 people. Spherity is building decentralized identity management solutions to power the 4th industrial revolution, bringing secure identities (“Digital Twins”) to machines, algorithms, and other non-human entities. The client focus is primarily on technical industries like mobility, supply chain, and pharmaceuticals; in particular, Spherity is supporting the introduction of identity solutions in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, which is expected to have a value of over €400 billion by 2030 and 75 billion connected devices by 2025.

Added to portfolio 08. Aug 2019
Spherity GmbH
Chausseestraße 19
10115 Berlin

talpasolutions GmbH

Talpasolutions brings data mining to the mining industry and enhances the operational excellence. The Analytics as a Service (AaaS) solution allows mining companies to carry out manufacturer-independent, data-based deployment and maintenance planning as well as fact-based recommendations for optimizing mining operations.

Added to portfolio 18. Jun 2018
Katernberger Straße 107
45327 Essen

Valispace GmbH

Valispace GmbH has developed a browser-based engineering SaaS platform that increases productivity in the development of complex hardware products. The software offers a single-source-of-truth for engineering data and thus relieves engineers of administrative activities, such as technical documentation. This enables multidisciplinary teams to work together in real time across locations, while already used software products such as simulation software are easily integrated via APIs.

Added to portfolio 24. May 2018
Hermann-Köhl-Straße 7
28199 Bremen


Visometry is a startup and Fraunhofer spin-off founded in 2017, based Darmstadt, Germany. We create Augmented Reality core technology, develop custom solutions and support our customers integrating AR and computer vision into their business.

We are changing Augmented Reality bottom-up: with Machine Vision & AR Tracking at industrial scale. Our VisionLib tracking engine enables precise (multi-)object tracking, for a variety of high class AR applications along the entire ›product value chain‹, from prototyping, over production to sales, maintenance and training.

Added to portfolio 30. Aug 2018
Fraunhoferstraße 5
64283 Darmstadt

Zolitron Technology GmbH

Zolitron Technology GmbH was founded in 2016 as a spin-off from the Ruhr-University Bochum. It is the declared goal to lift sensor-based digitization projects from small-scale pilots through the use of new technologies to large-scale deployments. Therefore, the founders have developed Micro-Energy-Harvesting, short MEH, in cooperation with Ruhr-University Bochum, MIT and Harvard University, now enabling maintenance-free energy supply of small sensors for the Internet of Things for more than ten years.

Using this technological basis, the world’s first energy and communication autonomous sensor platform was created, the Z-Node. Five unspecific sensors, including accelerometer and magnetometer, indirectly capture the environment. The raw data stream is sent via Sigfox or NB-IoT, therefore without any additional communication infrastructure, into the internet, to be more precisely the Z-Cloud Analytics Backend, where artificially-intelligent machine learning algorithms generate meaningful and commercially relevant learnings. This measurement scheme is called cognitive sensing. Zolitron aims to be the market leader for cognitive sensing until the year 2020.

As a start-up, Zolitron was able to receive multiple distinguished awards, such as the “Gründerwettbewerb – Digitale Innovation” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy at the CeBIT 2016 in Hannover, or the first place of the 11th Private Equity Conference 2017. Also, the land of North Rhine-Westphalia has supported the foundation of the company through the competition “START-UP Hochschulausgründungen NRW” already in the year 2016.

Added to portfolio 13. Feb 2018
Universitätsstr. 136
44799 Bochum