Inventife (Spin-off 2022)

Inventife is the first company in the world to enable automation in the smart home based on the behavior or condition of the occupants.
With the help of a room sensor, state-of-the-art algorithms and artificial intelligence, it is possible to recognize the physical condition of people. This can then be used to trigger automations or alarms.

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Metis Neurotec (Spin-off 2021)

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"Metis Neurotec" aims to detect dementia at an early stage to prevent irreversible damage. Through Metis Neurotec's AI-powered platform (app and QEEG), physicians can quickly detect cognitive performance impairment in patients on an outpatient basis, for example to detect and treat Alzheimer's disease at an early stage.

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Depending on the type of agriculture, between 15 and 20 percent of production relies on pollination by bees. If the bees die out, the world faces famine and serious damage to nature, because the losses would have to be compensated by more agriculture.

The company is saving bees with artificial intelligence. The team uses intelligent software and neural networks to make beekeepers' jobs easier and thus help bee colonies. To do this, the founders have developed a system that visually records bees as they arrive and leave their hives. With the help of learning algorithms, the generated image data is then analyzed by software.

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auvisus (Spin-off 2018)

Two billion meals are collected manually every year in company restaurants in Germany. This not only leads to long waiting times for diners, but also generates high costs for operators. A solution must and can be found for communal catering that saves personnel costs and enables higher turnover at peak times.

auvisus enables automation of the checkout process through artificial intelligence in image processing. The tray is placed under the camera, the algorithm recognizes and classifies the dishes on the tray and payment can be completely automated.

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emmtrix (Spin-off 2016)

emmtrix Technologies GmbH is a spin-off of the Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The company develops software tools that significantly simplify and optimize the programming of multi-core processors in embedded systems (e.g. driving assistance systems).

For the spin-off, emmtrix has received "EXIST-Forschungstransfer" funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund.

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easier Life (Spin-off 2013)


easierLife is a system for friends and families who are concerned about their elderly relatives and acquaintances and want to be sure that their loved ones are doing well. Sensors in the home detect movement and lifestyle habits. On their smartphone, they can check on their well-being at any time and be notified if any irregularities occur.

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corvolution (Spin-off 2012)


The corvolution GmbH i. G. is a startup from KIT and is funded by EXIST Forschungstransfer. For more than 8 years, the three founders of corvolution have been researching vital data sensors that are close to the body and ergonomic.

In the project DekomTex the founders realized as a world novelty an ECG belt, with which a multi-channel ECG can be derived on heart failure patients, which meets very high diagnostic requirements with regard to signal quality and at the same time has a high wearing comfort, which is important for the wearer.
Vision of corvolution is the clinical thermometer for the ECG. So a system usable by laymen for the medical evaluation of the heart rhythm without doctor contact in the home environment.

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RESTUBE (Spin-off 2012)


The startup RESTUBE was founded in 2012 by two graduated mechanical engineers and water sports enthusiasts from Karlsruhe. While kitesurfing on the open sea, a dicey situation arose in which Christopher Fuhrhop wished he had a small, lightweight, personal water rescue device.

A quick pull of the trigger, and in seconds the Restube rescue buoy inflates to full size. The completely new safety product not only excites water sports enthusiasts all over the world, but also the top-class expert jury of the German Founders Award.

Restube GmbH was awarded the German Founders' Prize 2015 in Berlin in the "StartUp" category. This means that the business idea of Christopher Fuhrhop, a mechanical engineer from Pforzheim and founder of Restube GmbH, prevailed against a broad field of applicants from Germany.

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nubedian (Spin-off 2011)


nubedian GmbH is an award-winning software and service company that offers various software solutions for the social and healthcare sector. With the documentation solutions, you save valuable time when creating statistics and documentation. You can invest this newly gained time in your actual core task, the consultation and support of those seeking advice and help.

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movisens (Spin-off 2009)


movisens offers world-leading solutions for Ambulatory Assessment and Mobile Monitoring.
The product portfolio includes innovative mobile psycho-physiological sensor systems for recording ECG, physical activity and electrodermal activity, and suitable software for data analysis, as well as the cloud-based experience sampling platform movisensXS. Furthermore, movisens is an expert in the field of stress and lifestyle monitoring and analysis.

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aquintos (Spin-off 2004)

aquintos GmbH has been fully owned by Vector Informatik GmbH since May 2010. Following the successful integration of PREEvision into the Vector product portfolio, aquintos was merged with Vector in spring 2012.
Vector supports manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry and related sectors with a professional and open platform of tools, software components and services for the development of embedded systems.

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ELOVIS (Spin-off 1996)


ELOVIS GmbH develops, produces and markets electronic and optical measuring systems for industry. ELOVIS products serve the accurate and long-term stable measurement, transmission and recording of productivity, quality and process parameters. The focus is on systems for contactless length measurement and speed measurement as well as systems for wireless measurement data acquisition. Measurement and calibration services for length measurement and speed measurement round off the range.

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ITIV is involved with the following organizations:

  • The Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA) is the graduate school of the KIT Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics KCETA, which bundles the theoretical and experimental research activities of KIT in the field of elementary particle and astroparticle physics. Further information on KSETA

  • The Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics (HIRST) was founded in 2012 to train a new generation of researchers and developers with competencies across the electromagnetic spectrum.
    The graduate school is a response to the increasing demand in research and industry for interdisciplinary experts in the field of high-frequency electromagnetic waves, including technologies for applications in medical technology, sensor and security technology, communication technology and, last but not least, energy technology.
    The research field of the Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics also goes beyond currently discussed terahertz technologies. Teratronics encompasses knowledge in electronics, photonics, and materials science with the goal of achieving the highest frequencies and data rates based on a solid theoretical foundation. Further information about HIRST

  • The Sino-European Platform of Engineering Education (S3EP), launched in September 2010, is composed of the 12 Schools of CLUSTER and 18 leading Chinese Universities, in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering, selected by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The S3EP’s main goal is to promote the collaboration between Institutions of Higher Education in Engineering of Europe and China in the following domains: promotion of talents, mobility of students and professors, development of pedagogic materials and collaboration in diverse areas of scientific research.
    Further information about S3EP and SESE School