Founder of the Month July: simaps GmbH

simaps_Logo_220The simaps GmbH was founded in 2008 as a spin-off and cooperation partner of KIT. simaps offers new possibilities for security and cost optimization of presently used but also of future energy carriers, especially hydrogen, through scientifically founded security analyses of combustible gases and dusts on the basis of theoretical, numerical, and experimental expertise. In an interview, we asked the founding team about their idea, startup phase, and future prospects.

Das Gründerteam (v.l.) : A.Kotchourko, T. Jordan, J. Xiao, W.Breitung und G.Stern

The founding team (left to right) : A. Kotchourko, T. Jordan, J. Xiao, W. Breitung und G. Stern

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Award winning cancer research – KIT spin-off amcure GmbH convinces at the CyberOne Award with a new approach for the pancreatic cancer therapy

amcure-Gründer Dr. Matthias Klaften und Dr, Alexandra Matzke

The amcure GmbH in Karlsruhe was awarded with the second place of the Cyber One Award on June 12th, 2012 for its new active substance against pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, the amcure GmbH was awarded the renowned special prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The four company founders of the young spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology work on the active substance AM001, which could open up new possibilities of treating cancer of the pancreas in the future.

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Founder of the Month June: Marc Jäger of the neocor GmbH

Logo_neocor_220security analysesThe neocor GmbH was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of the KIT Institut für Biomedizinische Technik (Institute for Biomedical Technology). Dr. Marc Jäger is the founder and developer of neocor. In an interview, we asked him about his idea, startup phase, and future prospects. Continue reading

Safe in a risky environment – KIT spin-off Opasca develops systems for personal protection for special applications

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The field of sensor based environment detection offers a wide and interesting spectrum of application areas. OPASCA Systems GmbH, a technology oriented spin-off of the KIT founded in 2001, has specialized in the development of intelligent sensor based systems and solutions in the area of person and object detection. The focus of the young firm is human protection in safety critical compounds, especially in medical high-tech establishments, such as with radiation therapy, x-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnet resonance tomography (MRT).

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Save lives in seconds – neocor GmbH, a spin-off of the KIT develops highly innovative first aid sensor

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In an emergency, every second counts. Many first responders, however, do not know how to behave properly in a critical situation, for example, when finding an unconscious person. Uncertainty often prevents a quick reanimation. Although often the right actions such as controlling the breathing and the pulse are taken only about half of the first responders recognize a cardiovascular failure or immediately start with reanimation measures on the victim.

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