Founder of the Month November: Videmo Intelligente Videoanalyse GmbH und Co. KG

Logo videmoThe Videmo Intelligente Videoanalyse GmbH und Co. KG was founded in 2008 as a KIT spin-off. The business has specialized in developing image processing algorithms. Videmo develops and sells innovative software solutions for automatic video analysis – especially face recognition and identification for digital market research and security technology. Prof. Dr. Stiefelhagen is one of the founders of Videmo. In an interview, we asked him about the idea, startup phase, and future prospects. Continue reading

High content screening from a single source – KIT spin-off ACQUIFER AG offers a platform for image based life science research

Dr. Urban Liebel und Thomas Schurr

To study complex biomedical questions extensive screening experiments are necessary. In the research of widespread diseases, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s, a very high number of samples are studied under fully automated microscopes. However, on a global scale hardly any laboratories have the complete equipment and resources of interdisciplinary employees which are necessary for this. Biological methods, robot supported laboratory automation, intelligent microscopes, very large amounts of data, automatic image evaluation, and secure data exchange with other laboratories are always individual challenges. ACQUIFER AG offers a cost efficient overall solution for this.

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Founder of the Month October: Marco Umfahrer of the gloveler GmbH

gloveler-logo_220The gloveler GmbH was founded in 2007 as a KIT startup. gloveler operates an online booking platform for accommodation – whether it’s for a sofa bed, single room, or fully furnished city apartment. The entrepreneurs are especially interested in making trips with private accommodation as easy to plan and book as with normal hotels. Marco Umfahrer is a founder of gloveler and responsible for marketing. In an interview, we asked him about his idea, startup phase, and future prospects.

Das Gründerteam (v.l.): Andreas Sperber, Armin Harbrecht und Marco Umfahrer

The founding team (left to right): Andreas Sperber, Armin Harbrecht and Marco Umfahrer

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Founder of the Month September: Dr. Joachim Schulz of the microworks GmbH

microworks-logo_220The microworks GmbH was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the KIT Institut für Mikrostrukurtechnik (MIT). Microworks manufactures metal microcomponents with highest precision using the LIGA procedure. LIGA stands for the essential process steps of lithography, electroplanting, and casting. In an interview, we asked Dr. Schulz about his idea, startup phase, and future prospects. Continue reading

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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