Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Start-ups and Spin-offs

Kamedi GmbH

Kamedi GmbH was founded in October 2018, arisen out of an award winning IMT student team. We are developing the heat_it, a compact and robust smartphone add-on to treat insect bites in seconds by applying heat to the affected skin area. It is plugged into your smartphone and controlled via app.

heat_it will always be in your pocket. It will tackle itching and swelling from various insect bites adjusted to your personal skin sensitivity. No chemicals, just heat, perfectly suitable for children and adults.
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LabNet Optics GmbH

The LabNet Optics GmbH, based in Karlsruhe was founded in September 2015. The Laser optical expertise comes from the development team of VISOLAS GmbH which was hived off from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) 5 years ago.

The company appeals to customers the solutions for optical measurement and analysis tasks or sensory need. Depending on customer requirements LabNet Optics GmbH provides a suitable solution for photometric, turbidimetric, nephelometric or fluorescence measurements.
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memetis is developing and fabricating foil-based miniature actuators made from Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) for a number of different applications. Foil-based miniature SMA-actuators allow high switching-forces in small dimensions being easy to integrate and flexible in design. By microstructuring miniature SMA-actuators and using customized rapid-manufacturing technologies, the actuators are quickly adapted to market- and customer-needs.
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microworks GmbH was founded in 2007 as a spin-off from the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) at the Karlsuhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. microworks stands for high precision at the crossroads of micro and nano technology. Microworks’ core competence is X-ray lithography which allows the highest aspect ratios and a precision well below 1µm within a wafer and from wafer to wafer.

Microworks controls the entire chain of production, from layout and mask making to UV and X-ray lithography up to electroplating and surface finishing. Attention to detail, exacting standards: microworks is dedicated to high-precision microfabrication.
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The Voxalytic GmbH was founded in 2014. Our business is based on customized and chip-based micro coils enabling highly efficient products for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and miniaturized transformers.
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