Start-ups and Spin-offs


StraightUp is an intelligent wearable that tracks and permanently improves your upper body posture.

Using a novel sensor principle made from shape-memory-alloy wires, AI-supported posture detection, personalised user profiles and workouts, we aim to generate well-founded recommendations for improving back health. Say goodbye to unspecific back pain and hello to a healthier you!

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BioMEMS Consulting

BioMEMS Consulting provides individual and targeted advice on all questions concerning the applicability of microsystems technology in the life sciences and biomedical engineering.

BioMEMS Consulting offers individuals, companies and research institutions (companies and institutions, individuals, training) a compact knowledge transfer into the extensive subject area of BioMEMS. Each project is adapted to the individual needs. Of course, your wishes and ideas will be taken into account at any time.  First technological questions and possible applications can be discussed quickly and confidentially. Consulting, planning and training as well as coaching are thus provided from a single source.  Further Information:


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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