The Humboldt-Innovation has a proven track record of 34 successful spin-offs since its foundation in 2005. In this section you find an overview of Spin-Offs, founded in Berlin, which is ordered by years.
Team:Boris Bandyopadhyay, Leiter der Designentwicklung,,
Reyk Buchenberg, Leiter der IT-Entwicklung und,
Christopher Kabakis, Leitung Marketing und Geschäftsentwicklung
alvari is a berlin-based online-platform for customizable and sustainable interior design. alvari’s online-configurator enables people to create their own design furniture in 3D, photo-realistic and real-time. alvari’s concept is completely sustainable and uses only German wood which is manufactured into high-quality full-wood furniture in Germany (i.e. in Berlin to start with).
FahrtenFuchs enables customers to find, compare and book tour-bus pooling rides and all remote busses. An innovative search algorithm allows users to enter his or her actualstarting point and destination - such as a home address – and always find the best connection. The vision of FahrtenFuchs is to integrate all means of transportation in one platform and improve the efficiency of the transport system in general.
Dr. Niels Beisinghoff,
With its smartphone application BetterTaxi the BetterTec GmbH wants to make taxi driving more comfortable and more sustainable. The app offers booking of normal rides and taxisharing. We want to implement taxisharing as a real alternative of modern transportation. BetterTec is one out of several enterprises which work on more sustainable concepts of mobility and support living without a personal car.
LUDUFACTUR is a specialist for 2D and 3D-mass customisation and offers complete and integrated solutions for providers of personalised goods.
LUDUFACTUR starts with an own platform www.luudoo.de where board and card games can be personalised. Thanks to the exclusive cooperation with leading publishers and manufacturing partners licensed games can be offered for personalisation as single editions. LUUDOO is the first and only provider in Germany that is allowed and able to offer licensed games in a personalised way.
Arno Dirlam (CTO),
Frederik Fischer (CEO),
Torsten Müller (CCO)
tazaldoo is a Berlin-based tech startup that brings social media into the newsroom as a reliable source for reporting. We will provide journalists and other knowledge workers with tools for automated analyses of social media content, and enable them to find, evaluate and use it professionally/in their daily work routine. The tool helps to reduce/minimize/eliminate the biggest drawbacks of using social media as a source: noise, hoaxes and manipulation.
uberMetrics analyzes sentiments and news in different parts of the web like Facebook, Twitter, over 20.000 News-Sites, 80 Million Blogs and forums in over 38 million languages. In addition, special sources from the customer are frequently identified and updated.
Dr. Mirko Caspar,
RapidUsertests is an online-usability-service enabling website-owners to perform quick and easy usability-optimizations of their internet presence. Website owners can obtain usability-feedback from real test-users in under 24 hours.
ecodoc offers ecologically recycled toner and cartridges, together with a software application allowing to efficiently reduce printing ressources, lowering printing expenses up to 60%. Resulting in a reduction of environmental pollution and CO2 emission. www.ecodoc.net
The vision of Life Action Games is to blend reality and new virtual worlds. Aim is the establishment of a global community of adventurous and technology-thrilled people who experience whole new worlds in Life Actions. In an action the borders between real world and game become blurred. Participants immerse into fascinating worlds and extraordinary stories and experience actively through the integration of the latest technologies of augmented reality.
With the flourolytic sol-gel synthesis, a high-capacity and multivalent strategy has been developed and patented at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For the first time Nanoflour enables synthetic access to nanoscopic metal flourides.
Johann Philipp Strathausen
UPcload captures the exact body measurements of a user, standing in front of his/her webcam at home. Body measurements are compared with exact clothes measures, enabling the user to find the perfect fit buying on websites (online-version) and in stationary stores (offline-version). www.upcload.com
Yomiko develops modern digitalization solutions for an interconnected world. Yomiko is simplifying the long-term storage and accessibility of paperbound documents. Yomiko develops products which enable the digitalization and web-based management of analog data. www.yomiko.de
AvailabilityPlus (GmbH) offers value based IT-Management and develops highly available IT-infrastructures. AvailabilityPlus supports enterprises with their strategic planning, with the development of tactical targets and the operationalisation of IT targets.
Sebastian Bacher ,
The online-gaming platform Playotope enables users to create individual games without any prior technical knowledge and share them with other users. Decorative elements for the games can be picked from a broad selection of obstacles, treasures and enemies.
Purposeful publishing of technical content for creating patent/utility model relevant to prior art is known as "Defensive Publication" or "Defensive Disclosure". The background relating to this is the legal clause, according to which a patent right can be given only on inventions, which are deemed to be new.
Founded in July 2008 by Patrick Wilhelm and brothers Yannis und Matti Niebelschütz, MyParfuem launched its website www.myparfuem.com on 01 August 2008. Since this day, the young firm has experienced tremendous growth. Orders do not only come from Germany, but MyParfuem is also in demand from countries like Thailand, the USA or Qatar.
Prof. Dr. W. Ted Masselink,
Dr. Mykhaylo Semtsiv,
The flagship product of Quantiox is the Quantum-Cascade Laser for MIR applications. The QC laser is based on coherent light emission resulting from a cascade of electronic transitions. The focus is the Quantum-Cascade Laser for 3–5 μm MIR applications, which cover gas detection (environmental, medical diagnosis), Mid-IR imaging (medical) and infrared countermeasures.
The skillMap makes knowledge in distributed organisation transparent. The skillMap visualizes the fields of work and expertise of project members and the knowledge exchange among them as a dynamic animated network.
sofatutor is an online video platform that strictly focuses on education and functions as an online alternative to private tutoring. Whether Pythagoras' theorem, Ohm's law or the cell structure: short video clips on the sofatutor.com website teach and explain various subjects on different levels.
Tempelhove is a provider of black box trading software for trading desks (algorithmic trading). Tempelhove offers a software framework for fully automated pattern recognition and program trading on the basis of live market data. The team also designs and develops the algorithms used within that framework. The software is specifically targeted at the institutional investor.
The ZPHU - Centre for Psychotherapie at the Institute of Psychology - is an accredited training institute, which offers vocational training as psychological psychotherapist according to PsychThG, with a focus on behavioural therapy.
123Skins produces individual design skins for electronic devices. tortoise allows the customer to design his laptop, mobile phone, mp3-player or gaming console according to his individual style. The self-adhesive skins are perfectly fitted to the respective devices.
Babbel is an online platform where you can develop and improve your foreign language skills -- the fun way. This sophisticated language learning system automatically adjusts to your ability level and learning speed.
Cyano Biotech GmbH is a spin-off from the Institute of Biology of Humboldt-University, Berlin. The company aims at the commercial exploitation of the results of 20 years of R&D in the field of cyanobacteria generated by the group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Börner (Dept. of Genetics).
Since 2007 GreenCard Consult distributes a computer-based job aptitude test for selection of specialised and management personnel. The job candidates’ potentials are assessed in an one hour intelligence and personality test. The resulting profile is matched to a profile of job demands which is especially derived with the management and HR of our customers.
Acuros produces osmotic, self-regulating, portable and disposable parenteral micro-pumps for slow absorption drug delivery with no further energy source needed. Acuros innovation is based on the principle of osmosis. Osmoregulation means the adjustment of the osmotic pressure at a semi permeable membrane in a steady state. This results in osmosis becoming a precisely adjustable phenomenon for the first time.
The research group „Chemical Sensors“ explores sensor principles based on the field-effect in semi-conductor material silicium. The component can be compared with the transistors used in computers. The high-vacuum coating with specific reacting nano-layers enhances semi-conductor structures to chemical detectors.
Dr. Dan Kramer,
Dr. Torsten Schwenke,
Dr. Heike Enke
Cyano Biotech GmbH is a spin-off from the Institute of Biology of Humboldt-University, Berlin. The company persues commercial recuperation of the results of 20 years of R&D in the field of cyanobacteria, as carried out by the group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Börner (Dept. of Genetics).