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.
Mind Intelligence is developing a technology that enables robots to solve problems which require human intuition and empathy. By this, we will facilitate the use of robots in areas that can only be executed by humans today.
Year of foundation: 06.07.2017 Mentor: Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart Institute: IT
Dipl.-Biol. Lars Bähr,
Dr. Robert Lehmann
CellDEG GmbH is a young biotech company specialized in innovative cultivation systems for microalgae. Based on our unique and patented membrane-mediated CO2 supply, CellDEG provides modular cultivation solutions that allow for fast and reliable production of biomass and natural products. CellDEG is aiming to establish a new standard in lab scale cultivation to exploit the full potential of photosynthesis performing microorganisms.
Year of Foundation: 2016 Institute: Department of Theoretical Biology Mentor: Dr. Ralf Steuer
Dr. Markus Dahlem,
The Newsenselab GmbH aims at making chronic diseases that manifest in episodic attacks controllable for patients.
Newsenselab aims at being the leading manufacturer of software algorithms in the field of predictive health care. The migraine app M-sense is the first product to realize this vision. By continuously monitoring vital signs and physical data and analyzing this data, we offer migraine sufferers early attack detection and treatment methods to reduce them.
Year of foundation: 2016 Institute: Department of Physics Mentor: PD Dr. Niels Wessel
Branch: E-Commerce Intelligence & Digital Marketing Analytics
Our vision is to blend Data-Science with Marketing-Science. We integrate Artificial Intelligence into Digital Marketing Analytics for E-Commerce. In doing so we put the focus on bringing together an outstanding team.
Year of Foundation: 2016 Institute: Institut für Informatik Mentor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Lessmann
ZIMMER steht für stilvolle Fahrradtaschen und Portemonnaies. Unsere Fahrradtaschen sind Begleiter für den ganzen Tag, ob am Fahrrad, in der Uni oder im Park. Ihr Design ist dezent und alltagstauglich.
Richard von Schaewen,
Aaron is my reliable assistant for questions around Computer & Co.
Do you feel helpless, as you printer refuses to print despite all attempts? Are you frustrated, because emails are not sent? Time to call Aaron! We help you to arrive at a much more convenient, harmonic computer experience - by phone and if required via secure remote support.
Year of Foundation: 2015 Institute: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Pinkwart
kaputt.de is an online platform to compare repairing solutions. Users can find manual to repair on their own, repairmen, spare parts, new devices and recycling options. Currently the offered services are concentrating on smartphones, but the spectrum of products is expanding constantly.
Year of foundation: 2015 Institute: Library and Information Science Mentor: Prof. Vivien Petras, PhD
Team:Maximilian Wonke ,
With a background in natural gas research, Promethano provides comprehensive hard- and soft-ware solutions to support research within the field of aerogenic and anaerobic microorganisms. Additionally, we can produce measurement tools adapted to the specific experiments you might want to lead in the context of your research.
Year of foundation: 2015 Department: Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences Mentor: Prof. Dr. Uwe Schmidt
GroupEstate makes it easy to buy a jointly-owned property. Buy your home, together with the help of friends and family. Split the cost of buying with several co-investors. Use our free tools to organize the whole process, including legal and financial support.
Dr. Marc Scherfenberg
(OFFTIME) is a service, first as an Android app, that makes switching off easily and effectively possible. By creating its own "shutdown profiles" you can block calls, messages and notifications for a selected period. Department: Department of Psychology
Team:Dr. Nicolas Scharioth,
Dr. Jörg Ossenkopp,
biopinio is a mobile research app specifically for the organic industry: By providing a user panel consisting of organic consumers companies can quickly gain insights into their consumer behavior. The technology allows users to answer polls at their convenience. Other apps in mobile market research are being planned.
Year of foundation: 2014 Institute: Institute of Social Sciences Mentor: Prof. i.R. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Wegener
No limits, just your creativity: Webpgr brings the cost reductions and speed improvements of do-it-yourself web builders to professional web design. Modern, animated websites can be created without limiting templates and without coding.
Year of foundation: 2014 Department: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Leser
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).
Belegmeister offers an app to automatically create your travel expense reports for Apple iOSand Android. In combination with the S.a.a.S.business travellers can take pictures of their receipts on the go and upload them to their Belegmeister profile.
Belegmeister captures items such as date, gross- and net amounts as well as VAT from your receipts and merges them automatically to a complete travel expense report.
Year of foundation: 2013 Department: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Johann-Christoph Freytag
Conatix is a spin-off of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin that is reinventing business research: helping companies to do market, investment and strategic research better, faster and cheaper. Conatix is building a semi-automated business intelligence system to enable companies to discover, source, structure and share previously unstructured data and information from outside their organizations.
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.
Year of foundation: 2012 Department: Geography Department Mentor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz
famany is the first and only employer review service focused on work-life balance and offers a new and effective way for Employer Branding with meaningful company profiles, strategic partnerships with relevant service providers (B2B & B2C), job offers, meaningful content and a seal for the “best” companies.
Mondrian Maps is a mobile location-based service that gives more meaning to the world because it visualizes the subjective experience of users on a map. It is able to map the entire scope of emotional experience that results in a beautifully colored "affective heat-map".
Year of foundation: 2013 Department: Department of Psychology Mentor: Dr. Arndt Schweiger
The shoutr.Boxx is a location-based digital content distribution and point of sales system that is able to serve high-volume data such as videos and multimedia to smartphones in vicinity: location-specific content is made available with a few metres accuracy. The shoutr.Boxx companion apps are available for Android and iOS. It even works without an app. All you need is a browser.
Year of Foundation: 2013 Institute: Institut für Informatik Mentor: Prof. Dr. Björn Scheuermann
Team: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.
Year of Foundation: 2012 Institute: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Ph.D. Freytag
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.
Year of Foundation: 2012 Institute: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Eisert
Die survey research & evaluation GmbH ist eine Ausgründung der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, an der die Humboldt Innovation GmbH beteiligt ist. Medien- und Sozialforschungsstudien werden auf hohem wissenschaftlichen Niveau umgesetzt. Jede sozialwissenschaftliche und evaluative Fragestellung wird mit adäquaten (quantitativen wie qualitativen) Methoden bearbeitet und beantwortet.
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.
Year of Foundation: 2012 Institute: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Freytag
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.
Year of Foundation: 2011 Institute: Department for Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Leser
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.
Year of Foundation: 2011 Institute: Informatik Mentor: Prof. Burkhard
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.
Year of Foundation: 2010 Institute: Department of Economics Mentor: Prof. Günther
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.
Year of Foundation: 2010 Institute: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Malek
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.
Year of Foundation: 2010 Institute: Department of Chemistry
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).
Year of Foundation: 2010 Institute: Department of Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Meffert
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.
Year of Foundation: 2010 Institute: Berlin School of Library and Information Science Mentor: Prof. Seadle
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.
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.
Year of Foundation: 2009 Institute: Department for Computer Science Mentor: Prof. Freytag
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.
Team: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.
Year of Foundation: 2008 Institute: Department of Physics Mentor: Prof. Masselink
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.
Year of Foundation: 2008 Institute: Economics and Business Administration Mentor: Prof. Paulssen
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.
Year of foundation: 2007 Institute: Chemistry Mentor: Prof. Hecht
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.
Year of Foundation: 2007 Institute: Cultural Sciences
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).
Year of Foundation: 2007 Institute: Biologie Mentor: Dr. Kramer
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.
Year of Foundation: 2006 Institute: Biology Mentor: Prof. Ehwald
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.
Team: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).