Companies and Technology Transactions
Siemens Technology Accelerator (STA) has an extensive and successful track record in spinning-off, selling and licensing innovative Siemens technologies.
MetisMotion: Ultra-dynamic high force linear actuators
MetisMotion develops, manufactures and sells electrically powered linear actuators which provide exceptional force densities, dynamics and robustness. These qualities arise from a combination of solid-state actuators (high force and power density, exceptional dynamics) with microfluidic gearing systems.
MetisMotion actuators are
- 80% smaller
- 5 times lighter
- and up to 10 times more dynamic
than comparable electromagnetic drives.
MetisMotion customers mostly belong to the automation, automotive and aviation industry – all under increasing pressure to provide more electric, smarter and cleaner solutions to their respective customers.
Smart Multianalyte handheld detection for bioanalytics
Biomensio is a fabless technology company developing a unique mobile biosensing platform. Biomensio’s approach to mobile biosensing is radically different from its competition. Other technologies don’t support cost-effective multiplexed detection of biomolecules in a miniaturized array format. In contrast, Biomensio’s globally patented Mass-Sensitive Microarray (MSMA) sensor being a semiconductor technology can be freely scaled from only a few to hundreds of parallel detection points in a miniaturized array cost-effectively. The MSMA sensor is integrated into a cost-efficient fluidic cartridge inserted in a mobile hand-held reader for rapid bioanalytics.
Bimensio’s platform provides an easier access for the OEM partners to develop on-site bioanalysis products and services. Tests made for traditional centralized lab equipment can be adapted to Biomensio’s on-site diagnostics platform, allowing for a potentially unlimited menu of high-sensitivity tests to reach the on-site test market. The platform can be leveraged to take advantage of the growth opportunities in the mobile diagnostics market in multiple verticals including drug-of-abuse, food safety, clinical diagnostics and home-based testing.
Arelion – Smart Optimization
Arelion offers innovative optimization software tools, plug-ins, products and customer specific solutions that solve even very complex quantitative optimization problems. Arelion’s software solutions excel when optimization problems are subject to dynamically changing boundary conditions and when good results need to be available within very short time frames. Due to the special architecture of Arelion’s technology, implementation is quick and integration with customers’ IT infrastructure is straightforward. The core technology has originally been developed in cooperation between the Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz, Austria, and Siemens CT, Munich.
Arelion concentrates on selling sector specific standard software as well as offering software tools and plug-ins to integrators and other software product developers that require a high performance optimizer.
SESMOS - a novel integrated screening and validation process for drug discovery
SESMOS is developing a novel integrated screening and validation process for drug discovery. The core of the technology is based on miniaturized small molecule libraries and fully quantitative and quality controlled biophysical screening technologies from the University of Edinburgh, linked with an innovative label free biosensor chip technology from Siemens AG.
Based on its proprietary (ultra) high-throughput screening ability of drug targets, SESMOS is operating a hybrid business model, combining internal discovery programs with service offerings to the pharmaceutical industry.
odos imaging – high resolution 3D time-of-flight systems
Odos Imaging is a technology focused company specializing in the development and manufacture of vision systems for the capture of high-resolution 3D images, using time-offlight technology.
Founded in 2010 and based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Odos Imaging offers both complete systems and component technologies for use in logistics, industrial automation, agriculture, traffic systems and numerous other demanding applications
Infrared sensors by Pyreos – a unique thin film technology with performance advantages for many applications
Pyreos develops and markets unique pyroelectric mid- to far-infrared sensors and detectors. Range of applications is gas and flame detection and measurement, and analysis of foods, oils, and fuels.
Local positioning systems by Symeo – radar based distance and position measurement
Symeo develops and produces technology components and complete systems for distance measurement and local radar-based positioning for industrial applications. Symeo equipment works reliably under harsh conditions that include vibration, extreme temperatures, dust and harsh weather.
Polymer-based electronics by PolyIC – printed chips for an array of applications
PolyIC produces printed polymer electronics, using a technology based on electrically conducting or semi-conducting plastics printed on flexible polyester substrates. Printed electronics enable low-cost RFID tags to be produced for use in mass applications such as logistics, authentication solutions, displays and other complex systems.
Panoratio delivers highly effective business applications regardless of extremely large volumes and siloed data.
Panoratio is dedicated to the delivery of big data analytics applications for Business experts and B-to-B solution providers.
Leveraging Panoratio's analytics application development platform, they
- explore and discover ways to make use of data for business growth
- uncover the root cause of a problem, provide insight, propose the solution
- deliver faster results (on average up to 4x faster than conventional data analytics tools)
- process all types of data (all formats, all sizes, all quality levels)
Memoratio is a Data Driven Business Builder
Memoratio is focussed on building data driven ventures at speed. Fusing the power of technology, artificial intelligence and design thinking to deliver intuitive usability and responsible digital innovation to businesses and people.
Memoratio operates in venture building in three ways: By building launching and spinning off their own, proprietary data driven ventures, by joint-venturing with organizations to discover data driven growth opportunities and by launching new, qualified and fitting ventures and with external entrepreneurs and founders.
Critical Care monitoring from Sphere Medical
Sphere Medical is developing the first, continuous, connected and automated, blood gas analyser for critical care and operating theatre patients. Proxima measures blood gases, electrolytes and metabolites allowing for faster and more frequent results displayed at the bedside. The automation of the blood gas test will allow for closer control of unstable patients and the identification of unexpected deteriorations quicker, leading to improvements in morbidity and mortality.
Wireless and battery-free sensors from EnOcean – green, smart and wireless
EnOcean is the global market leader in wireless, battery-free sensor systems for the “green building” sector. For example, the mechanical energy generated by pushing a light switch can be utilized to emit a radio signal that switches the lighting unit on or off. Maintenance-free and flexible, EnOcean’s sensor technology represents a unique solution that assures shorter installation times and lower life-cycle costs for electrical installations, in addition to promising significant energy-saving potential.
Test data analysis with optimiSE – for systematic optimization of tests in manufacturing
OptimiSE GmbH develops and markets software applications for the analysis and optimization of manufacturing test processes in the semiconductor and electronics industry. OptimiSE software applications enable customers to improve test quality while reducing the total cost and time required for testing.
WORKERBASE provides an End-to-End Software and Hardware platform to digitize manual work processes in manufacturing and logistics. The lightweight Industry 4.0 Software and the Industrial smartwatch allow to reshape legacy processes and realize immediate returns on investment based on a SAAS business model.
Founded in 2007, Curetis is a molecular diagnostics company which focuses on the development and commercialization of reliable, fast and cost-effective products for diagnosing severe infectious diseases. The diagnostic solutions of Curetis enable rapid multi-parameter pathogen and antibiotic resistance marker detection in only a few hours, a process that today can take up to days or even weeks with other techniques. In 2017, Curetis founded Ares Genetics, a subsidiary developing and commercializing AI-powered solutions for the prediction of drug response in infectious diseases based on next generation sequencing technology.
BioVendor Research and Diagnostic Products is an internationally active biotechnology company with its own research, development and manufacturing and international sales and marketing network. It has specialized in the development of original immunoassay kits for the detection of novel hormone-like proteins and protein biomarkers as well as related antibodies and recombinant proteins. Recently it is also focusing on novel topics known to be of great interest among the scientific and diagnostic community – microRNA biomarkers, liquid biopsy, exosome isolation, and immunodiagnostic multiplexing and automation.
SVOX AG is the leading provider of embedded speech solutions for the automotive and mobile device industries. The use of flexible software architectures allows for optimized Automatic Speech Recognition, Text-to-Speech and Speech Dialog Solutions that can be easily customized to customers' technical requirements and market needs.
Axis Three is the leader and a pioneer in the development of advanced surgical simulation tools for the cosmetic surgery marketplace. The company’s products include precise surface anatomy capture, innovative simulation technology, interactive three-dimensional (3D) models and tools for planning surgery.
Thermosensorik GmbH develops and manufactures systems for non-destructive testing of materials and components based on heat flow thermography. Its product range comprises high-resolution infrared camera systems, manual measuring systems for laboratory use, and fully-automated in-line measuring systems for the non-destructive detection of cracks, cavities other flaws.
Micronas, a global semiconductor designer and manufacturer, is also a leading supplier of cutting-edge integrated circuit and sensor system solutions for consumer and automotive electronics. Micronas’ product portfolio includes an array of microcontrollers and sensors for use in vehicle dashboards, body control, motor management and comfort functions.
L-1 Identity Solutions (formerly Viisage) combines industry-leading face, finger and iris recognition technologies with state-of-the-art authentication capabilities to successfully address all aspects of managing identity solutions. The company’s products are used by federal governments, civil agencies, law enforcement and border management agencies within the U.S. and in many other commercial operations.
Konarka focuses on the development and production of flexible, low-cost, lightweight solar cells that can be printed as film or coated onto surfaces using roll-to-roll manufacturing. Konarka solutions can enable consumer electronics such as cell phones and portable music players to be charged using indoor or outdoor light.
ICOS is a leading global developer and supplier of inspection equipment, primarily for use in the back-end semiconductor and electronics assembly markets. The company supplies equipment for the visual inspection of integrated circuits before their integration into applications such as PCs, portable phones and cars.