Current Teams of the Start-up League

In addition to open start-up consulting, there is also admission to an exclusive start-up community, the Start-up League. We support students, alumni, employees and professors of the Munich University of Applied Sciences, as well as selected external start-up teams free of charge in the development and implementation of their business idea. Our goal is to use our experience and the SCE network to offer you help on the path to market entry, applying for grants and obtaining funding.

The Start-up League includes a number of intensively mentored start-up teams supported under HM and SCE specific funding programs (Start-up Certificate - next Deadline July 03, Start for Future and DICA) or public funding programs (EXIST, FLÜGGE and KickStart@HM of the BMBF). These selected teams are supported on their way as successful founders with qualified consulting, coaching, workshops, networking and, depending on the funding program, also with workspace in the incubator and material resources. Every year, the incubator supports numerous start-ups from a wide range of industries on their way to market. Students, professionals or founders without a university background are more than welcome with their innovative start-up projects. Apply for one of our support programs to become part of our start-up community!

Get to know the current start-ups in more detail below!

Metraspace

 300

Industry: Mobility

Metraspace – Mobility as a Service, nutzerorientiert und unterirdisch

Metraspace ist ÖPNV ohne Wartezeiten und Zwischenstopps, wir lösen die vielen drängenden Probleme der urbanen Mobilität, darunter Unfälle, Lärm und lange Reisezeiten, und das für Städte, Pendler und Anwohner. Ziel ist es, den bestehenden öffentlichen Nahverkehr durch autonome elektrische Shuttles zu ergänzen. Diese sollen in kleinen, bezahlbaren Tunneln betrieben werden und so eine skalierbare unterirdische Infrastruktur ermöglichen.

Funding program: Start for Future

Across Property

 169

Branche: AgTech

Clearchain – Safer and quicker tracking system for agri-food companies

Clearchain is a blockchain-based tracking system. We tackle the critical points in the supply chain of agri-food products. Thanks to a system of sensors we guarantee to agri-food companies both transparency and safety in every point of the chain. Our purpose is to safeguard both brand identity of producers and health of consumers from the consequences of dealing with a defective batch.

Förderprogramm: Start for Future

Ympact

 275

Industry: Retail & E-Commerce, Sustainability

Ympact – For a sustainable lifestyle at ease. Impact starts with You.

Ympact is a product search and brand discovery platform for a sustainable lifestyle at ease. With verified brand impact profiles, we not only make it easier to find more sustainable products – but we also establish trust and transparency between consumers and brands.

Funding program: Start for Future

www.ympact.earth

SmartMove

 205

Industry: Mobility

SmartMove – Your Ride, Your Price

SmartMove is a public transport application that supports tourists in finding the right ticket for their individual travel trip. Via a short query, SmartMove recommends the three best ticket options and thus provides assistance with the confusing ticket offer of international cities. This way, tourists save time in front of the ticket machine and possible additional costs due to the wrong purchase. In the long term, the team plans to implement their ticket assistant europe-wide.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

NF Mask

 300

Industry: Healthcare

NF Mask – Clear facemask that is effective and resuable

NF Mask is a clear, effective and resuable FFP2 mask that helps caregivers to communicate better with care receivers. The product was inspired by UK government research that revealed that "Many patients, service users and healthcare workers have requested a transparent version of a face mask. A transparent face mask can support communication between those who have hearing difficulties or are deaf, patients/service users with cognitive problems such as dementia, and those with learning disabilities." This mask is lightweight, anti-fog, comfortable and cost effective. It presents a more sustainable alternative to single-use mask.

Funding program: Start for Future

www.nfmaskz.com

hyperdrives

 175

Industry: Mobility

hyperdrives – keeping electric motors cool

hyperdrives has a vastly improved cooling concept for electric motors. This is achieved by guiding the coolant through small channels in the winding – the heat is dissipated directly at its origin. The improved cooling allows to downsize the motors by 30 – 50% and thereby saving valuable materials like magnets and copper. The downsized motor also features a better efficiency in the drive cycle boosting the range by up to 10%. With these huge benefits hyperdrives contributes to a sustainable and affordable future mobility including cars, trucks, ships and aircraft.

Funding program: Start for Future

www.hyperdrives.de

MYLK

 190

Industry: Food & Beverage

MYLK – The most environmentally sustainable oat milk ever

MYLK develops a POS oat drink hydration machine, which saves emissions and costs by significantly reducing transport, storage and packaging needs. The priciple additionally allows environmentally conscious customers to bring and refill their own bottles, thus creating the first true full cycle, zero-waste solution in its product class. Furtermore, it permits individual container/serving sizes beyond the standard 1L prepackaged alternatives, as well as adjustable flavor intesity by increasing or decreasing the viscosity of the drink according to the customer’s preference. In a fast growing market it stands out with a unique customer experience and the most holistic approach to the philosophy of sustainability, which has been a corner stone of oat drinks since their inception.

Funding program: Start for Future

Across Property

 235

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Across Property – One step ahead

Across Property is a software that enables real estate investors to make evaluated financial decisions. Based on up-to-date market data users can make more reliable risk- and profit predictions for future projects. Across Property uses AI to analyse data from hundreds of thousands of real estate objects on a daily basis – visualized into easily comprehensible insights.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

www.acrossproperty.com

Art-Glove

 300

Industry: Med Tech

Art-Glove – Your hands best friends

Art-Glove is a self-massaging glove that uses vibration and air pressure to relieve the pain and stiffness of the hand for people who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Art-Glove provides a massage through vibration and air pressure. These two systems combined provide an accurate and enjoyable massage. Additionally, this massage can be customized according to the user preferences. There are different vibration options which its intensity can be graduated and as well different air pressure options. Art-Glove is a portable, light, and fingerless glove that provides flexibility to the users and allows them to perform their preferred activities while getting a massage.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

www.art-glove.com

CENSAI

 147

Industry: Energy

CENSAI – The central energy nervous system

CENSAI functions as a central energy nervous system for your building. While considering all devices (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lightning and other IoT devices) in your facility, the artificial intelligence develops and engages highly efficient control strategies in order to reduce your energy consumption to a minimum. An infrastructure exploring a cloud-edge component architecture will lead to peak performance. With an extensive reduction of CO2-emissions, CENSAI contributes towards a carbon neutral real estate sector. 

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

Checkademia

 300

Industry: Education

Checkademia – Get inspired, find your passion!

Checkademia is the AI-based study choice coach that helps prospective students discover their passion and choose the right course of studies. In addition to AI-based study choice recommendations, the offer also includes an online course that accompanies the entire study choice process, including live webinars and a community. Checkademia wants to contribute to the happiness and success of prospective students and at the same time reduce the incredibly high dropout rate of ~30%. With the help of Checkademia, hopefully everyone will know what and where to study in the future!

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

CircON

 300

Industry: Circular packaging, Sustainability, Food & Beverage

CircON – Circular packaging on demand

​CircON offers circular packaging solutions for take away applications, which reduce waste in urban hot spots for the entertainment and food vendors.​ The amount of waste created by single use packaging in German cities has risen massively. At the same time regulatory and societal pressure has risen on food vendors. CircON solutions provide circular packaging containers as well as the necessary infrastructure and logistics – hassle free for customers and consumers.​

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

SKOR

 300

Industry: SportsTech

SKOR – BE SMART, LET’S PLAY DARTS TOGETHER

SKOR is an ecosystem in steel darts focusing on simplifying competition, connecting people and hosting dart tournaments. With a disruptive camera technology for dart position recognition, we offer an automatic scoring system which can capture statistics, performance and enable virtual dart tournaments.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

Entust

 155

Industry: Social Entrepreneurship, Education, Media & Communication, Tourism, Health

Entust – The digital marketplace for passion and learning

Entust is a peer-to-peer sharing economy platform that helps talents and passion seekers create a new lifestyle where they can do business through their passions. We address people who would love to live by doing what they are most passionate about as well as those who are seeking for something new in their life. It's a clear win-win situation for all users and they can enjoy authentic experiences. Therefore, we are building an intuitive application to spread our vision; creating a world where you are just a click away from living by your passion.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

www.entust.com

HoliRate

 188

Industry: Sustainability

HoliRate – How green do you travel?

Our goal is to create a rating platform that analyzes vacations based on selected environmental aspects and allows the users to compensate or exchange parts of their journes. HoliRate supports ecofriendly travel behaviour. The current awareness on travel impacts is too low and actions need to be taken now to establish environmentally friendly travel as the new standard. For the majority of tourists planning a sustainable trip is often associated with additional efforts, expenses and sacrifices. Through a customer-friendly rating system HoliRate evaluates trips and thus raises awareness about their environmental impact. The user receives concrete tips, a transparent sustainability score and ways to make the trip more environmentally friendly.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

www.holirate.com

nadar

 253

Industry: Sustainability

nadar – Early warning system for detecting forest damages

nadar offers an early warning system to detect changes in forest condition using satellite data, deep learning and automation to combat forest degradation and help foresters improve the resilience of their forests. Changes such as storm damages, wildfires, drought stress or bark beetle infestations are localized in near real-time. An automated alert is sent to inform foresters of the location and extent of a change. In the future, the nadar team plans not only to map the current state of forests, but also to apply AI to make predictions about vulnerable forest areas and warn foresters before irreversible damage has occurred.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

www.nadar.earth

SwitchBoomBang

 153

Industry: Fire Prevention, Production and Manufacturing

SwitchBoomBang – The multifunctional practice door for task forces

SwitchBoomBang is a multifunctional door with modular construction that enables task forces to practice breaking doors with various forcible entry tools. Due to its easily changeable doorframe modules it allows to simulate all common door systems in the European region on just one physical model. In a profession where every second can make the difference between life and death, each move must be spot on. SwitchBoomBang internalizes and improves movement patterns for forcible entry scenarios and prepares task forces for any emergency where breaking doors within a very brief time is essential.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

SPACE

 107

Industry: Agtech

SPACE – Your field in a box

SPACE is a modular and stackable hydroponic system that is suitable for growing vegetables regardless of the location. It shortens the supply chain from grower to consumer and shifts the share of value creation in favor of the grower. Due to the closed structure, water and nutrients are used optimally, thus making a valuable contribution to saving resources. The vegetables grow protected from external influences and stay fresh longer by preserving the rootstock, therefore counteracting food waste.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

Wasteful

 300

Industry: Construction/Recycling, Production and Manufacturing

Wasteful. – Turning waste into infrastructure

At Wasteful we turn the secondary hard to recycle mixed plastic into durable, long-lasting Infrastructure. Our team members come from different fields to develop a new generation of building products. We provide to the developers, construction companies and architects an ecological, long-lasting and beautiful building product solution. Our long term goal is to create a mobile factory that will allow the goods to be locally produced. With lower CO2 emissions for production and transportation. With impact for the local community.

Funding program: Start for Future, Start-up Certificate

www.wasteful.earth

Omegga

 138

Industry: BioTech

Omegga – a non-invasive, spectral solution for in-ovo sexing of chicken embryos

Omegga enables the detection of the sex of chicken embryos through its proprietary, non-invasive and cost-effective technology based on spectral analysis before the seventh day of hatching - when the sensory sense of the chicken embryo is not yet developed. In Germany alone, Omegga's technology offers the potential to save up to 45 million male chicks from being killed each year and can thus help solve a major ethical challenge in the layer industry. From 2022, chick killing will be banned by law in Germany. The Omegga technology offers German layer farms, which are under pressure, an alternative that will comply with the law in the future. 

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM

www.omegga.eu

Traindoo

 104

Industry: Sports Tech

Traindoo – a solution for training planning, tracking and analysis for strength coaches of professional athletes.

Traindoo is a holistic solution for individual training planning, tracking and analysis for strength coaches of professional athletes. It solves the problems of an inefficient (isolated solutions) and inaccurate (missing database) training planning process. The combination of a software and hardware product consists of the three product components: 1) planning software with partial automation (PLANNING) 2) hardware sensor (TRACKING) and 3) machine learning algorithm (ANALYSIS). Traindoo's vision is to combine an AI trainer software with a hardware sensor to provide correct and sports science based strength training to mass sports athletes.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST

www.traindoo.io

Advogarde

 300

Branch: Law

Advogarde - helps lawyers and clients solve legal problems more efficiently and intuitively.

Advogarde's vision is to create the digital law firm of the future in which the client is once again the centre of attention and lawyers can solve mandates efficiently with the help of the latest technology. Solving a legal problem should be as easy for the client as buying a product on Amazon, and the lawyer should no longer have to solve any standard cases independently thanks to automation software. To this end, Advogarde is developing a platform that supports lawyers and clients in solving legal problems.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

www.advogarde.de 

OMIND platform

 137

Industry: HR and others (data and knowledge management)

OMIND platform – creates an OPEN INNOVATION mindset

OMIND platform is a digital platform that establishes an OPEN INNOVATION mindset between employees and empowers companies to share knowledge and collaborate across organisations. According to the motto "Only what is measured can be improved", we offer an employee-centred platform that bundles the following measures:
1.   Automated data collection and data analysis.
2.   Assessment of the open innovation mindset of employees
3.   Measurement of knowledge exchange between employees
4.   Demand-driven and game-changing HR practices.
As a result, OMIND platform playfully incentivises, motivates and rewards employees to participate in open innovation. This sustainably establishes an open innovation mindset among employees inside and outside the company.  

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST

www.omindplatform.com

NAOTILUS

 228

Industry: Energy

NAOTILUS – Modular monitoring software for district heating systems

Naotilus is an innovative modular expandable monitoring platform for collaborative technical operational management of district heating systems. We bring together what belongs together: the digitalisation of maintenance and the continuous monitoring of technical systems. We enable technically adept programming laymen to create digital value from operational data. For fitters and technicians, we formalise and digitise maintenance and repair protocols. Formalised protocols can be integrated with us into digital value creation and used for predictive maintenance. District heating suppliers optimise their costs, customer satisfaction and sustainability with Naotilus. 

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST

AgraCheck

 300

Industry: Agtech

AgraCheck – Find digital solutions for agricultural businesses 

AgraCheck - Finding digital solutions for farms. AgraCheck is an information and comparison platform for digital agricultural products that helps farmers to digitalise their farms. With AgraCheck, farmers have the opportunity to easily, transparently and free of charge obtain information on all currently available products from every manufacturer of smart farming technologies. In addition, based on voluntary information, these are individually tailored to the respective farm. 

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST

www.agracheck.com

 

Energiewäsche

 170

Industry: Sustainability

Energiewäsche – The ecologically perfect washing machine, saving 70% energy

Energiewäsche is building a washing machine for private households that is perfectly tailored to the requirements of the German energy transition and climate protection and not only offers 70% electricity savings compared to today's appliances, but is also optimised to run on the highest possible proportion of photovoltaic and wind power. Initially conceived as a high-end product for a particularly environmentally conscious target group, in the long term we want to establish a new technical standard for the entire washing machine market - which has the potential to save approximately the annual electricity generation of a medium-sized coal-fired power plant nationwide.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM

gutfeel

 300

Industry: Research

gutfeel is a market research-as-a-service platform to make market research and testing fast, easy and efficient for companies in the FMCG industry.

Do it yourself market research makes it possible to obtain representative feedback from the customer group flexibly and in the shortest possible time.
1.   question creation using various appealing question types
2.   distribution to demographically defined target group
3.   participation of the gutfeel Monitor via a mobile app
4.   Automated evaluation and analysis of results
We want to revolutionise access to customer feedback for companies so that people benefit from innovations that they actually need and want.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate

Puray

 300

Industry: MedTech

Puray – Self disinfecting cather to prevent infections

Urinary tract infections caused by catheters are among the most common hospital infections with a share of around 25%. They sometimes lead to serious complications for patients and enormous additional costs for the health system. The Puray catheter is actively and continuously disinfected by UV radiation during the treatment period. It effectively eliminates all known viruses and bacteria - including multi-resistant germs - and is at the same time harmless for patients and medical staff. In this way, catheter-associated urinary tract infections can be prevented proactively and without the use of antibiotics.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM

www.puray.de

 

VOCALISTO

 300

Industry: Internet of Things (IoT)

VOCALISTO – Soundproofed vocal sessions anytime and anywhere

VOCALISTO develops a mobile voice platform that solves a typical problem of singers and audio content creators who want to practice and record their sessions regularly while avoiding noise disturbances towards other people and on their recordings. The handy soundproofing solution enables to sing at home or in public with full voice and constant air supply without being noticed by noise. The associated smartphone app, which includes recording and playback features, provides a new ecosystem for audio creators, in future.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM

https://www.vocalisto.com

MamiWater

 300

Industry: Food & Beverage

MamiWater - Decentralised and sustainable production of beverages

Bottled beverages are a massive source of waste and CO2; according to Euromonitor, 500 billion plastic bottles are produced annually. In addition, taste is not generic and consumers cannot customise drinks to their preferences. We are developing a digitised beverage dispenser that will act as a platform for flavours and allow customers to customise their drinks. Our innovation will reduce plastic consumption and CO2 emissions to almost zero, lower costs (no middlemen) and save time.

Funding program: DICA

www.mamiwater.de

Nix & Kix

 300

Industry: Food & Beverage

Nix & Kix – The drink with a Zing!

Nix & Kix is a lightly sparkling soft drink, made from only natural ingredients, offering a delicious taste and a sprinkle of spice for a perfect pick-me-up. Our award-winning all-natural flavour combinations mean we’ve no need to add sugar, artificial sweeteners or unnecessary calories to make our drinks taste great and provide a flavourful zing with every sip!

Funding program: DICA

www.nixandkix.com

Optiwiser A.I. Solutions GmbH

 300

Industry: Supply Chain & Logistics

Optiwiser A.I. Solutions GmbH – we boost your supply chain performance through the power of AI

Optiwiser A.I. Solutions provides an AI-driven Demand Planning & Inventory Optimization software specifically tailored to the needs of the Food & Beverage industry, with the mission to digitize and automate our customers' entire supply chain department using state-of-the-art AI-Technology.

Funding program: DICA

www.optiwiser.de

The Smart Container Company

 300

Industry: Internet of Things (IoT)

The Smart Container Company: The future of Draught Beer

The Smart Container Company has developed Kegtracker, patent-pending IoT technology that connects medium-sized containers such as beer kegs, and casks to the internet. This technology measures volume, location, temperature and motion for each container, in real-time. At the moment the keg tracking industry has access only to analogue technology such as RFID tags and Bluetooth Beacons. Our technology provides access to more knowledge about the keg than anyone else in the industry, and allows us to solve numerous existing problems for the benefit of increased revenues, lower operational costs, and a reduced carbon footprint- enabling the world’s most sustainable and technologically advanced supply chain for beer.

Funding program: DICA

www.smartcontainer.co.uk

aephus

 182

Industry: Med Tech

aephus is modular jewelry with automatic fall detection and notification function. With its modern design and optimal ease of use, aephus particularly addresses users who are deterred by existing products due to high technical and design inhibitions. aephus conveys a feeling of safety and increases self-confidence for one's own mobility in everyday life. In the long term, the team plans to use the data gained from falls to develop an A.I.-based system for fall prediction, with which falls can be prevented altogether.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM, EXIST

HEALYXZ

 300

Industry: Med Tech

HEALYXZ is a wearable and smart patch that relieves pain for people who suffer from intramuscular pain due to injury or chronically. Due to lack of movement and poor posture, approximately 1 in 5 people worldwide suffer from intramuscular pain. HEALYXZ aims to give these people back quality of life by relieving their pain. All this happens without injections or costly in-patient medical treatments. Instead, it is based on therapy with soothing heat and cold, through easy-to-use HEALYXZ patches that can be worn directly on the skin like a plaster. HEALYXZ can be regulated via a smartphone and perfectly integrated into everyday life.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM

steptics

 300

Industry: Med Tech

Steptics uses a patented, industrialized and automated production process to reduce the manufacturing costs of high-performance foot prostheses, thereby providing access to maximum mobility for people with amputations worldwide. In addition, due to their late individualization within the production chain, the prostheses can be tailor-made to the specific requirements of the patient.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM, EXIST

www.steptics.com

Pandia 3D

 300

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Pandia 3D develops and sells software that enables anyone to generate high quality, high detail 3D models – in real time and at the push of a button. We use the newest breakthroughs in software and hardware to make this capability accessible to a wide range of users.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST

www.pandia3d.de

curevision

 300

Industry: MedTech

There is currently no standard for the documentation of wounds in medicine. Wounds are only documented in two dimensions and under changing conditions, causing a loss of important information. With our new approach to wound documentation, we are offering doctors and researchers the opportunity to present wounds in a three-dimensional and uniform manner. 

In this way we enable fast, reproducible and objective wound analysis.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, KickStart@HM, EXIST

ARA

 300

Industry: Real Estate & PropTech

ARA is the platform for "Lighting and Sensoring as a Service" . We offer project developers of "Green Buildings" a modular construction kit for lighting and building technology. Modularity enables easy interchangeability of components.

ARA stands for: 

accessibility - easy access to components

re-usability - reparability and reuse of components

adjustability - possibility to upgrade the system at a later date

ARA closes the loop of the Circular Economy with a service platform.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST

cStream

 200

Industry: Mobility

cStream manufactures innovative fluid pumps and compressors with a higher performance in terms of weight and volume compared to conventional pumps and compressors.   

This innovation enables cStream to increase the range of electric vehicles, equip mobile delivery robots with cooling systems and to improve the life quality of diabetes patients with tiny insulin pumps.

Funding program: Start-up Certificate, EXIST, FLÜGGE