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The nominees of the Startup Competition 2015

WAVELABS Solar Metrology Systems GmbH

Branch: Measuring and Process Technologies

The solar industry has an annual production of several gigawatts of solar cells but generates large financial risks due to an inaccurate measurement of the most important product characteristic, the efficiency. Conventional solar simulators use xenon lamps as light sources which does not allow accurate and stable replication of the sun and comes with a low lifetime. WAVELABS eliminates this problem with its innovative instrument, the replica of the sun with LEDs.

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Airrays GmbH

Branch: Information and Communication Technology

The transmitted data volume in mobile networks is doubling every 18 months. Airrays addresses this problem with a game changing radio technology for mobile communication base stations. Instead of broadcasting a signal to a complete cell, Airrays' antennas are focusing the radiated signal directly to the user leading to tenfold better capacity and efficiency of a cellular system. Airrays has found a unique modular approach to create these complex antennas.

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Conbox GmbH

Branch: Information and Communication Technology

We merge television and the web by providing a cloud platform which enables broadcasters, agencies and content providers to build innovative TV applications and new advertising solutions. The data, delivered by our cloud, is synchronized to TV pictures by an easy-to-use data delivery and synchronization mechanism. Furthermore, our cloud platform connects first and second screen devices to create an exciting new TV experience.

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etage8 GmbH

Branch: Crafts

The goal of the Mormor brand is to be supportive to elderly people and people with physical constraints through affordable, functional and well-designed furniture in order to preserve mobility as long as possible. The impressive innovation lies in the combination of handrails with pieces of furniture. The modular designs are mass-customizable and meant to be sold online.

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Team ‘FMC - The Ferroelectric Memory Company’

Branch: Cleantech / Energie

Today, in a world of highly integrated micro-and nanoelectronics, no single ‘Integrated Device Manufacturer’ and no single Chip-Fabricator is able to build leading edge products in all spheres of business. Our business idea sets IDMs and foundries in a position to integrate the most energy efficient solid-state memory worldwide into their own product portfolio. We offer a perfectly matching and scalable memory product especially for the smart mobile devices market.

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Team ‘Inlay Insert Technologies’

Branch: Automotive

The INLIT ‘Inlay Insert Technologies’ project combines the weight and performance advantages of multi-part brake discs with a simple and economical assembling process. Through the use of radial elastic steel inserts, which are inserted as part of the sand core in the sand mold, we created a unique multi-part brake disc. The concept is suited very well for mass production of lightweight multi-part brake discs. The production costs compared to other multi-part brake discs could be halved. The weight advantage is outstanding and not reached by other concepts.

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Team 'manelec'

Branch: LifeScience

Using a manual wheelchair always means putting a high effort into moving, especially in rugged terrain. The manelec puts an end to some of these limitations. Allowing the users to easily change the conventional tires of their own manual wheelchairs by adding the manelec electrical power module, this innovative hybrid drive supports their physical capabilities individually.

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Team ‘NAVENTIK’

Branch: Information and Communication Technology

This project is to develop and introduce an innovative satellite navigation receiver (GNSS) for automotive mass-market applications. With the help of this receiver, our customers are able to meet the demanding requirements of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected vehicles, which leverages the commercial implementation of completely new ADAS functions and functions for autonomous driving.

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myonso.de

Branch: Crafts

myonso is the world‘s first web-based configurator, which can create orthopedic orthotics with just a few clicks. With the aid of pointed questions about the foot and the special pain configurator, the user creates individual and customized orthotics to relieve discomfort and avoid the deformity of the feet. All those information are modelled by a CAD-software, milled in CNC-technology and shipped directly to the customer`s home.

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SEs Solutions GmbH

Branch: Automotive

Storage space is a relevant factor in the purchasing decision for a car. Many compact and family cars do not offer enough space for millions of sports enthusiasts, young families and families with dogs. Our roof box systems are not visible but provide extra storage space at the touch of a button, aerodynamic and stable (CFK, GFK based). They are mounted within 30 sec. on numerous car models of all car manufacturers.

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SIOD GbR

Branch: Information and Communication Technology

SIOD allows companies to gain attention and increase their visibility by bringing light and animation into printed products like advertising and packaging. This is done by integrating ultrathin and flexible low cost light sources (OLEDs). These Surface Integrable Organic Diodes (SIODs) are printed at low cost and raise the awareness by a factor of 4-8 in comparison to conventional static advertisements.

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