Successful spin-offs from SPI-MP

Here you will find successful spin-offs in which SPI-MP was involved
[Photo: Traces Universität Stuttgart]

Cause health - Your health. No compromises

CAUSE pursues a vision of preventive health management that is as unique as each individual. The founders of the start-up believesthat the future of health lies in individuality. Through customized products, innovative tools and specially tailored protocols, it strives to strengthen health and well-being of their clients. The aim of CAUSE is to give everyone the opportunity to raise their well-being and quality of life to a new level. The start-up envisions a future in which preventive health management is not an option, but a matter of course, because each of us is unique with unique health needs. 

That is why CAUSE is dedicated to developing supplements and health routines that adapt to people and accompany them on a daily basis.

You can find more information about this start-up here.

Plant-based composites

Lightweight construction is all about saving raw materials and materials, as well as manufacturing and energy costs. Particularly with moving masses (airplanes, cars, elevators and robot arms), lightweight construction can increase the payload and reduce operating costs. At the same time, producing suitable materials for this is a major challenge.

Scientists now see new potential in the use of natural fiber-reinforced plastics. These represent a subgroup of fiber-reinforced plastics and, like bio-based materials, ensure significant CO2 savings. In this type of composite material, natural fibers such as flax, hemp, jute, kenaf or wood fibers form the fiber reinforcement that gives the polymer matrix - usually polypropylene (PP) or polylactide (PLA) - improved mechanical properties.

The aim of this EXIST-funded spin-off is to produce new composite materials with a proportion of plant fibers so that they can subsequently be used in lightweight construction.

Contact: Mathias Engelfried, Institute of Aircraft Design

Personalized bicycle grips

The start-up Personomic is a spin-off of the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Production Equipment (ISW) at the University of Stuttgart. The founders produce customised, 3D-printed bicycle grips that reduce the strain on hands when cycling thanks to a perfect fit and improved cushioning. The researchers have developed software that allows customers to scan their hand geometry using their smartphone. Once the product has been purchased, the data is automatically processed into a personalised product shape and the bicycle grips are additively manufactured.

Contact: Paul Eichinger, Personomic

To the top of the page