Business start-ups

Employees of the University have gone into business and brought developments to the market with successful products and services. The following is a selection of these start-ups and their business ideas:

Heliatek GmbH

organic solar cells for photovoltaic energy generation

U-L-M Photonics 

(now Philips Photonics GmbH) vertically-emitting laser diodes

InMach GmbH

intelligent machines and utility vehicles


diamond cutters and diamond-based microcomponents


world-wide leading provider of nanoanalytical microscope systems (Raman, AFM, SNOM)

immersight GmbH

augmented reality, virtually perceptible room concepts