We provide insights into potentials, projects and products that have emerged at KIT and are being or have already been developed into market-ready innovations.

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    How we can deal with plastic waste in the future and ensure a more sustainable circular economy.

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    Researchers from KIT investigate fire behavior in German forests in order to derive preventive measures that minimize the risk of forest fires.

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    The metal lithium is a critical raw material for the high-tech and automotive industries. At KIT, several project groups are investigating the sustainable extraction of lithium from alternative…

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    How U-Shift plans to avoid traffic collapse.

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    From initial test series in the family greenhouse to the publication of a user-oriented e-book: A split-cylinder technology developed at KIT is to protect urban greenery against drought stress.

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    From heartbreaking truth to glimmer of hope for those affected by dementia.

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    How microwave technology is reforming 3D printing and opening up new applications for continuous fiber reinforced plastics with multidimensional printing paths.

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    Scientists from Prof. Pavel Levkin's work group at the Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems – Functional Molecular Systems have created a drug discovery platform that enables the synthesis of…

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    How researchers led by Dr. Thomas Blank, together with RCT Power GmbH, have developed a battery management system for stationary home storage systems. The system secures the operation of electricity…

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    How HQS Quantum Simulations, a spin-off from KIT, wants to change research and development of materials and drugs with quantum algorithms fundamentally.

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    With the Kadi4Mat platform, the Institute for Applied Materials at KIT has created a way to combine access, management and exchange of large amounts of research data with their analysis, visualization…

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    With methane pyrolysis in a liquid metal bubble column reactor, KIT scientists and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam have developed a process to use fossil natural…

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    The KIT Institute of Biomedical Engineering is using mathematical equations to develop a computer-based heart model for the targeted treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, thus improving medical research…

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    Researchers of the Institute of Microstructure Technology and the Light Technology Institute at KIT develop highly efficient solar cells by combining silicon solar cells with perovskite thin-film…

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    The start-up SenseING develops customized measurement units based on the principle of LEGO building blocks and brings light into darkness with the modular sensor kit SenseKIT: The combination of fully…

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    The spin-off SIMUTENCE develops software add-ons for the simulation of lightweight components to accelerate processes and minimize risks during subsequent industrial production.

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    Prof. Gert Trommer and Nikolai Kronenwett have developed a tracking system that enables the localization of injured or buried rescue workers in buildings without a GPS signal. Together with iMAR…

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    Christian Kunz, Jun.-Prof. Franziska Mathis-Ullrich and Prof. Bjoern Hein want to make brain surgery safer. In the HoloMed project, they are working on an augmented reality system that offers surgeons…

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    Ph. D. Ottmar Moehler is on the trail of ice-nucleating particles in the air that promote precipitation formation. Together with industry and research partners, he has developed the mobile cloud…

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    As soon as one part of a series-connected solar system is in the shade, the current flow of the complete string is minimized. Sergej Koch wants to remedy this situation with an effective string…

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    Michael Heidinger has developed a circuit that makes LED streetlights more energy-efficient and longer-lasting. Together with GRATZ Luminance and Pfalzwerke, he ventures the field test.

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    Spin-off INERATEC stands for container-sized reactors that convert waste gases into synthetic fuel. Air and sea transport in particular could benefit from the green fuel.

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    Prof. Jürgen Fleischer and Jörg Dittus team up with ARBURG to implement additive manufacturing of fiber-reinforced plastics with continuous fibers. This new production technology could make it easier…

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    With the ValMoNul project, KIT scientists aim to harmonize building automation with the individual needs of their users.

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    Transporting electricity without loss – superconductors make it possible. With a new manufacturing process, KIT scientists want to pave the way for mass production of the technology.

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    KIT, the University of Ulm and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg are researching next-generation energy storage systems. The CELEST platform therefor creates a…

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    A research team led by Prof. Thomas Zwick has worked with industry partners to develop a powerful miniature radar sensor that can make drones smarter and safer for logistics, agriculture or rescue…

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    Professor Ph. D. Bjoern Hein and Hosam Alagi are developing tactual proximity sensors that enable robots to better perceive their surroundings.

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    Prof. Christoph Syldatk wants to use innovative biotechnology to make biomass more profitable as an alternative to petroleum. In doing so, he is specifically focusing on the use of raw materials that…

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    How Prof. Jivka Ovtcharova and her research team are taking driving simulation to the next level in a technology transfer project together with Chinese partners.

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    KIT and ZEISS declare war on product piracy. Printed, fluorescent 3D microstructures offer increased protection against counterfeiting.

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    How GoSilico aims to revolutionize the biopharma industry with simulation software.

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    Together with his research team and regional partners, Prof. Frank Gauterin is shaping the autonomous future of automobility by testing the vision of autonomous driving.

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    Scientists of KIT led by Prof. Peter Nick are fighting against plant extinction. This is not only interesting for conservationists: His ideas have an impact on industries ranging from pharmaceuticals…

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    How Professor Dr. Ute Schepers uses biochemical research as a basis for application-oriented product ideas.

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    Scientists around Professor Dr. Andreas Gerdes are working with industry partners to decelerate the aging process of technical infrastructure and extend the life of new construction projects.

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    How Kinemic GmbH, a spin-off from KIT, wants to revolutionize industrial processes with gesture control software.

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    Bruker Optik GmbH in Ettlingen develops and sells a wide range of Fourier spectrometers for different applications, including instruments for the detection of atmospheric trace gases. KIT scientists…

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    How Steffen Siegel wants to ensure safety under bridges and other rope-tensioned structures.

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    How Eric Gottwald, Stefan Giselbrecht and Roman Truckenmüller want to revolutionize cell tests in the pharmaceutical industry with their company 300MICRONS.

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    How Mathias Franzreb and Andritz AG want to change the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with swirling magnetic particles.

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    How Heike Schuchmann and Marc Schlender want to reduce investment and operating costs in the milk processing industry.

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    How Wilfried Goldacker, Sonja Schlachter and Hong Wu want to protect astronauts as they enter the Earth's atmosphere.

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    How researchers from Karlsruhe, Munich and Kaiserslautern want to make road traffic cleaner with new diesel components.

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    How KIT spin-off Carola Clean Air GmbH fights fine dust in the air with special filters for wood furnaces.

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    How Marcel Ph. Mayer and Michael Frey want to revolutionize steering assistance systems on vehicles.

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    How Michael Hirtz and Sylwia Sekula-Neuner, together with the company EUROIMMUN, want to bring about better times for people with allergies.

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    How Christof Wöll and Hartmut Gliemann are pioneering a new molecular platform technology.

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    How Alexander Colsmann and his team want to turn urban surfaces into power plants with organic photovoltaics.

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    How Steffen Grohmann, together with WEKA AG, is building a sensor that uses consistently incorrect measurements to arrive at correct results.

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    How Lothar Stempniewski and Moritz Urban want to save lives in earthquake zones.

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    How Karlheinz Gelhardt, Vincent Heuveline and Marcel Kunze cleverly combine two trends to process 3D content with cloud computing.

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    How Marc Weber, Hartmut Gemmeke and Nicole Ruiter turn basic research into new products for the world market.

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    How Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus and his team make biological processes visible at the molecular level.

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    How industrial companies, scientific institutes and students jointly develop product innovations.

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    How Tobias Grab, Thomas Baumann, and Michael Baechle are turning technological science fiction into a business model with their KIT start-up cynora.

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    How Hendrik Hoelscher and Matthias Worgull want to clean up the oceans.

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    How Peter Gratzfeld is working on a new generation of public transport.

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    How Iris Pantle, Balazs Pritz and Carlos Falquez want to rid the world of superfluous noise.

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    How Professor Uwe Hanebeck is working with COMSOFT GmbH to make international airspace safer.

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    How Mathias Noe wants to make the power supply in large cities fit for the future.

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    How Clemens Posten and Klaus Slenzka want space travelers to breathe with algae oxygen in the future.

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    How Tanja Schultz turns human biosignals into helpers for everyday life.

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    How Rainer Schuhmann and Anke Ehbrecht reclaim an indispensable finite resource.

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    How KIT founders Alexandra Matzke and Matthias Klaften want to help patients with pancreatic cancer.

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    It was an inspiring encounter: Ph. D. Pavel Levkin and Ph. D. Urban Liebel exchanged ideas by chance in the coffee kitchen of the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics at KIT in 2010. Chemist Levkin…

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    The horrific images of the drought catastrophe in East Africa were with us in 2011. Water shortages threatened the lives of millions of people, not just in Somalia and Kenya. Natural disasters such as…

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    For Professor Kai Furmans, the word swarm intelligence has an important double meaning: On the one hand, he and his team are developing intelligent logistics modules that work cooperatively along the…

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    What if engineers built a bridge without first calculating the structural analysis? What if the walls of a high-rise building were suddenly too small to hold up the roof? Why don't we have to ask…

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    Fruit gums, lemonade, cereal bars, ketchup and instant soups taste completely different but have a lot in common. You can find some food components, such as starches or sweeteners, in completely…

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    The urge to create something new unites science and art. To become entrepreneurs, scientists have to be artists to a certain extent - like a good band; they combine their skills with creativity and…

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    The human brain is extremely powerful - we often don't notice the computing power required to manage everyday things. We find our way to work almost 'as if in our sleep'. We don't think consciously…

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    Kemper County is located in the deep south of the USA. The sparsely populated county in the eastern part of the state of Mississippi is surrounded by large lignite deposits. Since 2011, the Kemper…

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