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Our founding teams are constantly working on their ideas! You want to learn more about them? Here we present previous startup projects and spin-offs of members of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Alpha-Biocare GmbH deals with diagnostics, prevention and therapy of parasitosis in humans and animals. 


APOHELD supports owner of drugstores with HR-Services and marketing coachings to find competent employees and promote financial growth.

attyloid offers technology for the ultrasensitive quantitation of protein particles.

The autodisplay technology enables the cell surface display of small peptides as well as large proteins on the surface of Escherichia coli (E. coli). This allows numerous applications in the area of bioanalytics, biocatalysis, screening and separation. autodisplay-biotech.com


Banana bread for saving food. be bananas saves several tons of bananas from disposal every month. In cooperation with "Ihr Bäcker Schüren," the Australian specialty is made from bananas that retailers consider worthless. https://bebananas.de/


Bookstracts is a platform for textbooks in compressed form, where students can offer or download their summaries for money. In doing so, the providers earn money from each download with their self-created scripts and enable other students to prepare for exams efficiently.


campusrookies.de is the job market for humanities scient in the fields of media, communication and business. The professional team attaches great importance to job qualifying positions and thus supports young graduates entering the job market. campusrookies.de


As a service provider in the field of "Sciences", Capsid offers a broad product portfolio for the natural and engineering sciences, the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy, medical research and process engineering. Capsid manages the career platform jobvector - the science career center for scientists and technicians.www.capsid.de


Citavi is a program for literature administration and management with citations, keyword and site administration. Predecessor was the program LiteRat, which was developed at the HHU.


Clickfood GmbH develops and sells various systems for catering companies. On the one hand apps and websites are developed, on the other hand programs are created in the areas of delivery services, online reservation and table management. Furthermore, it should be exploited that there are new regulations for cash register systems in the catering sector, which will lead to changes in the cash register system in many companies. www.clickfood.de


Deluwak UG operates under the brands focus.FM and dabego.

focus.FM offers binaural audio treatments to enhance your concentration, sleep and relaxation. All audio treatments offered at focus.FM are tested with the help of their own electroencephalograph (EEG) and thus the neurological effectiveness is verified.

Dabego shows the average waiting time for applications. The data are based on past experience reports, from which the average and thus the average waiting time from application dispatch to answer support for different companies is shown. https://dabego.de/

dermanostic - "Dermatologist by App". A digital dermatologist treatment incl. diagnosis, doctor's letter and prescription from specialists after an average of 4 hours. With the telemedicine company dermanostic, the dermatologist can be contacted regardless of time and place, 24/7. https://dermanostic.com/


The services of DICE-Consult GmbH includes the consulting of public and private institutions, companies and persons in competitive and regulatory economic areas.www.dice-consult.de


DOYOBI specializes in the production and distribution of Matchaty, a new ice tea with Japanese Matcha green tea. Matchati is caffeinated and consists of Matcha and directly pressed organic fruit juices.


The publishing house aims to publish research results from different disciplines of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and other universities in a timely and cost-effective manner. www.dupress.de


The Düsseldorf Business School is a public-private partnership of the Heinrich-Heine-University and the Dusseldorf economy. The further education offer of the Düsseldorf Business School is aimed at those who have already completed a university degree and want to deepen their economic and management skills according to international standards. www.duesseldorf-business-school.de


Elona Health is developing a digital health application that supports outpatient psychotherapy through intelligently controlled therapy content and thus increases adherence to treatment and the coordination of treatment processes. Elona thus also wants to become the extended arm of psychotherapists and relieve them in their work. https://www.elona.health

The company ensymm is a project consultancy in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry and food technology. ensymm offers technology transfer, project management and consulting for companies, government organizations, private investors and universities. www.ensymm.com


Epivios devleops test methods that enable an early and more accurate diagnosis of cancer using a simple urine or blood sample. To this end, the company is taking advantage of the epigenetic changes in the DNA, which is an early event of carcinogenesis. www.epivios.de


Erz & Mountain create home decor for a cozy and stylish home by giving classic accessories a design upgrade. www.erzandmountain.de 

Evocatal specializes in enzyme technology and combines "evolution" with "catalysis" to develop tailor-made processes for the production of fine chemicals with the help of biocatalysts. www.evocatal.com


In their blog "The Fancy Lifestyle", two fashion-conscious bloggers report daily about personal fashion trends, the latest hot spots from the international fashion world, press conferences, fancy events and experiences with beauty products. 

The delicatessen - FEINISA- in Düsseldorf offers only selected products from organic farming - from cheese, wine, oils to homemade cakes. In addition, the team of the delicatessen boutique offers individual gift boxes for birthdays, team events & Co. that are shipped throughout Germany.

FES Sensor Technology develops and markets innovative gas sensor technologies. These gas sensors can detect dangerous explosive or toxic and other relevant air constituents, such as Hydrogen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and moisture.



Raman-Spektroskopie is a non-contact analysis method for structure elucidation and material characterizaton. Almost universally applicable, this provides a basis for the solution of industrial issues, such as in quality control, process control and process optimization.

FM Online Factory is the first online store for radio content. FM Online Factory specializes in digital life. The offer includes radio broadcasts, videos, comedy and network news for German-speaking radio stations. www.fm-online-factory.de


Founded form the institute of Computer Science, Formal Mind develops innovative products and customized services in the field of software engineering and IT-based system development which are used in the automotive sector and in passenger transport. www.formalmind.com


With Friendsitting you don't have to spend any more time in expensive hotels or strange accommodations on your journey. Just find a friendsitter who wants to accommodate you.


friendsome is the alternative online contact platform: users can register not only themselves, but above all also friends, family or acquaintances and go looking for contacts for them. Even in the "real" life, friendsome helps to make contacts and organizes introductory events.


Fruping produces the first condiments or toppings specifically for fruits. The goal is to highlight fruit eating as a delicious and natural snack, so that the desire and creativity in preparing healthy dishes comes all by itself. For this purpose, spice blends are created that give fruits a completely new taste and go wonderfully together. fruping.com

German Education Partners (GEP) advises, provides and supervises Chinese students during their training in Germany with a comprehensive full-service package. www.german-edu.com


Glasbote is an online unpackaged shop with same-day delivery service by e-bike - food is offered in jars, creating a circular economy for the jars. Less packaging and less traffic.


heydrate develops different refreshing drinks in powder form which are 100% natural, sugarfree and calorie-free. heydrate helps  to reduce unnecesssary bottle transports and plastic waste caused by dispoasable bottles.


The IIK Dusseldorf is a non-profit education provider. The offer of the IIK includes advanced training on topics such as communication / rhetoric, personnel development / management training, intercultural training and education marketing as well as training for trainers and teachers. www.iik-duesseldorf.de


innoVIVA develops and distributes breath testers for the lifestyle and healthcare market. Through the non-invasive and fast test procedure, innoVIVA offers physicians an innovative device and increases patient well-being. https://www.innoviva.nrw/

intumind offers the intueat 12-week program, with which you can get back an intuitively correct eating behavior and thus achieve your own well-being weight without giving up. The program is based on mental training sessions complemented by PDF lessons. www.intueat.de


Research into numerous serious diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Type 2 diabetes, relies on high purity samples of the amyloid proteins and peptides involved. Due to their harmful effect on the producing organism, these are often very difficult to produce recombinantly. The innovative system developed on the basis of many years of structural biological experience by Isoloid GmbH, a spin-off of the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf and the Research Center Jülich, supplies high-purity samples for laboratories. www.isoloid.de

JB Hyperspectral Devices develops and markets specialized hyperspectral instruments for continuous environmental monitoring. https://www.jb-hyperspectral.com/


Jobstonks is the job portal of the new generation. With Jobstonks, anyone can become a headhunter and earn extra money. Sounds too good to be true? Simply refer friends and acquaintances to their dream jobs and receive three-figure cash bonuses for a successful placement. Become part of the community, because you'll earn more than just a job! https://www.jobstonks.de/

Mabs4.0 Deutschland GmbH is an independent consulting and IT service provider, with a focus on the digital transformation of products, business processes, Business models and the holistic solution implementation.


MaleUp has developed a concealer specifically for men's skin. The mission of founders Joel Selzener and Esad Alper with their cosmetics startup is to put an end to the barriers and stigma associated with makeup for men.  www.maleup.de 

MEDILOGIN - the online platform for physicians, medical students and medical nurses. The CME-certified online courses for dermatology, surgery and aesthetic medicine are available in German, English and Spanish. They also offer workshops and consulting for doctors and companies.


Meerwasser Hardware is a premium supplier of dry aquarium products with a focus on technology for seawater systems. Through a highly selected assortment, the customer should be offered only the best in the industry in order to shorten his search times and increase satisfaction. https://www.meerwasser-hardware.de/


MeliCare is a digital health startup that develops Patient Empowerment Tools to help people with acute and chronic diseases. MeliCare follows the principles of evidence-based medicine and is targeted at integrate their solutions into doctors' routine.

Mentalkraft has made it its business to implement scientifically based programs to promote mental health in the working world. With psychological training, consulting and coaching, Mentalkraft lays the foundation digitally or on-site for resilient employees and managers. www.mentalkraft-stressmanagement.de 

multiBIND is involved in the development of technologies, patents and products for molecular genetics and biomedicine. The main focus of multiBIND is the cross-section technology bioDECONT® with innovative solutions for biological decontamination and disinfection. www.multibind.de


NUMAFERM offers an innovative technology that allows industrial production of peptides to be more cost-effective and yield higher than previous solutions. www.numaferm.com



ODB-Tec is a development and service company for near-market applications of nanotechnology. The products cover a wide range of applications - from the construction industry, through energy generation in large-scale plants, to the solar energy supply of private homes. www.odb-tec.de


Paint the Town Studios is a team of two videographers who design and produce image films, music videos, short films, event films, product films or wedding films.www.paintthetown.de


Phronete is a private institute for philosophy and economics, in which humanities research is to be opened up for topics from the economy and the prestige of humanities related to business should be promoted. https://www.phronete.com/


Poligy revolutionises energy generation with its solar modules. The special: Power generation through heat, an integrated energy storage system and an environmentally friendly manufacturing process. http://www.poligy.com/

Through Predeo, nurses can get individual job opportunities, compare salaries, and find the job they want. The goal of Predeo is to achieve more transparency in the care of the elderly and to respond to the needs of nurses and care facilities.


Priavoid is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic approaches for people with central nervous system disorders. www.priavoid.de


Profil is an internationally recognized research institute for clinical trials in the field of diabetes mellitus. In collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials are being conducted to develop and test new drugs, drugs and products in the area of ​​diabetes and metabolic diseases.


The team of .05 Statistikberatung, consisting of experimental psychologists, provides professional support in the planning and evaluation of empirical studies and also conducts courses for data analysis with SPSS. www.punktnullfuenf.de


QIAGEN is a world leader in the development and manufacture of innovative technologies and products for pre-analytical sample preparation and molecular biology testing for life sicnece research, applied testing and molecular diagnostics. www.qiagen.com


Raccoon is the perfect chocolate for athletes and health conscious people. With over 20% protein, chocolate bars help build muscle, make you more satisfied and help you regenerate after exercise. By eliminating refined sugar and the healthier use of coconut blossom sugar, the blood sugar level is kept stable, thus preventing the usual energy low after snacking. https://www.raccoonchoc.de/


Researching Plus is a is a knowledge and communication service that supports the organization and planning of research projects, excursions and study trips in Germany and Japan. http://researchingplus.com


Rhein Biotech is an operationally independent product developer in the field of biopharmaceuticals, from research / development to marketability with a focus on vaccines. Rhein Biotechs uses its own technology platform for the efficient production of recombinant proteins and is part of the group of Dynavax Technologies Corporation, Berkeley, USA. www.rheinbiotech.com


RheinCell Therapeutics (RCT) operates laboratories for the storage of umbilical cord blood preparations. The company's primary goal is to provide universally and rapidly deployable cell products in the field of cancer immuno-oncology.


richtiggutbewerben.de is a professional online application service that helps applicants to optimize an existing application or to create completely new application documents. https://richtiggutbewerben.de/


The Düsseldorf startup schnaq helps coaches, speakers and lecturers to design their events interactively. The founders have already had experience of this themselves in their professional careers as lecturers and have thus directly developed the solution to a problem. https://schnaq.com/

SCT Spinal Cord Therapeutics GmbH is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the treatment of central nervous system injuries that promote regeneration of injured nerves.


Shoutout is one of the first social media agencies to focus on Instagram marketing, as well as extending the network via Xing, Snapchat and Facebook channels. www.shoutout-agency.com


Sirah Laser- und Plasmatechnik GmbH is a medium-sized company that develops, produces and sells laser systems for science and research. www.sirah.com


The institute offers both classic speech training as well as rethoric coaching and personality training form a single source. The focus of the institute lies in the areas of speech and conversation rethoric, voice, speech art and voice health. www.sprechreif.info


Sprechtopia is aimed at anyone who wants to work on their appearance and communicative skills. On the basis of speech-scientific and speaker-educational methods, each training is adjusted to the needs of the customer. www.sprechtopia.de


Starlson is a platform with attractive leasing offers, purchase offers and financing offers for luxury vehicles. Starlson combines high-quality vehicles with background information, innovations and lifestyle in its magazine. https://www.starlson.de


Stegis - greening for a home. To create new living space in cities, improve the air and save CO2, the startup offers low-maintenance greenery for window sills and trash can boxeshttps://www.stegis-home.de/

Strive is a high-tech startup in the live streaming industry. The team has set itself the goal of properly awakening all existing players in the market through innovative, disruptive technology. By means of their technology, viewers with common strength provide for a stable, high-quality data transmission and save for the provider so up to 90% of the traffic - completely device and software independent! Go live with strive! https://strivecast.com


telepano produces professional and high quality 360 degree panoramas. Specialized technology enables a virtual tour of various locations, such as business premises, shops and outdoor areas. www.telepano.de


Tellbird brings word of mouth Marketing into the 21st Century: The electronic customers-advertise-customers platform incentivizes recommendations for products and services from local suppliers.


Trinkkost ("Drink Food") is a full-bodied, certified organic food shake made from ground organic fruit and vegetables that contains all the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Trinkkost is the filling meal for several hours in bottle form. www.trinkkost.de


TunaTech is a spin-off from the Institute of Metabolism, Ecophysiology group. The company focuses on the offspring of demanding fish species such as the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. www.tunatech.de


Volunteers can find volunteer programs, compare and book directly on the Internet platform. Social projects can advertise on the platform volunteer programs and address a variety of volunteers around the world. https://www.volunteerworld.com/


Who Moves revolute the recruiting process for IT professionals and want to counteract the shortage of skilled workers. The digital platform is intended to support SMEs in the entire recruiting process for national and international specialists in order to reduce costs, increase effectiveness and minimize risks. https://whomoves.de/

X-Zyme develops and produces innovative enzymes and chiral intermediates. Its product portfolio includes extensive enzyme libraries, color tag protein (CTP) technology and a range of enantiomerically pure products.


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