Our startups represent quality
INITS is one of the first and best places to go for investors who want to invest in early stage high technology (early stage FTI) startups or in more mature health technology startups.
Acceptance into one of our programs significantly increases a startup's probability of success and is an indicator of its special quality.
WHAT OUR INVESTORS SAY
"As a frequent juror of INITS Demoday and meanwhile also a multiple investor, it is always a pleasure for me to see how the - often very technology-focused - teams develop into clearly structured and focused early-stage start-ups in just a few months. The colleagues at INITS are doing a great job to achieve this. The implementation of science and research into the entrepreneurial future of Austria works excellently through INiTS!"
"INiTS is the first address for technology-oriented early stage startups from universities in Austria. The extraordinarily high quality in selection and incubation, the intensive support and open access have led to the fact that some of Austria's most successful startups have gone through the INITS school. I myself have invested in myClubs and have made very successful exits with Shpock and mySugr, two great INITS alumni. I can only recommend INITS as a source of exceptional technology startups to any business angel!"
"It is not without reason that INiTS has for years now been considered one of the best university start-up incubators in the world: There is hardly a successful Viennese company in the life science industry that has not passed through the guiding and shaping hands of the INiTS team and its mentors. Our portfolio company Themis has also received energetic start-up support from INiTS. With the support of companies in the field of digital health, INiTS is now setting new standards, and the Health Hub Vienna initiated by INiTS is now an internationally recognized program for startups in this expanding market segment. For me, 'inits-inside' is a seal of quality for innovative startups from Vienna - and a reason to shortlist companies for our funds."
"For years INITS has been our most valuable partner in searching and finding successful investments. The results are impressive: Three investments (Zoomsquare, Eversports, Cashy) and one exit! In addition to the investments, we can always rely on expert advice and sector-specific know-how. We are looking forward to further joint successes!"
"The high quality of INiTS for startups can undoubtedly be seen from the number of INiTS alumni who have already become successful companies. But what I personally appreciate most about INiTS: They are also available in an appreciative and open manner to interested parties and investors of the startups for advisory and sparring discussions. Many thanks to the INITS team for this!"
"As a venture capital investor, we see incubators and accelerators as important market participants that optimally prepare tech startups for their further development and the requirements of venture capital investors. INiTS does an excellent job in this area and is regarded as a high-quality deal flow channel for seed and follow-on financing. With Themis Bioscience, Miracor Medical Systems and myClubs we have startups in our portfolio that were former program participants of INiTS and have developed very well since then".
OUR STARTUPS - AN EXTRACT
APEPTICOAPEPTICO develops peptide-based products targeting chronic and life-threatening diseases. By focusing on synthetically produced protein structures, common risks associated with gene and cell technologies are avoided. The PEPBASE(TM) and PEPSCREEN(TM) platforms significantly reduce costs and shorten time to market.
Blue Danube RoboticsBlue Danube Robotics was founded in 2013 and produces safety solutions for the cooperation of humans and robots in mass production to make robots safe for humans and thus more efficient. The patented AIRSKIN® is a robust, pressure-sensitive skin that is easily mounted directly onto the robot. It is available for almost any robot and application and is the only solution for End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)."
ECOPecop is a technology company that manufactures rotary heat pumps for industrial use using a novel, multi-patented technology. In this way, ecop supports companies in recovering energy, protecting the environment and saving costs.
FLUIDTIMEWith qando, the number 1 route planner for public transport in Austria, Fluidtime developed the first real app in 2009 as we know it today. A total of around 15 million queries are counted per month in the participating cities. With Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Linz and Klagenfurt, the app is in use in five of Austria's nine federal states. This makes qando one of the most successful apps in Austria. Today, Fluidtime is an internationally significant technology provider in the field of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).
FoodnotifyFoodNotify started with FoodNotify recipe management and the food database behind it - including fully automated labeling of allergens, nutrients and additives for easy compliance with the Food Information Regulation (LMIV) and today focuses on the comprehensive digitization of the food service industry.
KiwiSecurityKiwiSecurity is the leading manufacturer of video analytics and video control center solutions that transform video surveillance into a proactive tool. By intelligently analyzing relevant image information, video surveillance is automated for the first time. KiwiSecurity's unique and patented product "KiwiVision® Privacy Protector®" allows video surveillance in strict compliance with the European Data Protection Directives.
LexoGenLexogen is a biotech company focused on RNA and whole transcriptome studies using Next Generation Sequencing technologies. The technologies and products developed since 2007 are used by thousands of scientists around the world.
LITHOZLithoz specializes in the development and manufacture of materials and generative manufacturing systems for the 3D printing of bone graft substitutes and advanced ceramics. The founders Dr. Johannes Homa and Dr. Johannes Benedikt have built up extensive expertise in the field of generative manufacturing of advanced ceramics through their many years of research work at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2011, they founded Lithoz GmbH as a spin-off of TU Wien.
MarinomedMarinomed is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative products in the field of respiratory and ophthalmic diseases based on patent-protected technology platforms. The Carragelose® platform comprises innovative patent-protected products for the treatment of viral infections of the respiratory tract. The Marinosolv® platform enhances the efficacy of poorly soluble active ingredients specifically for the treatment of sensitive organs such as the eyes and nose. The company was founded in 2006 and has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2019.
MedicusMedicus AI is an intelligent platform and app that interprets medical reports and health data and translates them into easy-to-understand, personalized explanations and health insights. Medicus AI's intelligent coaching provides health tips and actionable steps to build sustainable healthy habits.
mySugrThe mySugr team has developed a diabetes app in collaboration with doctors and psychologists to replace the necessary but unpopular diabetes diary and improve the quality of life of those affected. The mySugr app is a certified medical device and carries the CE mark. mySugr was founded in 2012 and acquired by Roche in 2017 with more than 100 employees and over one million users.
ONDEWOONDEWO aims to revolutionize the way machines and humans communicate. The sophisticated call center AI provides a high-quality and automated interaction that improves the customer experience, relieves employees and increases efficiency.
PHENARISPhenaris is a spin-off of the Pharmacoinformatics Research Group at the University of Vienna and deals with all aspects of molecular modeling with a focus on drug transporters, data mining and in-silico toxicology. The team translates its more than 20 years of experience in cheminformatics and data science into concrete products to support toxicologists and medicinal chemists in their daily work.
PrintstonesPrintstones focuses on developing 3D printing and digital on-demand production processes and solutions for concrete and other cementitious materials. The company has developed a robotic 3D printing solution and a digital on-demand production system.
ShpockSince 2012, Shpock has become one of the largest and fastest growing mobile-first classifieds marketplaces. The goal was to provide a platform where second hand buying and selling is easy and fun, and beautiful used things don't end up in the trash. Shpock was acquired by Schibsted, one of the long-established giants in the classifieds sector.
SIMCharactersTo improve the outcomes of more than 15 million premature births per year, neonatologist Dr. Jens Schwindt founded SIMCharacters in 2012. With Paul, the training simulator, SIMCharacters takes the next step into the future of medical simulation.
Themis BioscienceThemis has focused on vaccines and immunomodulation therapies for infectious diseases and cancer through its measles virus vector platform. The company was acquired by MSD, a subsidiary of US-based Merck & Co, Inc.
TubolitoThe two technicians Christian Lembacher (chemist) and Akos Kertesz (mechanical engineer) are the founders of Tubolito. Starting from a durable, lightweight and robust material for speaker membranes in the smartphone industry, the two developed a unique technology to produce high-tech bicycle tubes from a special thermoplastic elastomer.
UBIMETToday's international weather service UBIMET, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, is the competence center for meteorology and severe weather warnings. Founded by Dr. Michael Fassnauer and Manfred Spatzierer, UBIMET has become one of the largest and fastest growing independent providers of meteorological.
usePATusePAT is a provider of accurate measuring solutions. With a patented ultrasonic technology, well-controlled ultrasonic fields are used for spatial particle manipulation in liquids to improve measurements in industrial fluids.
ZoovuZoovu is the leading technology provider for AI Conversational Search. Companies around the world use Zoovu to increase their reach, drive revenue, and gain valuable insights into customer behavior. As a proven enterprise software, Zoovu solves the problem of low conversions on digital channels and drives future growth.
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