The founding teams at HMI 2022

Philipp Hauff

Two teams will present themselves every day. It starts on Monday, May 30, 2022 with the start-ups FastCast and Nutribit.

FastCast Ceramics.

Ceramics is our passion. It enables the production of high-tech products as well as products for everyday life. At FastCast Ceramics, we have developed an innovative slip for the production of porous high-performance ceramics on an ecological basis. The sustainable slip can be combined with all sintering materials and shaping processes. Thus, our ceramics can be used flexibly and can be applied in different areas and industries. In this way, we want to make a contribution to enabling efficient and economical production of the high-tech products of the future.
FastCast Ceramics is a spin-off at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and the European Social Fund through the EXIST program “EXIST Research Transfer”.


We are Nutribit, an AI startup from Karlsruhe, and we want to revolutionize meal tracking. Currently, this is still quite a frustrating task, sometimes taking several minutes just to detect a single dish. With our first app DishDetective we are going to change that! All it takes is a photo of the finished meal and the app will instantly display the calories and nutrients of the meal.
With this, we want to make food tracking motivating in the long run and help our users reach their goals.

On Tuesday May 31, the teams of SafeAD and SensING will be at the “Young Tech Enterprises Exhibition of KIT-Gründerschmiede”.



Who we are, what we do.
SafeAD is developing cardless autonomous driving to revolutionize mobility outside metropolitan areas. With this cardless technology, autonomous shuttle buses can be widely and profitably deployed outside very dense urban centers. SafeAD equips shuttle buses with its own autonomous system and offers the entire system to customers. The three founders spun off SafeAD from KIT and FZI, respectively, after completing their doctorates.

Why are we excited to be at HMI:.
The HMI gives us the opportunity to present our company in front of a large audience, which we hope to make exciting new contacts.



Who are we? What do we do?

We are a young company in the field of sensor technology and electrical engineering and develop energy-efficient IoT total solutions. With our specially developed sensor systems for the detection of environmental conditions, we achieve extremely long battery runtimes or use energy harvesting to map fully automated processes. In addition to the hardware, we offer our SenseCloud, a software tool for the evaluation and visual processing of the data.


Why are we excited to be at HMI?.

We are particularly pleased to have the opportunity to present our company at a trade fair of this size, especially because the topic of networking is more topical than ever. In addition, we look forward to many exciting conversations and especially meetings with potential business and network partners.

On Wednesday June 10th you can meet Bytefabrik.AI and prenode at HMI 2022.


Who are we? What do we do?

Bytefabrik.AI is your co-pilot for better data-driven decisions! Our software uses existing machine and process data to suggest ways to improve process and product quality. With our easy-to-use self-service solution, aimed at users with no IT skills, you can take data that was previously used exclusively for machine control to a new level. Intelligent analyses can be configured and applied to live data with just a few clicks. This allows you to quickly pinpoint quality problems, improve maintenance processes and reduce scrap.

Our solution is particularly targeted at companies that want to build a data analytics infrastructure with simple tools. Our process-oriented approach integrates different roles, e.g. domain experts, maintenance staff and data scientists – via our software, you analyze production data, improve communication based on “data stories” and, virtually along the way, gather valuable knowledge regarding improvement potentials and “best practices”, which our software uses for intelligent predictions and recommendations for action.

The special feature: Our solution is based on an open source solution developed by us for the simple analysis of machine data – thus ensuring a fast and risk-free entry into data-driven decisions.


Why are we excited to be involved?

“Hannover Messe is a great platform to meet with a wide range of industry representatives and potential customers in a short period of time and discuss face-to-face how we can help companies make better data-driven decisions with our software.”



Who are we? What do we do?

prenode implements AI-based functions to improve local manufacturing and products.

We are a high-tech company based in Karlsruhe, Germany, focusing on the implementation of secure and robust AI- systems in production.


Why we are happy to be at HMI:.

As a young high-tech company from Karlsruhe, HMI offers great opportunities for us to get to know industry partners better, to exchange ideas with many companies in the field of AI and cloud edge solutions, and to gain new insights and partnerships.


On Thursday, June 02, the Digital Power Systems and Respeak teams will be on site.

Digital Power Systems

Who are we? What do we do?

DPS develops and manufactures digital power electronics and power supplies to ensure that electronic products operate reliably for decades.


Why are we excited to be at HMI?

We are pleased to present our concept for long-life power electronics to existing and future customers and to address new markets together with you. We are already helping customers worldwide in automation and lighting technology to design critical applications safely and reliably.


Who are we? What do we do?

Respeak is a spin-off of the PhD students Dr. Jasper Feine & Dr. Tim Rietz from the research group Business Informatics I of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The startup is active in the topic of corporate education and training by rethinking the way self-directed learning is done today. Instead of leaving learners alone with content, Respeak’s mission is to provide employees with the best possible training experience. To that end, Respeak has created a platform to create versatile and adaptive learning bots that digitally enable social and motivational learning.

Why are we excited to be at HMI?
HMI is one of the most important and versatile trade fairs in Germany and therefore a unique opportunity for us to make exciting contacts and present ourselves to a broad audience. Operational learning is an essential part of the guiding theme “Digitalization & Sustainability” of the fair, in the achievement of which we are happy to support.



Who are we? What do we do?

Inventife has developed a smart home sensor for young to old. Our room sensor enables a smart home that truly understands its occupants. Compared to traditional motion detectors, we can detect the state of occupants through the world’s unique person behavior detection. Thus, we enable true smart home automation and safety features such as instant accident detection. If you are interested, feel free to check out our website where you will find a lot more information about our system.


Why are we excited to be at HMI?.

Inventife is already looking forward to meeting new prospects at the Hannover Messe. As a startup, we can’t wait to be part of such a large and international trade show. This makes us as a young startup already really proud. We would also like to thank the KIT, which made such a unique opportunity possible for us in the first place. We are looking forward to welcome you in hall 3 at booth A12 of the KIT and to present our world novelty.

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