TUW i²ncubatees


BYRD offers scalable e-commerce fulfillment to online retailers

byrd gives online shops access to a professional and international e-commerce logistics network. With byrd, online retailers can outsource everything from the storage of their products to picking, packing and shipping of their e-commerce orders and focus on their core competencies such as marketing or product development instead. Thanks to byrd’s distributed network of e-commerce fulfillment locations, retailers can make use of warehouses that are close to their end customers and benefit from fast shipping and attractive shipping conditions. All processes are completely automated and trackable in real-time thanks to the byrd software which connects the retailer’s order management system to the warehouse. byrd currently has 10 logistics centers across Europe and has already empowered hundreds of online retailers to bring their logistics to the next level.
Contextflow. See beyond a single case.

contextflow revolutionizes the medical information search process with the help of deep learning: our 3D image-based search engine for radiologists looks for regions of interest within images (currently 18+ patterns in lung CTs); when a suspicious pattern is detected, we immediately find visually similar cases, descriptions and relevant reference information, affording doctors easy access to knowledge currently hidden in large medical image data and their associated reports...all within seconds. No more paging through books, guessing the right keyword or consulting various text-based reference search engines. In addition, our software can be configured to allow for prioritization of cases where patterns of interest are detected.

Huber Scientific is providing novel scientific equipment for multiple purpose experimental approaches

Huber Scientific develops novel solutions for experimental equipment used in the fields of Electrochemistry and Solid State Ionics. These innovative setups not only enable completely new experiments, but also allow for the first time a combination of different, complementary methods. Huber Scientific will also supply completely new designed and improved test equipment for standardized measurements, which is much easier to repair, simpler to use and much cheaper than other test stations already available on the market. Up until now, research groups worldwide had to develop and build their own measurement equipment since for many experiments no commercial setups were available. This often resulted in makeshift equipment of varying quality with no long term support.
With years of experience in designing high quality and easy to use and upkeep experimental equipment, Huber Scientific will help research groups all over the world to focus on what they are doing best: Delivering top notch science.

Legitary provides an algorithm to detrct anomalies and in particular fraud in streaming revenues
Music was digitalized while the auditing process for music streaming was not. Music streaming services, record labels, music managements and even auditing
companies struggle to keep track of billions of music streams occurring every day and invoice the proper royalties. Legitary developed a new statistical method, applying machine learning, and implemented a patented algorithm to detect anomalies and in particular fraud in streaming data. This method is not
only applicable for the music streaming market, but also for video and game streaming. We start a new era in royalty accounting, where streaming auditing is finally digitalized and thus, becomes fast, precise and affordable for the mainstream. Legitary gives you the ultimate tool to gain control over your royalties and brings fairness and transparency to the industry. Earlier this year we won the Midemlab in Cannes, which is the most important music startup competition in the world.


Generates Virtual Worlds.

Architects, 3D artists and other creatives spend a lot of time using low-level digital tools to materialize their ideas. Our mission is to boost their creativity by supporting their expression on a higher level. Based on research in generative design at the TU Wien, we developed Michelangelo, a unique platform for collaborative design. It generates complete 3D scenes only from brief descriptions, allowing the users to rapidly explore various prototypes. Finishing adjustments can be easily performed by adding more specific descriptions at any abstraction level. Michelangelo extracts templates from existing designs all over the cloud and reuses them automatically to create new 3D content. We currently target applications in modular architecture, game design and dataset generation for AI training.

We from floorible want to have a VR tour for every singe real estate ad.

Floorible creates content for VR tours as well as 3D and 2D visualizations for real estate marketing. By using a common floor plan, our Deep Learning algorithms do all the work fully automated.



Snipedy is a video-quoting and sharing service focusing on the messaging market.

Today, video generates the most traffic and 12x more shares than other posts on social media. Users are confronted with a huge amount of video content and filter the most important parts within 15 seconds. Marketers also have to deal with this limited amount of time to transport their main message. With Snipedy you can cut out short parts from already existing videos (e.g. You-Tube), bookmark and share them. With their snackable length they are perfect for short messages or sneak previews. Call-to-actions and the backlink to the source-video are attached in the end of every so-called “Snip”. Also, links to a specific product or website can be included.Snipedy focuses on private messaging to reach users who stay out of public conversations on social media but discuss topics in private messages. Compared to other services, we only create a quote of the video referencing back to the original source without making a copy. Snipedy is a new marketing tool: Let the crowd promote your content!

Organize yourself.

Building planning, construction and operation are becoming more and more complex as the demand for energy efficiency and sustainability rises. Planers, building developers and facility managers are confronted with heterogeneous, incomplete and contradictory data produced by multiple stakeholders. The City Designer Framework delivers the right information at the right scale to the right member of the planning, construction or facility management team. It enables seamless integration of all relevant simulation tools to provide reliable design and construction support, ensure proper operation and identify optimisation potentials at every stage of the process. It is an all-in-one team-work environment based on a dynamic open data model. You are the designer and owner of your BIM data. You can keep the overview at all times. You can understand and manage your BIM data both in time and in space. We provide the tools to empower you and your company.

UGP materials – CRYS* – the future of composite materials

UGP materials produces CRYS, the only polyimide with high crystallinity worldwide. It is produced in patented hydrothermal geomimetic polymer synthesis.
UGP materials is currently in its final days of pre-founding.
This structure gives the product superior attributes in terms of:
• thermal stability
• tensile & compressive strength
• ultra-light weight
CRYS can be used in composite materials of all kinds from coating, sport equipment, electronics up to aeronautics. Its unique structure allows production of very small particles to be used in all kind of composite productions processes. It can be used when sintering a composite, for usage in films and additional reinforcement for resin based composites like carbon fibres.
The patented production process achieves both the described attributes as well as being green by reducing the need of chemical components in production of imides. This is achieved by a crystallization of the product in pure water instead of using toxic solvents and catalyst like it is currently state-of-the-art.

Artificial researcher

Your scientific knowledge provider.

Artificial Researcher is an information technology company and a start-up in the text mining industry. The company was founded by TU Wien alumni and entrepreneur Linda Andersson, CEO, together with her sisters Jenny Andersson and Nina Andersson and fellow researcher Dr. Florina Piroi. AR-IT has received funding for two research prototype projects 'Artificial Researcher in Science supported by Vienna Business Agency and 'Artificial Researcher in Open
Access' supported by Austria Wirtschaftsservice. We will within these prototype projects develop novel and innovative scientific knowledge management systems, including patent data for AR-OpenAccess, tailored to the needs of information search professionals, researchers and students. Additionally, AR-IT provides consulting services and software development solutions for smaller projects to industry partners producing real-world AI text mining applications.

Forget injections- Just take a pill

Many drugs have to be administered to patients via injections. Especially for children, old patients, persons with needle phobia and people with chronic diseases this poses a big problem. Our technology makes it possible to deliver many of those drugs via a simple tablet. By encapsulating the drugs with special lipids, they are resistant against acid and enzymes in the stomach, get attached to the mucosa of the colon and the drug is efficiently absorbed by the body. This technology has already been successfully tested for the treatment of diabetes, cancer and others. Nevertheless, there is still no viable product on the market yet, as up to now there are no suppliers for those lipids, which are demanded in quality and high quantity. We developed a novel biotechnological production process for those lipids and already applied for a patent. We identified a global market for our lipids of more than one billion dollars in the pharmaceutical sector. We will sell our lipids to pharmaceutical companies and we will adapt product properties (e.g. amount of released drug in a certain timeframe) according to their needs. We already have a first potential customer who is paying us to encapsulate their drug with our technology.

Plug and play energy effieciency advisor for industrial operations management.

Save Energy – Optimise Energy Use – Limit peak loads. We develop KEEA (Knowledge-based Energy Efficiency Advisor), a software tool that, via machine learning, optimises your plants operation strategy to be more energy efficient while still meeting your other KPIs. KEEA is the only tool that enables industrial
companies to consider variables such as energy efficiency in the operation of their machines, without the requirement for additional hardware. Optimising your energy use means saving energy costs, unnecessary CO2 Emissions and contributing to grid stability. Further economic advantages, we believe that the
exact knowledge of your energy flows within your facilities equips industries with the fundamental power and control to tackle the future of the energy
market! Simple & low effort implementation is important to us. The Implementation of KEEA into facilities is a simple, standardised process. This makes KEEA the only purely software-based product in this field.

We know how to: Save Energy – Optimise Energy Use – Limit peak loads


Grow. Different.
(Winner of the i²c Award)

Currently industrial agriculture allows about 30% of the investment in fertilizer to be washed away. Nature actually has a solution: AMF - a symbiotic fungi. In symbiosis with crop plants AMF can decrease fertilizer and pesticide demand. But current AMF Products are simply too expensive. We as Evologic technologies are developing a scalable bioprocess which leads to significant cost reduction for the production of AMF. Achieving this goal will render the usage of AMF an imperative from an economic and an ecologic point of view - for the sake of our food and our environment.

We help you to build the most stunning scientific animations

Nanoscale biological processes, such as gene editing or DNA replication, cannot be seen due to physical limits of microscopes. When we want to explain these processes to someone, we have to use animation. These animations are usually simplified and schematic, because it is expensive to make them realistic.
We make software that alleviates creation of such animations while preserving realism down to atomic resolution. Our software plugs into typical workflow of scientific illustrators, and besides accelerating both modeling and rendering of biological structures, it makes it possible to deploy the animations to virtual reality and other immersive environments. This allows us to create stunning, interactive installations explaining biology and other molecular processes to large audiences. Our tool can help scientific animators to accelerate their workflow, the biologists to communicate their findings, and science centers and museums to present state of the art science to large audiences.

From proteins to stars.

At Invisible-Light Labs, we strive to make a positive impact on the world we live in by enabling ground-breaking scientific discoveries with our highly sensitive IR sensors. We use the synergy of our multidisciplinary team and apply the mechanics point of view to the optics world to create radically new room temperature IR sensors based on the innovative NEMS technology.

Prewave predicts supply chain and sustainability risks.

Manufacturing companies typically rely on 1000s of suppliers interconnected in complex, worldwide supply chain networks making it difficult to keep an overview about disruption and sustainability risks in their supply chain. Prewave is the next-generation supply chain intelligence platform that enables procurement professionals, sustainability and supply chain managers to follow their suppliers online and receive real-time and predictive information about events that might impact their suppliers. The platform is based on an algorithm that analyzes social and news media in more than 50 languages and identifies signals for more than 60 event types including industrial accidents, bankruptcies or natural disasters.

We make microplastics visible.

There is no validated method to detect microplastics yet. This makes risk assessment and quality control impossible. We develop measurement methods to accurately classify microplastics regarding their size, quantity and type. This enables users to focus on the interpretation of the data and act upon microplastic pollution levels. Unlike database approaches, our machine learning models are constantly improved without losing speed. Our traction includes commencing negotiations for pilot projects with 2 leading German universities as well as commencing negotiations for pilot project with Austrian research facility.

An ultrasonic trap to catch very small particles in liquids – in order for them to be measured much better in industrial environments

In industry, the thirst for data to make qualified decisions is growing. Often it is not possible to obtain real-time data in industrial liquids. This is where our products come in. They improve measurements with probes in liquids by an order of magnitude so that real-time monitoring of the process and thus "real" process control without time delay is possible. By using our add-ons, savings in resources, time and personnel as well as optimization potentials in yield, product quality and production downtimes can be realized.

Making flights turbulence-free.

We develop smart wings, which sense turbulence of the environment and adapt their shape to suppress the effects of turbulence in flight. Turbulence frequently lowers comfort and safety of passengers and causes economical damage to flight operators. With the "Turbulence Suppressing Program" - TSP - we finally are able to solve this long-term market request. TSP is a patented technology, which stabilizes aircraft in turbulent air. The basic principle of the technology is already applicable to state of the art aircraft by an innovative approach of flight control. By including new technologies like LiDAR and morphing structures, the impact of turbulence can further be significantly reduced.

WITIT is an adaptive learning platform that gets insights into learners' prior knowledge emotional states and uses it to adapt the content to their need which leads to maximized learning effectiveness and minimized learning frustration.

Our platform delivers value by truly understanding a person while he/she learns. At all times, the platform knows what learners know because their knowledge is continuously evaluated with tests. This allows us to identify gaps in their knowledge. We also track learners’ usage data and analyze it with ML with a goal to understand learners’ emotional states (motivation, engagement, etc.). With a good understanding of the gaps in their knowledge and their emotional states, we choose a piece of content they are most capable to work on at the moment, which maximizes their learning effectiveness and minimizes learning frustration. Since the platform takes care of presenting the new content to learners, tutors can put most of their efforts into communication with learners. Tutors also have insights into learner statistics, which allows them to quickly react to all emerging problems and come up with improvement ideas. This significantly increases their teaching performance.

We provide customized simulation tools to help industry better understand and improve their products.

We provide high end simulation technologies for experts on an open source basis. Our mesh generator Netgen and finite element library NGSolve are widely used in research to develop algorithms in a competitive and flexible environment. The TU Wien spin-off CERBSim connects companies facing challenging simulation tasks with the right people to solve them. We help researchers squeeze out the best performance and deliver competitive production code, provide support and training for applicants and bring in our mathematical expertise to solve the most challenging simulation tasks.


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