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The MII develops startup projects. These projects are heterogenous in terms of their technology- and investment readiness levels. Some of them have a `proof-of-concept´, a prototype, a patent and a validated business model, others are still searching for a business model and to prove technological feasibility.

At a certain point, when one project´s technology- and investment readiness level reaches a certain stage, the MII, early stage investors and innovators transform these projects into own legal entities. This is how MII startups are founded.


Kegels4U develops a variety of different games for your smartphone or tablet to treat and prevent incontinence in women, men and children in a playful way. The project is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration


sync2brain is a spin-off from the University Hospital of Tübingen funded by EXIST research transfer and aims to fundamentally improve the treatment of stroke and depression by further developing non-invasive brain stimulation. The core technology is a real-time signal processor that significantly increases the therapeutic effectiveness of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), so that the stimulation is individually optimized for each patient.

Psychophysics Toolbox Version 3 (PTB-3)

The Psychophysics Toolbox Version 3 (or short “PTB”) extends Matlab and GNU Octave with functions for research grade neuroscience stimulus presentation and response collection. The PTB core routines provide trustworthy, precise, and efficient functions for stimulus presentation and response collection in different modalities.

PTB is a fully open source solution compatible with Linux, Windows as well as Mac. It is the leading tool especially for users which need time sensitiveness and reliability. Moreover, it is one of the most successful open source toolboxes in science in general.


eye2you is a medical AI company that enables first-time medical contacts such as family doctors and nurses to perform retinal examinations. All they need is a standard mobile funduscope, a smartphone, and the eye2you retinal analysis AI. This makes retinal examinations cheaper, faster and more widely available. This helps to detect vision-threatening diseases like diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma before it is too late.


Rehality develops a treatment method for unilaterally paralyzed stroke patients by combining EEG (electroencephalography) and virtual reality.


Ingwa relies on asynchronous communication technology between doctor and patient for remote medical treatment. Using time-shifted video interviews, which can be conducted via app and web, valuable time can be saved and user experience and efficiency can be increased. Through transcription, the AI can pre-select or prioritize patients to best meet the physician’s duty of care.


Cytolytics facilitates the daily work of scientists by providing a fully automated software solution for faster analysis of medical data. Using the latest artificial intelligence technology, we provide fast and reliable analyses that are confirmed by various experts.

Odilia Vision

Odilia Vision GmbH is a startup from the University Hospital Tübingen (Eye Hospital) that brings innovative products from university research to the market. The first product already commercially available is the software VISIOcoach®, a software for vision training in case of visual field impairments. The product is used, for example, in rehabilitation after stroke or in regenerative retinal diseases and has already been certified as a medical device.