A central goal of the High Performance Center is the transfer of scientific findings into economic and societal implementation: From invention to innovation!

One main mechanism in this regard is the cooperation with external partner for implementation. Those partners can be part of the research project, which produces the new insights or gain access to the knowledge later through consultation or licensing.

A second branch are spin-offs respectively start-ups: Researchers take the entrepreneurial initiative themselves and found a spin-off company to transfer their own scientific findings into products or services and offer them on the market. They can rely on a variety of support mechanisms from their research institutions for that founding process.

Of course, we maintain close contacts to the companies, which have emerged from the research environment of the Profilregion – High Performance Center for Mobility Systems. They act as partners in research projects, counterparts for strategic discussions or contractors to provide highly specialized products and services for our research activities.

Here we would like to present some selected spin-off companies from the environment of the High Performance Center, which are connected to us in close partnership and cooperation:


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SciMo stands for the development of electric high performance propulsion systems with a focus on motors, inverters and gearboxes. SciMo is creating high performance electric motors with highest efficiencies. The product area of SciMo is as well extended to services around electric motors like the electromagnetic design, mechanical calculations, CAD constructions and the manufacturing of prototype motors. The unique performance characteristics of our motors are reached via the key technologies of:

  • Copper fill factors above 80% using distributed windings
  • Innovative cooling concepts, such as indirect cooling of the copper windings

SciMo electric motors are being built and used since the year 2013. Our motors can reach a peak power density of more than 17 kW/kg and a permanent power density of 10 kW/kg. The SciMo technology is suitable for all applications with highest demands for power density and efficiency. SciMo motors have been extensively tested in the Formula Student and proved highest quality standards.

SciMo can offer perfectly harmonised propulsion systems with its high performance motors In combination with ideally parameterised inverver platform and the newly added in-house gearbox development. SciMo can rely on powerful toolchains for design and calculation, modern CNC machines for manufacturing and test-stands for fast realisation and validation of prototypes.

Motor UmrichterInverter and electric motor from own develoment and manufacturing

Futher information about Simutence is available on https://sci-mo.de/ Please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for direct contact to the company.


Simutence breit CMYK

Lightweight design requires the smart combination of materials, processes and methods. SIMUTENCE is specialized in the virtual design of fiber-reinforced composites (e.g. CFRP, GFRP, AFRP) and hybrids. Our approach for the efficient development of innovative lightweight solutions from the initial concept to the final product is a holistic Virtual Process Chain. This includes structural optimizations, as well as process, warpage and structural simulations for the virtual validation of manufacturability and load requirements.

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We offer independent engineering services, tailored simulation approaches based on add-ons for established simulation software as well as consulting and training for the virtual product development. Thereby, our background as a spin-off company of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) enables us to support and supply simulation methods based on the latest state of the art.

Futher information about Simutence is available on www.simutence.de Please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for direct contact to the company.