Teams of GROW 2019/20

The participants may be at different points in their development.
Here you can read about what they do.


Dominik Klotz, Jonas Menesklou (* Oct. 2019)

Testing is a big part of todays software industry. Being software developers ourselves, we recognized a lot of frustration writing tests for user interfaces. Complicated frameworks and long testing processes to name a few. Carl our testing butler executes your UI test definitions in a human way. He addresses UI elements based on natural language descriptions.


David Heigl, Fabrice Bickel, Maren Mistele (* Oct. 2018)

The platform Bladesign empowers creative people to give rotor blades of wind turbines a second life. The team behind Bladesign, consisting of three students from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of St. Gallen, has set itself the goal of inspiring designers, architects and other creative people about rotor blade material (glass fibre reinforced plastic). To achieve that goal, we have created Bladesign where we offer interested people the inspiration, information, complementary expertise and the network they need to work with the material. With the various collaborations that result from Bladesign, we hope to achieve an important step towards a more sustainable future.

Fiami - Find a Midwife

Samuel Fluck, Laura Schorb, Moritz Theis

All over Germany there is a massive lack of midwives. Although midwives' services are basic insurance benefits, many women are not able to find a midwife to counsel and support them. We want to help midwives to better organize the massive amount of requests, so that they have more time for their most important task, the personal care of pregnant women and their babies.

Forest Flight

Aicha Laghmani, Taher Chettaoui, Youssef Ben Ahmed, (Berater) Ghazi Chouikh (* Nov. 2019)

Forests are the biggest victims of climate change and Germany is no exception. According to BUND, the rise of temperatures made the soil dry and unfertile, and the sustainability of the forests is at risk. Therefore, better managing forests became a vital issue for our society as Germany has around 11.4 million hectares of woodland of which 48% are in private ownership. “Forest Flight” aims to assist foresters in their mission of managing the forest and its wide range of activities such as trees prospection and thinning. By using both drones and AI, we will be able to collect data faster than the traditional ways, while covering wider areas. Moreover, using our in-house built algorithm, forester will have access to a lot of processed data that will enable them to see which trees need to be thinned, which areas are sensitive to fires and a 3D model of the scanned forest among other features.


Lukas Reimold, Patrick Rodinger, Sina Hotz (* Oct. 2019)

Why Lumitrast? Because we believe that your most beautiful memories should brighten each of your days. A Lumitrast is more than a simple photo that you decorate your room with. It serves as an ambient light and always reminds you of your loved ones or your best experiences. Still looking for a good present? We got you covered.


Samuel Gensch, Joshua Brett, Maximilian Franz (* October 2019)

We are ModuGen, a proptech startup based in Karlsruhe. Our Vision is to simplify the planning and construction process in the building industry. We design an algorithm workflow at the junction of structural design and computer based generation. The algorithm takes a 'dumb' 3D building model as an input and generates a viable timber structure of the final building. The end result is a comprehensive production plan and a structural certificate. We reduce both the costs for planning and the time of construction dramatically, all the while promoting higher quality and better digital collaboration between trades throughout the process. With ModuGen we are invested in a sustainable building industry. That is why we focus on wood as the main resource of our building design. With wood as a building material, we literally store tons of CO2, support the growth of forest and consequently biodiversity.

Sensus Tech.

Josua Janus, Juan Carlos Climent, Sherif Nekkah, Lars Ohnemus (* Nov. 2019)

In the industry of motor sports and robotics a precise estimation of the velocity for the system control is required. Mostly it is done by conventional sensors like wheel speed, IMU or GPS. But what happens when the wheels are drifting or the robot is indoors? The estimation gets inaccurate. This is where Sensus Tech. steps in. With a solution based on cameras we do an estimation of the velocity and the vehicle slip angle at an affordable price. @KIT

Tina Menke, Lena Stempfle, Johanna von Hammerstein (* June 2019)

Our goal is to spark enthusiasm for programming in female 7th and 8th graders. In three-day workshops, the girls code their first lines with the Calliope Mini. The Calliope Mini offers the possibility of getting to know programming as well as crafting in a playful way. Additionally, we organize an excursion to a university institute to introduce the girls to real-life applications of informatics. started out as a university group at KIT, founded by three women who were wishing for more female role models in the tech sector when they were young. With this initiative, we want to change that for future generations and hope to build up girls’ self-confidence and interest in technological topics, specifically informatics.


Tobias Weyer, Marco Grüner, Manuel Remmele, Caterina Peither (* Oktober 2019)

You need a challenge to improve yourself. But many dart players lack this daily dart challenge at home to improve their skills on the board. It's difficult for them to find equally strong opponents and not easy for them to meet regularly to compete. Our goal is to create an online dart platform for the more ambitious steeldarts, where every dart player can find challenging opponents at home. Our innovative steel dart detection system counts your throws, connects you with other players and provides the competition you need to bring your steeldart to the next level. SMADA – count, connect, compete


Jonathan Ehwald, Marco Salas (* Mid 2019)

Voxelhost provides users with affordable on-demand game servers. We believe that gaming is most enjoyable when you can play together with your friends. Many games require you to set up a server to do so. However setting up and maintaining a game server is a complicated, time-consuming and expensive task. Especially for a younger audience. With Voxelhost, we've set ourselves the mission to simplify this process and make game servers accessible to everyone.




Sebastian Windeck, Sukanya Mandel, Majid Mortazavi, Günter Reuscher, Aaron Gilbee, Ajayi Oluwaseun, Roland Heß (* February 2019)

During March 2019 in Berlin, strangers met at Microsoft-FraunhoferCeRRI AI4Earth event to develop solutions to problems associated with climate change. From this AIRflow was conceived as a natural next step to aiding planning and routing decisions through the environment for medically at-risk individuals. It is obvious that air pollution increases the occurrence of asthma attacks, yet it is less obvious that various forms of air pollution can lead to an increased risk of a heart attack. We are building an AI system that will provide both 1) planning and 2) routing (real-time) guidance for these individuals to walk, run, bike... to move through paths of the best air from point A to Point B. We also hope to extend to allergy and athletic markets after a successful launch of a minimally viable prototype.

We help teams make better decisions, grow, and reach their full potential. Barbra makes learning and sharing knowledge easy: 1. Organize your knowledge in collections 2. Follow the ones relevant to you 3. Receive tailored recommendations on what you need to know to get work done and learn. When your team needs to learn a new skill, share a great article, onboard new employees, write meeting notes, keep up with this year’s trends, and more, Barbra has you covered.

More than 8000 people come to Karlsruhe each year to start studying. They want to get to know the city and are therefore looking for recommendations for events and locations from other students. We provide the solution for that: An online recommendation platform called "BOCK auf Karlsruhe". Here, experienced students can share their recommendations to others. As a reward, they earn virtual "BOCK-Points" for each recommendation, which they can convert into coupons in the city, e.g. for some free beer. Compared to other recommendation platforms, we only allow students to register by using the university email-adress. By that, the qualitity of the recommendations is way higher compared to competitors. The vision: We aim to be the biggest online recommendation platform for students in Germany. There shall not only be "bockaufkarlsruhe", but also "bockaufstuttgart", "bockaufberlin", "bockaufkoeln", and so on.



Dominic Seitz, Dominik Doerner, Marvin Wach (* Sep. 2019)

Workers at construction companies lose a lot of time on activities that do not create values. This includes bureaucracy, governance and compliance. We at Constreo want to digitalize and streamline those processes to help workers get right back to their actual tasks. Our first product is a time tracking application for teams at construction sites - a task that still relies heavily on daily paperwork for every employee at most small companies. We differentiate ourselves from the market by being user-driven, intuitive and minimalistic. Every worker should be able to use the app without any explanation from the get-go.


Nadezhda Prodanova, Raphael Fritz (* 09.11.2019)

Read all, pay once. Every year more and more journal and newspaper articles are hidden behind pay walls with a monthly subscription cost of 20 Euro on average. Most readers will have one subscription at most, because it is unaffordable to have more. Others will give up on a paying for content at all, because they will feel limited to one source. Because of this, information is getting more and more inaccessible. We want to build a newspaper platform where all articles from different publishers can be accessed in one place for a single subscription. Doesn't matter if it is political topics, scientific research, psychology, sports, nature and wild life, we want to have it all! Newspaper publishers will benefit from more people paying for content and readers will have access to all their favourite newspapers..

Florian Abel


Andreas Cordes (* November 2019)

We want to deliver tasty frozen pizzas with customized toppings to all the lazy gourmet pizza lovers out there 👨🏻‍🍳




Just here for the food


Peter Ruppelt, Anika Halder, Carolin Lange, Konstantin Spuler (* Okt. 2019)

Hey, we are KANISTER and we want to make everyone’s driving more efficient while creating a lot of fun at the same time! First of all, we want to provide our customers with personalized, well processed, understandable and usable data. The OBD 2 port, which is standard for every car since 2005, delivers all the necessary car related data. After processing the incoming data, we are able to displays the impact of the car on the environment as well as the costs for driving. The success of fitness trackers shows the increase of interest in personalized data. But it’s not only about the documentation of this data. A lot of people like to challenge their friends or the community to reach daily goals. We see, that a competitive environment motivates them to make a change. This inspired us to create challenges for efficient and intelligent driving in people’s daily lives.


KIT Merch

(* Sep. 2k19)



Robin Schreiner, Martin Wagner, Tobias Dierich, Frank Linke

likvi is a cloud application for billing, quoting and expense tracking. The app is optimized for the needs of freelancers, who can not spend much time on bookkeeping. The intuitive controls and smart automation likvi offers allow freelancers to save money every month and focus on their actual work. We started the project quite some time ago to scratch our own itch since we all work as freelancers ourselves and could not find a tool which fully supports us in our daily workflow. likvi initially started as a fun side-project and was not intended for the public, but we quickly realized that the tool might be helpful for others too, and we were (and still are) all curious about bringing our very own product to the market.



Madoc is the platform for travelers to find a doctors abroad and book a same-day appointment. Patients often have trouble communicating with local health care personnel and finding medical help abroad. Patients will no longer contact their insurance call center who is based outside where they are calling from, to find medical help abroad. Health insurance companies profit greatly, by reducing their reliance on call centers and local agents abroad. Clinicians benefit greatly by increasing their patient numbers. As a future outlook, the platform will help patients to: find and book available doctors for a home visit, make video chats with doctors.


Ari Dernedde, Janis Peters, Vincent Müller, Florian Abel (* November 2019)

Many small and medium sized businesses don't have the means to use machine learning and automated quality control in their production line. Our system based on computer vision and object detection can collect data from e.g. a conveyor belt which can be used to optimize the production process and the machine capacity utilization. The easy installation makes it perfect for companies who want to implement quality control in multiple stages of the production line without making any changes to existing machinery.


Alexander Weber, Paul Mattes (* Nov. 2018)

We are Paul and Alexander and we have started creating nutrilize in Nov. 2018. We are computer science students and had to do a practical software project, that is when nutrilize (or actually snap&track - how we called it first) was born. We kept developing a prototype throughout the year until now because we see potential in our idea and want to make it a product that helps people. So what is nutrilize about? nutrilize is our next level food tracking app. Food trackers help people to analyse and control their nutrition, e.g. to loose weight or eat healthier. Compared to other apps, where users have to weigh and insert every single food into the app which can take multiple minutes, we reduce tracking time to only a couple of seconds. Our users just need to scan their served meal with the smartphone camera, so we can recognize the contained foods and calculate the weights automatically. This is user-friendly, less frustrating and demotivating and let's you focus on your nutrition.

NVRRT Technologies

Sebastian Navarrete, Rodrigo Navarrete

We both were not nurtured with the habit of dividing the trash on four different trash bins. We developed an app that tells you the type of trash you have. Knowing and memorising where does each and every single piece of trash goes on which coloured trash bin is sometimes very difficult. Especially when we are talking about literal Trash. But we have developed an app that when you take a picture of your trash it tells you which is the correct trash bin to put it in. This solves just one problem that we mentioned before, using normal/manual trash bins. We are planning to develop an automatic machine that uses Artificial Intelligence to divide the trash within their corresponding containers and Not only will ease people's life but also it will speed up the picking up the trash with the trucks because they wouldn't need to spend time double checking if the trash belongs into their corresponding continer.



(* September 2019)

Our idea is to replace plastic bags from supermarkets with our sustainable cotton handbag! Not least, our own horror at the enormous production of plastic bags and their negative effects on the environment, humans, nature, and animals has brought us to this idea. Also the recognizable desire of the society to more and more sustainable offers in the most different areas supports us in our vision to displace plastic bags by our pockets in the long run. We are currently focusing on designing our own product label and designing beautiful packaging to give our customers a personal buying experience as possible. Currently, we sell our flagship model in our own online shop. But we want to expand our current distribution channel and offer simple cotton bags on the market via various online sales channels. We look forward to working with the mentors and hope to get lots of new ideas for our project as part of Grow and to gain new experiences.



(* Nov 2019)

Jeden Tag verschwenden wir eine Menge Zeit damit, uns im Internet durch Sozial Media, Videoplattformen oder Meme-Seiten zu scrollen und klicken. Schauen Serien an, lesen Nachrichten und konsumieren Medien, an die wir uns schon fünf Minuten später gar nicht mehr erinnern. Wäre es also nicht cool, wenn man dabei noch etwas lernen könnte? Memes und Videos anschauen und gleichzeitig eine Sprache lernen? Deshalb bauen wir eine Plattform mit der man in das digitale Leben anderer Kulturen eintauchen kann. Prokrastinieren und gleichzeitig eine Sprache lernen, das ist unser Ziel. Für Grow ist unser Ziel einen Prototypen zu bauen, damit ausländische Studierende leichter Deutsch lernen können.


Project 2.0

Raison d'être

Jonas Klein, Ramon Brischle (* June 2019)

Raison d'être - reason to be: Who are we? What do we stand for? These questions are our motor and fortunately we haven't answered them yet. This is also the reason why we chose this name. Already during our apprenticeship in big german banks as well as our studies in financial services we have always questioned the status quo. Our project has been with us throughout the way and we love to wear it. It begins with suits but we want to grow organically and add pieces, that make sense to us. Our suit is, just like us, cut from a different cloth. It is made of eucalyptus fibre and cotton scraps and will be produced in a sustainable way. By thinking like a customer we set a high standard to ourselves and stay open for new ideas and innovation. We combine ethics and aesthetics and create fashion that we want to wear, while keeping a good conscience.





Niki Nouri, Julian Peters

Many users of power-tools require to gather knowledge of how exactly their tools are being used. Measurements in specialized test-environments are being done, however complicated measuring technology is necessary and mostly it does not represent the "real" usage in daily routines. We are developing a modular sensor-kit, which is easy to connect to hand-held electric power-tools and which can collect different interior data. In addition to the product we provide the service of analyzing this data (using for example machine-learning techniques) in order to enable us to determin the workload and specify how the power-tool has been used. We mainly address leasers of power-tools in a B2B concept, allowing them to recognize any misusage of their rented tools. In addition, our service is of interest for professional workshops, where many power-tools are used on daily routine. The concept will also be of advantage in allowing predictive maintenance.


The Fitness App



Benjamin Wolba, Jakob Schwich, Christian Liu (* Nov. 2019)

Hello everyone! We are Benjamin, Jakob and Christian and our idea is called "Unversity". Unversity is an online education platform which is very "Un"-like the University you know! We believe that nowadays education is completely outdated. The best way to learn something is not by listening but by trying to explain it to someone else. That is why we want to create an online platform where people teach each other. To progress in your studies, we don't want you to write tests but instead, you must participate in a project where you, for example, have to explain a certain topic. Your explanation will be tailored to a certain user group, therefore it will make it very easy for them to understand this topic. This way everybody can learn and teach by simultaneously creating knowledge customized to everyone’s needs and understanding!



Deborah Schneyer, Benedikt Schneyer, Carlotta Schneyer (* Oct 2019)

Everyone is an explorer