Gründercampus Lower Saxony
The following founders of regional universities have been successful since 2001, after intensive support by the regional coach of the University of Oldenburg, in the programme of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport "Gründerfreundliche Hochschule" (founder-friendly university) and the subsequent programmes "Gründercampus Interim" and "Gründercampus Niedersachsen.
The company, founded by Dr. Catja Hilge and Dr. Christian Nocke and based in Oldenburg, offers a comprehensive range of services in the field of acoustics for private individuals, companies and public authorities. The areas of room acoustics, building acoustics and noise protection are covered. For example, expert reports and forecasts can be prepared and the acoustic design of rooms can be carried out, right through to construction management and monitoring of the proposed measures. Thanks to state-of-the-art computer technology, the room acoustics in the building to be constructed can also be simulated in advance. The company was successfully involved in the following projects, among others:
- Room acoustic consulting, measurement and design in the Edewecht indoor swimming pool
- Consultancy for the development of a novel sound absorber for Airbus
- Room acoustic measurement and design in the offices of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
- In-situ measurements of impedance and absorption in the new Federal Chancellery
- Planning and consulting on acoustics and thermal building physics EWE-Arena, Oldenburg
- Room acoustic consulting at T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH, Bonn
- Training for various manufacturers of acoustic materials
- Court reports
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 777-9041
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 777-9042
The company founders Dr. Claus-Dieter Dürselen from the ICBM of the Carl von Ossietzky University and Thomas Raabe from the University of Hamburg offer with their company biological population studies, chemical and physical analysis in the field of coastal waters, freshwater systems and soil areas as well as the planning and logistics of corresponding experiments at sea. In addition, the company imparts knowledge from the field of aquatic ecology in the form of lectures, presentations, excursions and practical training. The ability to offer these services from one source makes AquaEcology virtually unrivalled in Germany. Aqua Ecology has been awarded several prizes for this innovative business concept, including the Gründerpreis of the city of Oldenburg and in the context of the start-up national competition.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-250
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-255
bytemine GbR, founded by Felix Kronlage and Holger Rode, offers innovative software solutions and internet services in the field of IT security. With the foundation the goal was pursued to produce and offer high-quality, innovative IT solutions with a conscious emphasis on the use of open source technologies. Due to the increasing importance of security in interaction with networked systems, bytemine sees itself as a partner for individual company concepts. The bytemine GbR also developed a system for document management with integrated cryptography components, through which the system will be particularly suitable for handling confidential data. Apart from product development, bytemine convinces with the offer of professional and individual services in the area of web hosting, e-mail solutions as well as consulting, conception and maintenance of Unix systems and network environments.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 36116410
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 36116419
The company was founded by Julia Köhler and Christoph Gerken, both still students at the FH OOW in Wilhelmshaven. The idea emerged from a student initiative, which dealt with questions of online marketing in addition to their studies. The Conversion Studio GbR would like to offer a service in the region of Northwest Lower Saxony, especially for small and medium-sized businesses, which combines the creative ideas of marketing and the technical implementation of these ideas. Conception, design, creation, marketing and consulting around the web combined and offered from one source. For this purpose, further training for SMEs in Wilhelmshaven has already been offered together with the business development agency.
Conversion Studio GbR
Phone: +49 (0) 4421/ 300 66 95
Fax: +49 (0) 4421/ 300 98 31
Denies stands for "German-Dutch Service Centre for Language". Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Oldenburg, the company is managed by Bettina Fabich, a qualified pedagogue. The idea of Denies is that cooperation between Germans and Dutch has intensified, both in the private and public sectors. However, due to linguistic and cultural communication problems, these co-operations often run inefficiently. This is where the work of Denies comes in. Courses on intercultural communication, Dutch, business German, educational trips to Amsterdam or Berlin including language courses are organised. Seminars on intercultural management and German-Dutch communication are also offered. In addition, individual consultations and project support are provided and experts are placed to answer specific questions.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-380
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-389
The company "EcoKraft" of Vadco Brummer offers energy consulting in the field of alternative fuels. The offers include, for example, the conversion of diesel vehicles to run on vegetable oil. Especially in today's world, where CO2 saving in combination with affordable mobility is required, directly applicable solutions for the end user are presented here. In addition to consulting and service, the services include the complete handling of the conversions in cooperation with partners from the region.
Founded by Dr. Matthias Lange and Dr. Ulrich Focken, energy & meteo systems GmbH offers innovative services and developments for the efficient integration of renewable energies into the power supply. The young company focuses on energy meteorology, i.e. the refinement of meteorological data into valuable information for the energy industry. energy & meteo systems is a spin-off from the University of Oldenburg. During their doctorate at the Institute of Physics, the two current managing directors of energy & meteo systems played a major role in developing Previento, a system for predicting the power generation of wind farms up to three days in advance. With the business idea of marketing these forecasts, they set up their own business in June 2004. The Previento system provides energy suppliers, electricity traders and grid operators with precise wind power forecasts in order to integrate the fluctuating feed-in of wind energy into their daily business in an economically and technically efficient manner. energy & meteo systems is also working on new concepts for so-called virtual power plants, which enable controllable power plant operation with decentralised energy sources. Since receiving funding from the Lower Saxony Start-up Campus, energy & meteo systems GmbH has received numerous other prizes, such as the main prize in the promotion Weser-Ems competition of VW AG. Meanwhile, energy&meteo systems GmbH employs about 15 people and has also successfully established itself internationally, for example in Canada and the USA.
energy & meteo systems GmbH
Marie-Curie Str. 1
Phone +49 (0) 441/ 36116 470/ 471
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 36116 479
The project ERMINAS by Hilmar Bunjes and Iris Wilde, which was also supported by EXIST, tries to combine the advantages of WebCMS and semantic web. With ERMINAS an editorial system is created which manages and publishes knowledge and not only texts and media. A company can thus make knowledge available on the web pages better than before and thus considerably enhance its web presence. The semantic added value information increases the probability of a ranking in search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Windows Live Search considerably. The company can be found better and can reach more customers.
Phone: +49 (0) 4405/ 268 138 0
Fax: +49 (0) 4405/ 48 90 61
The company intanges of Gunnar Harde develops innovative interviews together with its customers. intanges provides its customers with an ASP - solution which allows the interviews to be conducted and evaluated. The intanges - method allows at the same time the collection of individual ideas of the interviewees like in a qualitative interview and a systematic, efficient survey and automated evaluation like in classical questionnaires. Thus, creative ideas, subjective attitudes and culturally conditioned views can be questioned, analysed and presented even within large groups of people. The range of applications extends from the questioning of experts to the systematic questioning of employees in companies to the questioning of large customer groups - whether in the field of marketing, trend research or analysis within the framework of organisational projects.
One application of the intanges - method is the knowledge audit. intanges has developed this application especially for the knowledge management in companies and offers the technical platform as well as consulting services. The knowledge audit captures the current and ideal handling of the economic factor knowledge in companies. It examines the understanding of companies over several hierarchical levels, the types of knowledge and the knowledge flow. Finally, it provides concrete suggestions for improving knowledge building, communication and knowledge use - in line with corporate culture and strategy.
Brokhauser Weg 9a
26160 Stove/ Oldenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 9333985
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 9333989
is a founding idea of Michael Schuricht, Bernhard Vollmar and Christoph Helmes, which is aimed at all those who write or design texts and do not want to do without expert knowledge and support. Under the motto "simple and transparent", clients and text experts are brought together here. The electronic platform offers a fast, inexpensive and reliable alternative to time-consuming research in industry guides, advertising journals, etc. Kommasetzer.de works on the basis of the tendering principle. Clients post their projects free of charge and without obligation. Text experts conveniently select suitable assignments and submit an offer. The customer determines which of the offers is awarded the contract, that of the professional editor or the German studies student in the 5th semester. Everyone can choose the offer that matches his or her desired level of quality as well as his or her expectations in terms of price and time. This leaves more time and space to deal with content. Whether proofreading (spelling), text design (layout), editing (style & text structure), specialist editing, translation or creative writing - Kommasetzer.de offers many opportunities to take advantage of these services or to become an expert yourself.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 939 27 11-2
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 939 27 11-9
The headquarters of the company founded by Katja Harjes, a graduate in business administration, is in Delmenhorst. Lady Invest offers financial services especially for women. Questions that women can ask Lady Invest are for example: what does the pension reform mean for women, how are housewives best insured, how do insurances for children of single mothers work, or what are women's tariffs? The company has set itself two focal points: on the one hand, specialist knowledge is conveyed to customers from public institutions, private companies, educational institutions and women's organisations through seminars, lectures and financial coaching, while on the other hand, customers are also given individual advice in order to develop the most suitable financial package for their situation and wishes. Since the company does not offer its own products, a high degree of seriousness and objectivity is guaranteed.
Stedinger Str. 285
Phone: +49 (0) 4421/ 40 00 5
The company MaRenate of the company founder Wolfgang Schuster from the Terramare Institute of the Carl von Ossietzky University is practically the only German supplier to commercially produce macro algae that can be used in many ways, e.g. as food supplements, fertiliser, co-ferment for biogas plants, insulating materials or plant mats. As these macroalgae grow rapidly and absorb many nutrient salts such as nitrate, MaRenate can also offer coastal communities the treatment of eutrophic marine waters by using floating breeding tanks, the number of which can be flexibly managed. This combination is currently unique.
Phone: +49 (0) 4421/ 944-218
Fax: +49 (0) 4421/ 944-199
The company MK-MediaDesign, located in the Technology and Start-up Centre Oldenburg, was founded in August 2003 by Matthias Kiewied. MK-MediaDesign is specialized in multimedia products in the advertising sector and here especially in the photorealistic 3D visualization and animation of buildings, furniture etc. This is possible in a quality which is currently unique in this branch. Due to his many years of work in the Institute for Economic Education at the University of Oldenburg and his technical education, Mr. Kiewied is also the only provider in Europe who can deliver patent visualization. Inventors can thus better market their products. In addition, MK-MediaDesign offers all common advertising and design products such as websites, flyers, posters etc.
Carnation Street 9
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 9333706
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 9333708
The EXIST funded founding team Omniscale is specialized in the creation of fast maps and the acceleration of existing spatial data infrastructures. In connection with this, Omniscale aims to increase the dissemination of geodata and create new areas of application. Prerequisites for this are high-performance applications. Security and compliance with standards must not be compromised. Omniscale combines extensive know-how and the latest technologies. The company can therefore offer a wide range of services and special products in the field of high-performance geoinformation systems.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 9392774-0
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 9392774-9
Overspeed is an innovative service company in the wind energy industry. The central point of Overspeed's business activities is the development and sale of a system for remote monitoring of wind farms, OptiFarm. The aim of this development is to provide wind farm operators with a tool that minimizes the effort required to operate wind farms and optimizes economic performance.
In addition to remote monitoring, Overspeed is a consultant in the areas of wind potential studies, wind farm design and management of approval procedures. The main focus is on projects at "difficult" locations such as outside Europe and off-shore. In particular, Overspeed is the main consultant on the "Sandbank 24" project, which aims to build one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. Overspeed attaches particular importance to the use and development of modern processes and methods. For this reason, Overspeed is involved in several R&D projects in the areas of remote monitoring, performance prediction and offshore maintenance optimization and maintains close cooperation with the University of Oldenburg.
Overspeed GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-333
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-310
is a private, independent service provider in the districts of Diepholz and Vechta, but also operates nationwide and is a first contact and advice centre for senior citizens and their families.
The project supports, informs, advises and accompanies to enable senior citizens and their relatives to live a long, self-determined life in their own four walls and to promote participation in social life. The counsellors have an interface competence that covers the numerous facets of old age and ageing. The innovative business idea is to make use of this competence and, as the central node of a broad network of providers, to organise the ideal overall package for customers in order to guarantee "all-round carefree" provision. In the meantime SenioService has been renamed VitaCentrum and now handles an even broader spectrum.
Melanie Philip & Katja Rakers
Große Str. 18
Phone: +49 (0) 44 41/ 9378282
Fax: +49 (0) 44 41/ 9378283
The "Supertek GmbH" founded by Gerd Janssen, a graduate of Emden University of Applied Sciences, is a think tank for innovative mechatronic solutions. This is the new combination of mechanics, electronics and computer science. Gerd Janssen's company was the first to apply for a patent for an electromagnetic force process, which will enable, among other things, self-regulating blade adjustments in wind turbines or aircraft in the future. Mr. Janssen was able to win a large company as his first customer, which would like to use this technology for its winding machines in paper and wire production.
Phone: +49 (0) 4921/ 586363
Fax: +49 (0) 4921/ 586373
tours'n trends Tourism and Media GmbH
The Emden-based company tours'n trends sells travel to precisely defined target groups by means of an innovative internet portal it developed itself. Tours can be arranged individually or booked by well-known national and international suppliers. Tours'n trends has specialised in the organisation of regional travel offers. In addition, the company offers the design and implementation of media appearances in the Internet, print and multimedia sector.
tours'n trends tourism and media GmbH
The goal of the youserbase project by Michael Maune, Oliver Ehlers and Jan-Hendrik Willms, which is also EXIST funded, is to create a modular system for the provision of freely configurable database systems for the representation and interactive manipulation of thematically focused and user-introduced information. For the time being, the activities extend to the C2C area and try to prepare multilingual representations of technical equipment, cross-nationally and based on the professional and practical knowledge of its users, as clearly and transparently as possible. The team has now been expanded and restructured by three additional members. Since May 2009 youserbase is online.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 93922790
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 93922799
The company zero-handicap, located in the Technology and Business Incubator, was founded by Tim Gebken and Mike Beenders. They offer their customers to design or change their internet presence in a handicapped accessible way. For example, the size of the font can be changed or an additional auxiliary device can be connected. According to the German Act on Equal Opportunities for the Disabled, all public institutions are obliged to do so by the end of 2005. Private companies must follow at a later date. Zero-handicap can redesign websites to make them barrier-free, so that the pages do not have to be taken off the net, nor can any changes to the page design be detected. Zero-handicap is currently virtually unrivalled in Germany with this business idea.
Phone: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-283
Fax: +49 (0) 441/ 36116-281