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Technology offer: Silicon chip with integrated laser - Light from a nanowire

11. February 2016

Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. This will pave the way for fast and efficient data processing with light in the future. 


Bavarian Patent Congress 2014: Promoting the Network of Science and Business

29. October 2014

Brossardt: „Kooperationen und Schutzrechte zentral für wirtschaftlichen Erfolg“
Forschungskooperationen, die Forschungsförderung und die Sicherung von Schutzrechten standen im Mittelpunkt des sechsten Bayerischen Patentkongresses. Auf der Veranstaltung der bayerischen Metall- und Elektro-Arbeitgeber bayme vbm und der Bayerischen Patentallianz GmbH diskutieren etwa 150 Experten aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, wie die Zusammenarbeit von Forschung und Entwicklung mit Unternehmen für beide Seiten gewinnbringend gestaltet werden kann. Außerdem präsentierten Hochschulerfinder aus dem Freistaat ihre Innovationen aus den Bereichen Elektronik, Energietechnik, Information und Kommunikation sowie moderne Werkstoffe.


Award for Innovative Start-up MODAG

1. October 2014

MODAG GmbH is the winner of the PEP Award 2014 in the category „Early stage start-up projects“. The PEP Promotor-program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is awarding the innovative start-up team for the development of a drug candidate for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. 


License for Indoor Navigation

May 15, 2014

On behalf of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH is awarding a license to NavVis GmbH for an award-winning technology for navigating inside buildings. This technology, which was initially developed at TUM under the name of NavVis, allows navigation inside large buildings without the need of GPS. In addition, with the help of a mobile app for smartphone users this technology also opens up new possibilities for interactive services such as museum tours or product advertising in shopping malls.


LMU / MPG spin-off fights neurodegenerative diseases

February 24, 2014

MODAG GmbH secures financing for developing a new active substance against protein deposits responsible for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Neurodegenerative diseases are diseases of the nervous system that often progress slowly and are characterized by a loss of mental and physical abilities. The deposition of disease-relevant accumulations of protein in the brain plays an important role in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have successfully developed a drug candidate that can significantly reduce the formation of these deposits. In the joint spin-off company MODAG GmbH the active substance anle138b is now to be developed up to market maturity to stop diseases such Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeld-Jakob in the future. To this effect, MODAG successfully concluded its first round of financing with up to EUR 8 million in participation with the Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH representing the two research institutions LMU and Max Planck Society (MPG).


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