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UniTransferKlinik (UTK)

Hub Information

Hub Name
UniTransferKlinik (UTK)
Local Name
UniTransferKlinik (UTK), Digital Hub Lübeck BioMedizinTechnik, I4.0 Testumgebung KMU, Industry-in-Clinic-Platform Lübeck
Evolutionary Stage
In preparation
Geographical Scope


UTK is the transfer centre of the BioMedTec-Campus Lübeck incorporating University, University of Applied Science, University Clinics, several Science and Research Institutes as well as the Incubator/StartUp-Center. UTK provides all competences of the campus-partners to enable startup and new business especially in the field of med- and hospital-tech/-IT industry 4.0 from idea to product including prototyping and test facilities for hard- and software.

UTK ist das Transferzentrum des BioMedTec-Campus Lübeck von Universität, Fachhochschule, Uni-Klinikum, zahlreichen Wissenschafts- und Forschungsinstituten sowie des Gründer-/Technologiezentrums. UTK koordiniert und offeriert alle Kompetenzen der Campuspartner für die Unterstützung von Gründungsvorhaben und innovativen Produktentwicklungen speziell im Bereich von Medizin- und Krankenhaustechnik/-IT im Kontext von Industry 4.0 samt Entwicklungs-/Erprobungs-/Testumgebungen für Hard- und Softwareck

Contact Data

UniTransferKlinik Lübeck GmbH
Year Established
Maria-Goeppert-Str., 1, 23562, Lubeck (Germany)
Contact information
Martin Leucker
+ 4945131016500


Organizational form
Public Private Partnership
Number of employees


  • Sensory systems
  • Photonics and imaging technologies
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Interaction technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Internet services

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the German national initiatives for digitising industry, Industry 4.0, Mittelstand 4.0 and Autonomik for Industrie 4.0.

Market and Services


  • Transport and logistics
  • Life sciences & healthcare
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

•     Incubator/accelator support concerning gesture control startup
•     Accompaniment from idea to product
•     especially MMI developmen

•     Medical Product Development needs direct access to clinical application environment, which has been established as a industry-in-clincs-platform together with dedicated services from diverse technology providers and clinical expertises
•     all kind of relevant digitization aspect related to medical devices from BigData via sensors/actor and smart assistant systems to interoperability of products and clinical services
•     medical technology industr

•     Interoperability of Medical Devices
•     Software- and Interface-development, Testing, Standardization and Certification
•     on several levels


  • National basic research funding
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources


Number of customers annually
Type of customers
  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Partners

    • Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Marine Biotechnologie und Zelltechnik (EMB)
    • Euroimmun AG
    • Medizinisches Laserzentrum Lübeck (Medical Laser Center Lübeck)
    • Medical FabLab Lübeck
    • Basler AG (MidCap)
    • WTSH
    • SLM AG
    • WiFö Lübeck
    • UniTransferKlinik Lübeck GmbH
    • Philips
    • Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS
    • TZL Technikzentrum Lübeck
    • VDMA
    • BMBF
    • Drägerwerk
    • University of Lübeck
    • BMWi - Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
    • IHK zu Lübeck (Chamber of Commerce)
    • University of Applied Science Lübeck
    • WiMi SH
    • Olympus
    • LSN Life Science Nord
    Last updated: 07/01/19 14:35