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UniTransferKlinik (UTK) UniTransferKlinik (UTK), Digital Hub Lübeck BioMedizinTechnik, I4.0 Testumgebung KMU, Industry-in-Clinic-Platform Lübeck

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UniTransferKlinik Lübeck GmbH

Year Established



Maria-Goeppert-Str., 1, 23562, Lubeck (Germany)


Contact information

Martin Leucker
+ 4945131016500



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

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

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

Market sectors

  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Health and social work
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other markets

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 Researchs
  • 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

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

•     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

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


Organizational form

Public Private Partnership



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

In preparation

Geographical Scope



  • 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


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Basler AG (MidCap)



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Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS

TZL Technikzentrum Lübeck




University of Lübeck

BMWi - Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

IHK zu Lübeck (Chamber of Commerce)


University of Applied Science Lübeck



LSN Life Science Nord

Technological competences

  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
  • Internet services (e.g. web development, web production, design, networking, and e-commerce)
  • Other
Last updated: 07/01/19 14:35