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LuxFlux: Advanced AI hyperspectral food inspection system

29/01/2019 2673 views 2 likes
ESA / Applications / Telecommunications & Integrated Applications / Technology Transfer

ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg start-up LuxFlux has developed a smart hyperspectral computer vision system for food validation. Meet LuxFlux at the 10th ESA Investment Forum in ESOC 31 January 2019.

Hyperspectral picture of avocados
Hyperspectral picture of avocados

LuxFlux software suite for computer vision connects hyperspectral cameras to applications and with its open software architecture it allows for quick results.

The company takes Hyperspectral Imaging technology from the lab and turn them into industrial and embedded applications.

The main product is the LuxFlux software suite designed for high reliability and real-time environments. 

It goes beyond traditional Computer Vision and the software can use any spectral source and supports many cameras out of the box.

Hyperspectral camera
Hyperspectral camera

The software uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to classify, identify or give quantitative results.

Leveraging upon the software suite, LuxFlux acts as an integrator and offer complete hyperspectral inspection systems.

To provide complete customer solutions, the company can also offer the associated hardware.

The system works with all major camera vendors to give the customer the best solution.

The company serves various industries with the focus on the food sector.

LuxFlux team

Hyperspectral camera
Hyperspectral camera

Jan Makowski studied Electrical Engineering and subsequently obtained his doctorate in Optical Microsystem-Technology.

In January 2016, together with Co-Founder Marc Henzler with a Business Major background, LuxFlux GmbH was established with the vision of making spectroscopy suitable for mass production targeting the industry.

LuxFlux GmbH is under incubation at ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg.

LuxFlux discovers the invisible. We use space technology (Hyperspectral Imaging) to fight food waste and make the food chain more transparent,” says Marc Henzler from LuxFlux.

10th ESA Investment Forum 
LuxFlux will participate to the 10th ESA Investment Forum 31 January 2019.

The ESA Investment Forum is an ESA space solutions event organized by ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Hessen and Baden-Württemberg in partnership with with High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) 

The aim is to foster investments in start-ups operating in the space domain as well as within related application domains, downstream as well as upstream. It provides a platform for networking as well as matchmaking between innovative space start-ups and investors.

ESA BICs - World's largest ecosystem for space-related entrepreneurship

The ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Hessen and Baden-Württemberg is part of the ESA space solutions network of 20 ESA BICs throughout Europe.

The centres are operated under ESA’s Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Programme Office (TTPO) with the European network of Technology Transfer Brokers. Together they offer access to all aspects of space-related innovation, technology and intellectual properties and is a gateway to ESA and European space research and developments.

The 20 ESA BICs in 17 European countries – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK – are forming the largest ecosystem in the world for space-related entrepreneurship. The 21th centre is soon to open in Northern Germany and more centres are already under preparation.

Over 700 start-ups have been fostered and another near 180 new start-ups are taken in yearly at the ESA BICs to be supported under the two-years business development boosting programme.