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Hamburg is the world's third largest location for the civil aviation industry. Many startups also play a role here. We present three of them: jetlite, Evitado Technologies and FLIO.

© jetlite: cabin lighting
© jetlite: cabin lighting


Founded in 2017, the startup jetlite develops lighting solutions that are synchronised with the biological clock to improve people's health and well-being. In many places, they are exposed to artificial light that disrupts their sleep-wake rhythm. This leads to fatigue and can have a detrimental effect on health. jetlite has addressed this problem by developing personalised lighting solutions based on the findings of the human centric lighting concept and chronobiology. This technology harmonises our inner clock with our natural biorhythm. The jetlite lighting solution was originally developed for the aviation industry to reduce jet lag. Today, it is also used in other areas, for example in the healthcare sector.

© Evitado
© Evitado

Evitado Technologies

Evitado offers a collision avoidance system that helps with the movement of large objects, for example when transporting an aircraft into a hangar. The system provides collision warnings before an accident occurs, avoiding costly damage and downtime. The project began while the founders were studying at the TU Hamburg and in their spare time in 2017. In October 2018, the founding team began working full-time when it was accepted into the Airbus BizLab Accelerator Season 4 in Hamburg. Before the company was officially founded, the project was called "Flugilo". Since then, Evitado has received a number of awards and funding, including through the InnoRampUp programme of IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH.

© FLIO: screenshot of the app
© FLIO: screenshot of the app


The FLIO app offers a comprehensive service for air passengers. It displays information about flights in real time, provides insider tips, such as for shopping, connects to Wi-Fi, shows maps of numerous airports, pins flights on a globe so that users can track where they have been and much more. In total, information on almost 6,000 airports is available. FLIO was launched in 2015 by Stephan Uhrenbacher, a serial founder who was also involved in companies such as Qype and Avocadostore.


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