inncellys GmbH is an academic spin-off company of the University of Innsbruck founded in 2021 by Dr. Alexander Lichius and the University of Innsbruck’s investment holding company. inncellys GmbH offers protoyping and 3D printing services for the production of custom-made lab tools that improve convenience and efficiency of experimentation. We enjoy collaborating with research groups around the globe.
Alex Lichius investigates fungal cell biology since 2005 and received a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from Edinburgh University in 2010. His scientfic career progressed through various research institutions in Germany, the UK, Mexico and Austria. Lastly as principal investigator at the Department of Microbiology of the University of Innsbruck. Since 2021 he is the CEO of inncellys GmbH where he integrates his research expertise with smart manufacturing technologies. Based on his decade-long microscopy experience, R&D at inncellys GmbH focusses on live-cell imaging and live-cell physiology applications involving fungi and plants and their interaction.
Driven by the need for improved sample preparation and the lack of suitable commercial solutions, Dr. Lichius and MSc Laura Hackl invented in 2019 the prototype of what later became the first inncelly® experimentation chamber.
Founded in 1669, the Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck is the largest university in the western part of Austria. Located at a traditional north-south crossroads connecting Europe, the LFU is oriented internationally while positioned locally. The University of Innsbruck as a vital social force stands for high-quality independent research, education and science transfer.
The University of Innsbruck’s investment holding company (Universität Innsbruck Unternehmensbeteiligungsesellschaft mbH) was founded in 2008. The Uni Holding supports spin-offs associated with the University of Innsbruck. It provides both new and established companies with advice and active investment management. One of the main aims is to assist researchers and entrepreneurs throughout the process of creating a company, from developing the concept to building up the business itself. The Uni Holding is a 20% shareholder of inncellys GmbH.
Account holder: inncellys GmbH
IBAN: FI52 7997 7995 3574 77 (yes, indeed in Finnland)
VAT ID: ATU77144412
Company ID: FN560010w
GISA: 34396803 & 34078679
Commercial court: Handelsgericht Innsbruck
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Alexander Lichius